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2011 Conference Keynote Speaker: Hank Shaw

MISSOULA, Mont. – Outdoor Writers Association of America is proud to announce its 2011 conference keynote speaker will be Hank Shaw, blogger and author of “Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast,” which slated for publication later this year. His keynote speech is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 at 8:15 a.m. at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, Utah.

After nearly 20 years in the newspaper industry, last year Hank Shaw quit to pursue his passion for fishing, foraging, hunting and cooking. A voice for the honest food movement, Shaw created the Hunter Angler Gardner Cook blog,, where he shares his experiences trying to find “new ways to cook and eat anything that walks, flies, swims, crawls, skitters, jumps – or grows.” Since then, he has been twice nominated for the James Beard Foundation Awards and also won the 2010 Bert Green Award for Best Blog from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Shaw’s work has appeared in magazines such as Field & Stream, Food & Wine and Organic Gardening.

Shaw will follow his keynote speech with a conference session entitled “Going Local: How and Why to Cover the Local Food Movement,” accompanied by accompanied by Virginia “locavore” blogger and author Jackson Landers.. They will take a more in-depth look at the local, sustainable food movement and how it affects the outdoor communications community.

For more information about the 2011 OWAA Conference or to register for this event, visit

The 1,200-member Outdoor Writers Association of America 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. The association is headquartered in Missoula, Mont. Visit for more info.

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