POMA and Mossy Oak Announce Pinnacle Award Winners

POMA and Mossy Oak Announce Pinnacle Award Winners

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – The Professional Outdoor Media Association’s (POMA) 2018 Pinnacle Award honorees were announced by Jake Meyer, Public Relations Manager at Mossy Oak, during POMA’s 13th Annual Business Conference in Lincoln, Ne. on Wednesday, June 13. 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 Relations, added. “It’s an important way to reward excellence in outdoor journalism and encourage more in the future.”



Winner – Tim Christie “The Crossing”, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Bugle Magazine

Outstanding Achievement – Tim Christie, “The Charge”, Predator Xtreme


Winner – J. Wayne Fears, “The Lodge Book of Dutch Oven Cooking”, Skyhorse Publishing

Outstanding Achievement – Roger Eckstine, “Shooter’s Bible Guide to Knives 2nd Edition”, Skyhorse publishing


Winner – Abigail Casey, “Overcoming Target Panic”,Rated Red Facebook and Rated Red YouTube

Outstanding Achievement – Tom Opre, “Trijicon Whitetail”, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman’s Channel, Pursuit Channel


Winner – Keith Crowley, “Hunters Aid Wisconsin’s Bobcat Numbers”, NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum

Outstanding Achievement – Karen Mehall Phillips, “Lying about Lions: Fake News Exposed as Hunters Fight Fiction with Facts”, NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Website


Winner – Tom Tatum, “Bittersweet Brown Trout”, Pennsylvania Angler & Boater Magazine

Outstanding Achievement – Steve Sorensen, “Pennsylvania Bookends”, North American Whitetail


Winner – Steve Sorensen, “The Nun’s World Famous Deer Hunt”, Legendary Whitetails

Outstanding Achievement – Jodi Stemler, “Clay Shooting Tips for Women”, Range365.com

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.