July 11, 2018 — Springville, TN — Founder of the “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall Of Fame, Garry Mason, has announce the award recipients for this year’s annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony.
The 2018 American Outdoor Sportsman of the Year will be Curtis Fleming, nationally known fly fisherman and host of “Fly Rod Chronicles” television show.
This year’s Tennessee Outdoorsman of the Year will be Chris Nischan, professional guide and outdoorsman.
Joe Miller, of William F. Miller and Associates, is the recipient of a new award this year, the Bill Huntley American Leadership Award.
The recipient of the Wade Bourne Outdoor Communicator of the Year will be Colin Moore, editor in chief of FLW Outdoors magazine.
The Legacy Award goes to the granddaughter of Charlie Brewer, Sr., founder of Charlie Brewer’s Slider Company, Caroline Brewer-Calton, who has been a positive fixture in the family business.
This year’s event will once again be held aboard one of the largest paddlewheel showboats in the country – the General Jackson Showboat/Music City Queen in Nashville, TN on Saturday, August 25th dockside along the Cumberland River. Boarding begins at 9:00am and will be followed by the banquet and induction/award ceremony at 10:00am.
Hall of Fame members scheduled to attend included – Forrest & Nina Wood, Charlie Ingram, Bill Huntley, Emily Shaffer, Joella Bates, Jerry Antly, Mike Morgan, Ray Eye, Dave Precht, Morris Sheehan, and Cuz Strickland.
The event is open to the public. Sponsorship information and individual ticket reservations may be obtained through the “Legends of the Outdoors” website at www.legendsoftheoutdoors.com, or by calling 731-693-7770. Reservations must be made and purchased before August 11, 2018.