New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Honors Albion’s McDermott

The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame proudly announces that its class of inductees for 2014 will include Rick McDermott of Albion.

McDermott will be honored at the annual banquet April 26 in Canastota.

He has a longtime involvement with sportsmen’s causes and youth activities.

He arranged and coordinated the joint Youth Pheasant Hunt of Oswego and Onondaga counties, which was a very successful program for many years.

He also served as a hunter safety instructor for many years.

For several years, he has served on the board of directors of Conservation Alliance of NY.

He has often taken the initiative to organize bus trips of sportsmen to attend rallies on issues such as the S.A.F.E. Act.

As founder of the NYS Crossbow Coalition, he fronted the money to form the organization and spent hundreds of hours working to get crossbows categorized as a legal hunting weapon in NYS.

He has logged countless hours and miles to meet with legislators, testify before the Environmental Conservation Committee, and make presentations at sportsmen’s clubs.

The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to honoring sportsmen who have made significant achievements in outdoors-related fields.

More importantly, they are recognized for their long-time service in preserving our outdoor heritage and helping others experience it.

The NYSOHOF is also involved in programs such as kids fishing clinics, youth hunts, seminars, and similar activities.

The annual banquet and induction will involve sportsmen and organizations from all across New York State.

It will be held April 26 at the Rusty Rail in Canastota, with registration and social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

Guests and interested parties are welcome.

For information or reservations, please call (315) 363-3896 or (315) 829-3588.

RSVP by April 19.