Legendary Outdoor Writer Inducted into Georgia Hunting & Fishing Hall of Fame
(Rome, GA June 18, 2022) Tonight Legendary outdoor writer J. Wayne Fears was inducted into the Georgia Hunting & Fishing Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and is housed at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center which combines a state wildlife management area, public fishing area and regional wildlife education and conference center on 6,400 acres southeast of Atlanta.
While Fears is known for writing about adventures worldwide, he spent his first 10 years out of college working as a wildlife professional and freelance writer in the state of Georgia. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia, was a founding member of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association in 1969 and served as its president the following year.
Hall of famer and national fishing writer Jimmy Jacobs made the induction presentation for Fears induction, held at a banquet in Rome, Georgia. In the induction Jacobs stated, “There are three categories in which a nominee must excel in at least one to be considered for induction, Fears more than qualified in all three.”
Past Georgia Hunting & Fishing Hall of Fame honorees include President Jimmy Carter and renowned Outdoor Life magazine field editor Charlie Elliott, who was a mentor to Fears when he started his outdoor writing career.
Fears has had published 34 books and over 6000 magazine articles on outdoor subjects. For more information on his long career in the outdoors go to – ruralsportsman.com/about-jwayne/
For more information on the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association go to – gaoutdoorwriters.com