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FLW's Moore Honored as Communicator of the Year

FLW's Moore Honored as Communicator of the Year
FLW Editor Emeritus Colin Moore

FLW Editor Emeritus Colin Moore was honored Saturday with the Wade Bourne Communicator of the Year Award at the “Legends of the Outdoors” Hall of Fame banquet on the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, Tenn.

The award is named in honor of late outdoor writer, radio host and television personality Wade Bourne, who passed away in 2016. He and Moore were good friends.

“This award was designed to recognize what we believe was Wade’s concept of an outdoor communicator,” says Garry Mason, founder of Legends of the Outdoors. “Colin certainly fits that mold. Not only is he a great writer and communicator, but he’s the type of person that, when you meet him, you like the guy, and once you get to know him, you like him even more.”

Moore, who resides in Gallatin, Tenn., is currently the editor emeritus of FLW Bass Fishing magazine. He previously served as editor-in-chief of the magazine and FLWFishing.com and has held numerous other editorial positions in his career, including a six-year stint as executive editor at Outdoor Life. He was introduced to banquet attendees by FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel.

"Having sort of grown up professionally with Wade Bourne, I'm gratified to receive any recognition that bears his name," says Moore. "Through the works of communicators like Wade Bourne, outdoor heroes were made. If it wasn't for writers and communicators, the world wouldn't know about them. And everybody has their heroes, but to writers and communicators, our heroes were Wade Bourne. I'm honored to be in the company of journalists who tell the stories of today's hunters and fishermen."

The "Legends of the Outdoors" Hall of Fame recognizes sportsmen and sportswomen who have played an integral part in setting the standards and guidelines for the rest of the outdoor world to follow. This is the second year for the Wade Bourne Award. Outdoor writer and radio host Larry Rea was the inaugural recipient in 2017.

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