Epic woodsman who created outdoors program for 400,000 youth and parents – 2005
Bill Karr has been full time staff with Western Outdoor Publications for 24 years now and was raised fishing and hunting, as well as managing, owning and building marshes and duck clubs. He’s hunted mule deer, blacktail, whitetail, antelope, elk, wild pigs, grouse, pheasants, doves, ducks, geese, pigeons, crows, turkeys, rabbits and exotics around the United States, Mexico and Canada, and even run trap lines in the winter. Karr has been published in Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, many newspapers and had his photography published internationally. Karr is a Navy Vietnam-era veteran, past president of the Outdoor Writer’s Association of California (OWAC), member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) and an inductee of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame. He has been awarded two Public Service Recognition Awards by the Outdoor Writers Association of California OWAC) for organizing and running the WON ‘Shoot for the Future’ program and for the ongoing WON YOUTH OUTDOOR SPORTS FAIRS. He has served on the Youth Committee of the California Waterfowl Association, and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the California Department of Fish and Game, Game Bird Heritage Program.