Field & Stream "Heroes of Conservation"

The 2013  winner of Field & Stream’s “Heroes of Conservation” award is Steve Sams from Prescott, Arizona. 
       He is a retired U.S. Forest Service staff officer. Sams is a charter member of the Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group, a collaboration of more than 30 sportsmen’s groups working to break down competitive barriers and pool resources.

“The Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group resulted from trying to plan our first camp, and in our meetings everyone turns his hat backward to create more opportunities for new sportsmen. We now encompass 38 organizations putting on 35 events a year, and it is amazing to see our reach continue to grow. Collectively, we get more people hooked on the outdoors and benefit more wildlife. Why compete for the same resources? What we do works better.”

To read more about Steve and the other outstanding finalists for this year visit the Field & Stream “Heroes of Conservation” site at