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National Hall of Fame Founder - Garry Mason


Updated Lineup for the 15th Annual Induction and Banquet

August 18, 2016 – SPRINGVILLE, TN – Founder of the “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame, Garry Mason, has updated the lineup of award recipients and attendees for the 15th Annual “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame’s 2016 Induction and Banquet.  This year’s inductees and guests will again be boarding one of the largest paddlewheel showboats in the country - the General Jackson Showboat/Music City Queen in Nashville, TN on Saturday, August 27th dockside along the Cumberland River.  Boarding begins at 9:00am and will be followed by the banquet and induction ceremony at 10:00am. 

2016 class of inductees include: Colorado Buck – Television Host & Professional Hunter; Lucy Mize – Professional Angler; WR Sauey – Co-Founder of Flambeau Outdoors; Terry and Mark Drury – Founders of Drury Outdoors; George Thornton – CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation; and Fred Bear (post-humously) – known as “The Father of Modern Bowhunting”.

Our guest speaker this year will be Mr. Ray Eye, champion turkey hunter, radio personality and Hall of Fame Member.

The Davy Crockett Trailblazer Award will now be known as The Ray Scott American Trailblazer Award in recognition of Hall of Fame Member and the Father of Professional Bass Fishing, Ray Scott, and will be presented to and accepted by Mr. Ray Scott himself.

Other award recipients will be Lisa M. SnuggsAmerican Outdoor Sportsman of the Year, Mike HayesTennessee Outdoorsman of the Year, FLW Fishing League WorldwideOutdoor Organization of the Year, and Flambeau OutdoorsOutdoor Manufacturing Excellence Award for both Fishing and Hunting.

Many outdoors celebrities attend this annual event.  Hall of Fame Members who have confirmed to attend this year are Nina Woods, O’Neill Williams, Brenda Valentine, Ray Eye, Cuz Strickland, Terry Denmon, Mike Morgan, Bill Huntley, Paul Alpers, Alex Rutledge, Charlie Ingram, Byron Ferguson, Ralph McDonald, Harold Knight, Darrell Van Vactor, Jimmy Holt, Jerry Martin and Emily Schaeffer with more sure to come!

The event is open to the public with an individual ticket price of $100 each.   Sponsorship information and individual ticket reservations may be obtained through the “Legends of the Outdoors” website at, or by calling 731-593-0171 or 731-693-7770. Ticket and/or sponsorship reservations must be made and purchased before August 12, 2016.

Board of Directors
Garry Mason
Executive Director
Springville, TN


Cindy Mason
Springville, TN  
Lorelei Kerns
Assistant to the Directors
Big Sandy, TN  
Mickey Beck Lebanon, TN  
Ron Cleveland Council Bluffs, IA Champion bird carver and waterfowl hunting enthusiast
Todd Coppernoll Waunakee, WI Co-Owner and President of WPM Management Group

Pat Doyle

Franklin, TN

Kent Driscoll Cumming, GA Professional outdoorsman and fisherman, head of B 'n M Poles pro staff, tournament crappie angler
Tommy Garner Hardy, AR Nationally acclaimed outdoor writer and television & radio personality
Kenny Louden Springville, TN Professional waterfowl & fishing guide, Head Archery Coach and Assistant Bass Fishing Coach for Bethel University
Kevin Blake Weldon Waukee, IA Country music entertainer and creator of Bad Boy & Jimmy music, cds and videos

Bass Pro

Kevin Blake Weldon