POMA and Mossy Oak Announce Pinnacle Award Winners

POMA and Mossy Oak Announce Pinnacle Award Winners

WICHITA, KANSAS – The Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) 2019 Pinnacle Award honorees were announced by Kevin Tate, Vice President of Media Productions at Mossy Oak, during POMA’s 14th Annual Business Conference in Wichita, KS. on Wednesday, June 19. Mossy Oak has been the presenting partner of the Pinnacle Awards since the program’s inception.

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

“The outdoor media has always been a key part of what we do,” stated Toxey Haas, founder and CEO of Mossy Oak. “We started our company with their help and we’ve grown it with the same. They’re our business partners as well as our friends.”

“We’re proud to sponsor the Pinnacle Awards to recognize the best of the best every year,” Kevin Tate, Mossy Oak’s Vice President of Media Productions, added. “It’s an important way to reward excellence in outdoor journalism and encourage more in the future.”



Winner – Tim Christie “A Look Best Heeded”, Wyoming Wildlife

Outstanding Achievement – Tim Flanigan, “Sunspot Buck”, Bowhunter Magazine – Whitetails Special


Winner – J. Wayne Fears, “The Scouting Guide to Survival”, Skyhorse Publishing 

Outstanding Achievement – Robert Ford, “Beagle Tales 7”, Sunbury Press


Winner – Nick Hoffman, “Nick’s Wild Ride – The Stuff That Can Kill You”, Outdoor Channel

Outstanding Achievement – Allan Smith, “Lead Faucet Tactical”, YouTube, Facebook


Winner – Gabriella Hoffman, “Judicial Review Shouldn’t Trump Wildlife Management”, Sporting Classics Daily

Outstanding Achievement – Nick Hoffman, “Nick’s Wild Ride – Colorado Grind”, Outdoor Channel


Winner – Lindsay Thomas Jr., “Yes, CWD Kills Deer. A Mississippi Hunter Just Watched it Happen”, Quality Whitetails Magazine 

Outstanding Achievement – Tim Flanigan, “Learning to See”, The Upland Almanac Magazine


Winner – Brandon Butler, “Missouri Supreme Court Rules All Deer Are Wildlife”, Jefferson City News Tribune

Outstanding Achievement – Phil Phillips, “Another Grizzly Mauls a Hunter as the Recovered Species’ Population Expands”, NRA’s Hunters’ Leadership Forum website

Mossy Oak, one of POMA’s Diamond Cornerstone members, joined forces with POMA to promote excellence in communications at all levels and encourage members of the media to set the bar high – knowing the importance to the industry of a professional and dedicated media corps.

POMA Mission

To foster excellence in communications at all levels, help members build their businesses, connect media and industry, promote fair and honest communication of the traditional outdoor sports and conservation stories, and mentor the next generation of traditional outdoor sports communicators.  

For more information, contact: 

Kevin Orthman, Executive Director



Shelly Moore, Membership Director 



About Mossy Oak

Haas Outdoors Inc. headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. Mossy Oak specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoorsmen. Mossy Oak patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the outdoor industry leader in modern camouflage design, international licensing and marketing. Haas Outdoors Inc. markets its services and products under widely recognized brands including: Mossy OakBioLogicMossy Oak ProductionsMOOSE MediaNativ Nurseries, and Mossy Oak Properties.