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HALL OF FAME

The Michigan Outdoor Hall of Fame

The Michigan Outdoor Hall of Fame honors all of those who have inspired us in the outdoors.

MICHIGAN OUTDOOR HALL OF FAME 2017 INDUCTEES

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Larry Kelly

Inventer, Hunter, Promoter, Owner of MagNaPort International

Larry would bring his dogs and guide hunters in exchange for gas, lunch or ammo.
Larry Kelly was a devoted shooter and hunter since his early teens. He was born on the outskirts of Detroit in April 1935. As a youngster, Larry Kelly developed a…
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Tom Huggler

Prolific Writer, Editor, Promoter

The sheer magnitude of our state’s natural resources and the opportunities to enjoy them are reasons why I would live nowhere else but in Michigan
Born in Detroit in 1945, Tom Huggler grew up in the Flint area and has lived in Michigan his entire life. His outdoors articles began appearing in national magazines when…
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Mort Neff

Outdoor Television Innovator

It was reported that his outdoor reports caused certain areas of the state to be flooded by hunters or anglers
Mort Neff host of Michigan Outdoor Television. Neff was born in Pontiac in 1903. He was one of the first ever to bring the outdoors to television in 1951. His…
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Fred Bear

Founder of Bear Archery

The founding father of bow hunting, he touched every aspect of the sport
The founding father of bow hunting, he touched every aspect of the sport. Design and production led Bear Archery to be one of the largest outdoor manufacturers on the planet.…
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“Buz” Lockman

Outdoorsman, Teacher

this was a good program. The kids enjoyed it, and it was something we all worked together on
Before retiring in 2005 Buz instructed kids in the laurels of the outdoors for twenty nine of the thirty-eight years he was a teacher, as part of either an Outdoors…

MOWA 2017 HOF COMPANY

The remarkable legacy of the Eppinger “Dardevle” spoon has endured over 110 years!
The Eppinger tradition began in 1906. Lou Eppinger spent a month in the Ontario wilderness camping and fishing. He used a lure of his own design …a spoon weighing 2…