Cumberland Times-News

Outdoors

February 15, 2014

McIntyre wins writing award

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. — Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, manufacturer of high performance sports optics, has named Thomas McIntyre, field editor with Sports Afield and a contributing editor with Field & Stream magazines, as its 2013 Carl Zeiss Outdoor Writer of the Year.

The award recognizes an outstanding outdoor writer who has achieved excellence in outdoor communications, has made significant contributions to the hunting and outdoor industry, and is an active supporter of wildlife conservation.

McIntyre joins a Who's Who list of outdoor writers who have positively shaped and informed the public about hunting and outdoor sports experiences and issues.

 

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  • Bear Watch

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