POMA Announces 2023 Pinnacle Award Recipients

POMA’s 2023 Pinnacle Award recipients 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 notable achievements in traditional outdoor sports-focused communications, including magazine publishing, writing, photography/illustration/art, broadcasting, and conservation-focused content. wild life.

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

The awards were judged by an anonymous panel of industry members who are not 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, “The old meets the new”


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

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, High Mountain Archery’s The Summit, “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 Security, Whitetails Unlimited Magazine

outstanding achievement – Patrick Delhomme, The Harrow Family Collective, Fair Chase Magazine

outstanding achievement – Patrick Delhomme, Paparazzi Hunt Issue, Fair Chase Magazine

Complete Magazine (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

Complete Magazine (Print):

Winner –Britney Booth cover magazine – Summer 2022, Ruffed Grouse Society and 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 Fawn Who Fooled America

outstanding achievement – Kevin Reese, professional shooter Lena Miculek

outstanding achievement – Karen Mehall, US Fish and Wildlife Service Expands Hunter Access While Restricting Use