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Local outdoors writer wins state award

Warren County outdoor writer Steve Sorensen took home the top “Excellence in Craft” award from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association May 20, held in Grantville.

Sorensen won three first-place awards. His article titled “Nun Sense” was the top winner in the “White-Tailed Deer Award” category. He also won the first place “Outdoor Blog Entry Award.” In all, 28 First-Place “Excellence in Craft” winners were considered for the “Best of the Best,” recognized and awarded by the National Rifle Association. Sorensen’s article “Nun Sense” rose to the top in the crowded field.

“Nun Sense” is about a Roman Catholic nun in St. Marys, who received vicious criticism from around the world for shooting a nice buck. Sorensen’s article appeared in the November 2016 issue of North American Whitetail magazine. He considered the nun’s story from the point-of-view of the theology of hunting.

Sorensen is a contributor to several national and regional magazines and contributes to blogs for Legendary Whitetails and Havalon Knives. His newspaper column, The Everyday Hunter®, appears in the Olean Times Herald, the Jamestown Gazette, and the Forest Press. He also speaks frequently at sportsman’s shows and church-sponsored sportsman’s banquets.

Previously Sorensen won “Best Newspaper Column” three times from POWA, and in March 2015 he won the national “Pinnacle Award” from the Professional Outdoor Media Association.

Sorensen lives in Russell with his wife, Barbara, and miniature groundhog dog, Remy. For more information about Steve, his writing and his speaking, go to www.EverydayHunter.com. For information about POWA, go to www.PAOutdoorWriters.com.

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