Ben Moyer of Farmington won a first place award at the 2019 Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) Excellence in Craft Contest recently.

Moyer’s article, “Cutthroat Adventure: Packhorse and saddle reach remote fishing,” published in the Herald-Standard in August 2018 took first place in the fishing category. The fishing category includes freshwater and saltwater, any tackle and the emphasis should be on human interest or adventure within the sports.

The OWAA is the oldest and largest association of professional outdoor communicators in the United States. It was organized in 1927 by members of the Izaak Walton League of America and includes professional communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. OWAA’s professionals include writers, photographers, outdoors radio and television show hosts, book authors, videographers, lecturers and artists.

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