By Larry Teague
Nationally acclaimed outdoors writer and master outdoorsman J. Wayne Fears, also a longtime contributor to Buckmasters GunHunter Magazine, has been inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame.
This year's inductees and guests will be boarding the General Jackson Showboat/Music City Queen, one of the largest paddlewheel boats in the U.S., in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 18.
The event is open to the public. Boarding begins at 8 a.m. followed by the induction ceremony and banquet with National Hall of Fame member Hank Parker as this year's guest speaker. Ticket price is $85 per person.
Sponsorship information and ticket reservations may be obtained through legendsoftheoutdoors.com, or by calling (731) 593-0171 or (731) 693-7770. Ticket and sponsorship reservations must be purchased on or before August 10, 2012.
Other 2012 inductees include professional tournament angler Tommy Martin, Art Ladehoff, founder of Clinton Decoy Co., Joe Hamilton, Director of Development and Founder of the Quality Deer Management Association; and, posthumously, Bassmasters Classic champion and TV show host Rayo Breckenridge.