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2020 California Outdoors Hall of Fame Honors Five Who Fostered the Call of the Wild

It was Jim Brown who orchestrated a program that opened the once-closed San Diego city lakes to the public and, in the process, created a template that could be used for off-limit lakes anywhere …

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California Outdoors Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees Changed Landscape

A salmon conservationist who helped invent an underwater filming technique, one of the world’s greatest hikers, and the man who brought California travel into the lives of millions were voted …

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The World Champ of Fly-Casting Just Wants to be a Teen

Maxine McCormick is already a fly-fishing legend. But how can a 15-year-old make her way through a world dominated by retirees?

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2021 Induction Ceremony

Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Time TBD

Outdoor Products Showcase Theater, International Sportsmen’s Exposition

CalExpo, Sacramento

Attend to meet California’s greatest outdoorsmen and women at California’s greatest outdoor show.

For more about ISE Sacramento, CLICK HERE.

2020 INDUCTEES

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous”
-Aristotle.

Terry Knight

Terry Knight - Photo Credit: Brian Sumter Terry Knight is the consummate woodsman, an expert hunter and fisherman in [...]

Kent Brown

Kent Brown - Photo Credit: Kelly Haydel From his seminars, clinics and radio and television shows, Kent Brown [...]

Jim Brown

Jim Brown - Photo Credit: Julia Brown After Jim Brown developed the program that opened nine long-closed San Diego [...]

Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold - Alexhonnold.com Alex Honnold gained world renown for the rescue of Emily Harrington on El Capitan in [...]

Clarence King

Clarence King - Library of Congress The travels and science of Clarence King — with his range of [...]

What is the COHOF?

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The California Outdoors Hall of Fame honors the achievements of distinguished outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen (the Circle of Chiefs) for their lifelong dedication to advancing understanding of, appreciation for and conservation of California’s great outdoors.

Those inducted to the Hall have demonstrated exceptional breadth of skills and commitment to the outdoors and have touched many thousands, if not millions, of Californians through their love of the outdoors and outdoor sports.

The California Outdoors Hall of Fame strives to sustain what they started, inspiring the next generation to adventure and service.

The California Outdoors Hall of Fame recognizes individuals with a profound scope of outdoor accomplishments that have impacted others and improved the lives of Californians. Personal achievement by itself, on the other hand, merits less consideration.

All candidates must fill two requirements:

1. Nominees must have inspired thousands of Californians to take part in the great outdoors and/or conservation.
2. Nominees must have taken part in a paramount scope of adventures.

Anybody can nominate an entrant. Entrants can nominate themselves. To be eligible, nominations must include a 200 to 250-word biography of the nominated person.

Voting occurs in early winter by past winners, the Circle of Chiefs, and leaders in outdoors media, government, and industry. They vote anonymously, free of faction. The annual awards are announced in January at the International Sportsmen’s Expo in Sacramento. Inductees become venerable members of California’s Circle of Chiefs.

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About Us

The California Outdoors Hall of Fame is a nonprofit committed to honoring the achievements of legendary outdoor individuals with a profound scope of outdoor accomplishments that have impacted others and improved the lives of Californians!

Upcoming Events

2021 Induction Ceremony

Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Time TBD

Outdoor Products Showcase Theater, International Sportsmen’s Exposition

CalExpo, Sacramento

Attend to meet California’s greatest outdoorsmen and women.

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