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Gary Howey

An Outdoorsmen’s Expert, Gary Howey is an avid hunter:  archery, shotgun, rifle & muzzleloader (deer, antelope, waterfowl, turkey & upland game). As an avid angler, Gary shares his expertise on the open water and Ice fishing as host and guide. Gary still loves  competition but the days of tournament angling, hunting and fishing, guide & depredation trapper are in the rear view mirror.  Gary is a former State Fish Record holder for South Dakota, two former National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Fish Records and a former holder of a National Fishing Hall of Fame Record.

  • Award winning writer, photographer, producer,  videographer, radio and television broadcaster
  • President of Outdoorsmen Productions LLC
  • Producer-Co-Host of the “Outdoorsmen Adventures” television series (8-States in the Upper Midwest)
  • Co-Host of “Outdoor Adventures” radio program (South Dakota, Nebraska & Iowa)
  • Syndicated outdoor writer “Of the Outdoors” columns (South Dakota, Nebraska,  Iowa & Kansas )
  • Contributing writer Buckmaster, Game & Fish Magazine, The Outdoorsmen Magazine and Siouxland Outdoors
  • 2017 Inductee into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
  • Seminar Speaker
  • New Product Field Tester and Product Development
  • PADI Certified Open Water Diver
  • Nebraska Hunters Safety, Hunter Safety Field Instructor (1993-Present) , Former Master Hunter’s Safety Instructor and Aquatic Education Instructor (1991-1992)
  • Active Member 35 years and Past Executive Director  of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW)
  • Past Active Member for 34 years of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA)

US Army

  • U.S. Army E-1-E-3 Ft. Lewis Washington – Ft. Lee. VA. (1968-1969)
  • U.S. Army E-4 – E-5 VII Corps Bamberg Germany (1969-1970)
  • U.S. Army E-5 U.S. Army 794th An Khe Detachment -4th Infantry Division An Khe Viet Nam (1970-1971)
  • Iowa National Guard E-5  HHC 2nd BN 133 Mechanized Infantry-Sioux City, IA. (1973-1974)
  • Nebraska National Guard E-5 & E-6  Co A TF  1st-134 Mechanized Infantry-Wayne, NE. (1976-1989)
  • Life Member: Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Life Member: Disabled Veterans of America
  • Life Member: AM Vets

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, AMVets

  • Member: South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited
  • Member: Sportsman’s Club of Brown County
  • Member: Northeast South Dakota Walleye Club
  • Life Member: Bass Anglers Sportsmen’s Society (BASS)
  • Co-Founder & Past President: Tri-County Sportsmen
  • Member: Lewis & Clark Pheasants Forever & Past Habitat Coordinator
  •  Jiffy Ice Augers
  • Roost’ em Calls
  • Enigma Fishing

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