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OWAA Meets with Media, Industry Professionals at 2007 SHOT Show

(Jan. 03, 2007 - Missoula, MT) The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), “The Voice of the Outdoors,” will hold a press conference at the 2007 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Orlando, Fl.   Members of Outdoor Writers Association, friends, industry professionals and members of the media are invited to join OWAA’s board of directors at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan.13, in room N313.   OWAA, the nation’s largest group of professional outdoor communicators, will inform communicators and industry professionals of benefits of networking with 1,700 outdoors communicators representing diverse media.   OWAA’s board will meet the next day for its semi-annual meeting in Orlando, host city of the world’s largest showcase of firearms, hunting and outdoor products.   “OWAA looks forward to showing its flag at the SHOT Show,” said OWAA Chairman of the Board Spencer Turner. “Our participation in this forum is a wonderful opportunity to meet with industry professionals, members of the press and to thank longtime supporters of our association.”   At SHOT, OWAA will introduce its newly revised Outdoor Reference Manual, an indispensable reference for anyone who writes about outdoor activities. The group also will highlight its fellowship and scholarship programs; invite the shooting and hunting community to its June 16-19, 2007, annual conference in Roanoke, Va.; and announce plans for the revision of its Business Guidelines Handbook, another must-have reference for outdoor communicators.   OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that was founded in 1927 by a small group of hunting and fishing writers. Since then, the organization has grown to approximately 1,700 communicators from the broad, modern spectrum of outdoor beats, from shooting to camping, backpacking to kayaking, wildlife watching and mountain climbing.   From these diverse backgrounds and disciplines, members gather beneath the OWAA banner to hone skills, share philosophies, develop profitable business strategies and network with peers, conservation policymakers and industry trendsetters. OWAA’s membership remains grounded in its historical roots – hunting and fishing communications. However, it continues to broaden its outlook and services to encompass all resource-dependent outdoor activities. OWAA's national headquarters is located in Missoula, Mont. To learn more about OWAA, “The Voice Of The Outdoors,” call 406-728-7434.