WILD GAME DINNER:
The speaker for the WGD will be Gary Lewis. He is the author of 16 books and host of the TV show Frontier Unlimited, has hunted and fished seven countries and across much of the American West. Lewis, in his role as an observer and a chronicler, has definite views on the role conservation plays in society and in our natural world. For the RRGC, Lewis will entertain with a look at hunters and the hunt, from within the ranks of the sportsman and from without. He will challenge some of your cherished views, give you a reason to plan your next adventure and provide a road map for the future of conservation.
Biography for Mr. Lewis. Gary Lewis is an outdoor writer, speaker, photographer and TV host who makes his home in Central Oregon. He has hunted and fished in seven countries and across the United States. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he has been walking forest trails and running rivers foras long as he can remember. He is twice past president of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA) and was recently presented with NOWA’s prestigious Enos Bradner Award. Lewis is a columnist for The Bend Bulletin, a Contributing Editor for Successful Hunter magazine, a humor columnist and a regular contributor for many magazines and newspapers.
Lewis is host of Frontier Unlimited, a TV show, and is the author of 16 books. Titles include FISHING Central Oregon, Fishing Mount Hood Country, A Bear Hunter's Guide to the Universe, Gary Lewis’s Hunting Oregon, Oregon Lake Maps and Fishing Guide, Idaho River Maps and Fishing Guide, John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Deer Hunting Tactics for Today’s Big Game Hunter, Freshwater Fishing Oregon & Washington, Sun Publishing’s Hunting Oregon. Many of his books have won Excellence in Craft awards and he has received numerous awards for his newspaper columns and magazine articles. His stories have appeared in Covey Rise, Sports Afield, American Handgunner, Bear Hunting, Cabela's Outfitter Journal, Rifle, Successful Hunter, African Hunting Gazette, Boating Sportsman, Houseboat, Traditional Bowhunter, Mule Deer Foundation, African Hunter, Flyfishing and Tying Journal, Game & Fish magazines, Oregon Hunter, Salmon Trout Steelheader and more.
Lewis, through his association with other outdoor writers, met long-time writer Ed Park, a frequent contributor to Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Sports Afield and other publications. Lewis and Park were good friends from 1999 through 2008, when Ed Park passed away. Lewis counts Ed Park, Bob Nosler and John Nosler as his mentors.
Gary Lewis lives in Central Oregon with his wife and three camo-clad daughters.