Outdoor Writer Selected For Promoting Outdoor Sports
Clayton, NY. - The New York State Outdoor Writers’ Association honored Dan Ladd of Fort Ann, NY with the “Pass It On Award” at its annual conference in Clayton, NY on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The NYS Outdoor Writers’ Association and Bass Pro Shops both realize the importance of passing on a love of the outdoors, conservation, and involvement in outdoor sports. The future of these activities depends on creating an interest and involving other people.
Bass Pro Shops has always had a strong role in conservation and supporting those that pass on our outdoor heritage. They have initiated this Pass It On Award and donate $300 in the name of the yearly recipient to the McNitt Memorial Scholarship Fund of NYSOWA. The McNitt Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to college students and sends high school students to Conservation Camp.
Dan Ladd has spent most of his life in the Adirondacks and currently lives with his wife, Adrienne, in Fort Ann near Lake George. He began writing for The Chronicle in Glens Falls in 1999 and has had a weekly column there since 2003. He is an award-winning writer and photographer and currently serves as Northern Region Vice President for the New York State Outdoor Writers’ Association. His widely read articles in The Chronicle have generated interest in outdoor sports and supplied countless readers with the information and resources to enjoy these sports.
Dan Ladd is also an outdoor writer for the Plattsburgh Press Republican. He maintains his own website – Adkhunter.com. This website began because of his love of deer hunting but has developed into a very valuable resource for all Adirondack sports. These articles and information on the website spread the news of important issues facing sportsmen, create an interest in the outdoors, and stress the importance of conservation.
His newspaper articles, website information, and magazine articles also spread important information on the joy of hunting, fishing, paddling and other outdoor sports. They have reached many people and generated interest in all age groups. These articles also provide valuable information on where and how to enjoy success in these sports.