NWTF Presents Glenn Sapir 2008 Communicator of the Year Award

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Glenn Sapir has inspired thousands to love the outdoors through his articles and feature stories.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Glenn Sapir, of Putnam Valley, N.Y., was recognized as the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 2008 Communicator of the Year recipient during a Professional Outdoor Media Association conference luncheon Saturday, Aug. 2, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

“We all know Glenn as one of the most prolific and talented outdoor communicators of our time, but he’s also one of the kindest people you’ll ever know,” said Tammy Sapp, NWTF sr. vice president of communications. “Through his words and stories, Glenn has inspired countless people to love the outdoors as much as he does.”

His distinguished career in outdoor communications has included posts as editor for Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, New York Sportsman and 18 years with Field & Stream magazine. As president of Ashmark Communications, he has written for dozens of magazines, including frequent contributions to NWTF’s Turkey Call. He also authored the book, “Secrets of the Turkey Pros,” and writes a regular outdoor column for Journal News, a Gannett daily newspaper in suburban New York.

Sapir is a longtime member of the New York State Outdoor Writers’ Association and has served stints as president of both the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the New York Metropolitan Outdoor Press Association.

For the last five years, Sapir has also worked for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, directing the Foundation’s wide-ranging editorial services. He edits The Range Report and NSSF Reports as well as overseeing contributions to SHOT Business magazine and SHOT Show Daily. He also manages several electronic newsletters as well as NSSF’s editorial contributions to outside magazines and Web sites.

“It warms my heart to also know he’s been a member of the NWTF for nearly 25 years,” Sapp told the POMA audience. “Though he’s an avid sportsman who has hunted and fished throughout North American, his passion is hunting the wild turkey. It’s reported that some of his most cherished memories afield happened during his successful quest for a Grand Slam in 1999.”

Each year, the NWTF recognizes a communicator who answers the call to promote the NWTF’s mission of wild turkey conservation and the preservation of North America’s hunting heritage.

Past NWTF Communicator of the Year Award recipients include; Tom Fegely (2002), Ron Schara (2003), J. Wayne Fears (2004), Grits Gresham (2005), Jim Zumbo (2006) and Jim Casada (2007).