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“Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame

Founder - Garry Mason

Releases 15th Annual Event Date and Venue


May 3, 2016 – SPRINGVILLE, TN – Founder of the “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame, Garry Mason, has released the 15th Annual “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame’s 2016 event date and venue.  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”.

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.

Many outdoors celebrities attend this annual event and we will be updating this release as the event draws closer to include those who have RSVP’d.

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 July 31, 2016.


Board of Directors
Garry Mason
Executive Director
Springville, TN


Cindy Mason
Springville, TN  
Lorelei Kerns
Assistant to the Directors
Big Sandy, TN  
Ben Barto Dubois, WY Nationally acclaimed wildlife artist and knife maker
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
Dan Reaser Elyria, OH President and CEO of Danny Boy Productions, LLC and The Outdoor Option television show
Kevin Blake Weldon Waukee, IA Country music entertainer and creator of Bad Boy & Jimmy music, cds and videos

Bass Pro

Kevin Blake Weldon