There will be a single, major award presented annually to the best article published in a DSC publication. In addition, special recognition awards will be presented to all finalist articles.

Purpose of Award.  The purpose of the Award will be to recognize excellence in outdoor writing for contributors to DSC publications. This Award will encourage more and higher quality written articles to support DSC’s Game Trails magazine, Camp Talk newsletter, and other publications. The award is sponsored by Sports Afield,, the world’s premier hunting adventure magazine.

Eligibility.  DSC members contributing to any DSC publication.

Qualifying Articles.  Original (non-ghost written) articles selected for publication in any DSC publication. Articles that were written by professional writers or that were substantially revised and/or edited are ineligible.

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2018Glenn Elison
2017Ken Heard
2016Dave Baxter
2015Dave Baxter
2014Terrell McCombs
2013John Mowrey
2012Bruce Moon
2011Wade Gear
2010Ken Heard
2009Ray Paolucci
2008John Mowrey
2007Raj Paul