POMA Announces 2023 Pinnacle Award Honorees

POMA’s 2023 Pinnacle Award honorees were announced during POMA’s 17th Annual Business Conference in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 15.

The Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by Toyota, honor journalists for remarkable achievement in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including magazine publication, writing, photography/illustration/art, broadcasting and content focused on wildlife conservation.

“Toyota is a proud sponsor of POMA’s Pinnacle Awards,” said Curt McAllister, Midwest Public Relations Manager and Outdoor Media Communications Manager at Toyota Motor North America. “The Pinnacle Awards program represents some of the best outdoor writing, reporting and photography in the nation.”

The awards were judged by an anonymous panel of industry members who aren’t members of the organization.

The 2023 POMA Pinnacle Award Winners are: 


Winner – Mike Clingan, “Wildfowl Magazine Cover Photo”

Outstanding Achievement – Matt Addington, “Dialed In”

Outstanding Achievement – Kevin Jarnagin, “Old Meets New”


Winner – Jim Casada, “Lords of the Veldt & Vlei – Africa’s Pioneer Hunters”

Outstanding Achievement – Paul Wait, “Delta Waterfowl: How The Duck Hunters Organization Shaped Waterfowl Conservation in North America”


Winner – Kevin Jarnagin, “Build Box: Silent Hammer Part 1”

Outstanding Achievement – Mike Johnson, The Fish Guyz, “Best of The Fish Guyz: Season 5”

Outstanding Achievement – Mike Johnson, The Summit by High Mountain Archery, “Best of The Summit: Season 1”

Wildlife Conservation:

Winner – Paul Wait, Weathering a Devastating Drought

Outstanding Achievement – Patrick Delhomme, The Fight to Safe Florida’s Key Deer

Outstanding Achievement – Steve Sorenson, Deer Wars: The Pennsylvania Deer Controversy 20 Years Later

Magazine Article:

Winner – Jeff Davis, Rethinking Safety, Whitetails Unlimited Magazine

Outstanding Achievement – Patrick Delhomme, The Harrow Family Collective, Fair Chase Magazine

Outstanding Achievement – Patrick Delhomme, Hunting Paparazzi Problem, Fair Chase Magazine

Magazine Complete (Digital):

Winner – Britney Booth, Hunting Life Magazine – January/February 2022

Outstanding Achievement – Chris Aveno, American Outdoor News – Fall 2021

Outstanding Achievement – Britney Booth, Hunting Life Magazine – July/August 2022

Magazine Complete (Print):

Winner – Britney Booth, Covers Magazine – Summer 2022, Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society

Outstanding Achievement – Paul Wait, Delta Waterfowl Magazine – Summer 2022

Outstanding Achievement – Jeff Davis, Whitetails Unlimited Magazine – Fall 2022


Winner – Steve Sorenson, The Buck Fawn That Bamboozled America

Outstanding Achievement – Kevin Reese, Lena Miculek Pro Shooter

Outstanding Achievement – Karen Mehall, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Expands Hunter Access While Restricting Use

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