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Neil Newton inducted into Outdoorsman Hall of Fame

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 April 2018 at 6:28 pm

Photos courtesy of Chris Rice: Neil Newton, left, is presented with his plaque by Steve Wowelco, president of the NYS Outdoorsman Hall of Fame.

Neil Newton, a long-time sportsmen in Orleans County, was inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame on Saturday during a banquet at Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota. Newton’s plaque will be displayed at the Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame Museum in Vail Mills, NY.

Newton is one of 10 new inductees in the Hall of Fame. The NYSOHOF is an organization dedicated to honoring those individuals who have spent many years preserving outdoor heritage, working for conservation, or enhancing our outdoor sports for future generations.

Newton has been past president and a member of the Finger Lakes Conservation Council for 35 years. He has been active in St. Mary’s Archery Club, Black North Rod & Gun Club, and Orleans County Federation of Sportsmen for 63 years.

Newton also has been active in Orleans County Federation of Sportsmen for 63 years. He also took the lead in getting centerfire rifle hunting allowed in Orleans County last year.

He has been a hunter safety instructor and served on the Hunter Education Committee of the NYS Conservation Council for many years. Newton was a co-founder of the DEC Walleye Cooperator rearing project and made arrangements necessary for the project in addition being involved with rearing and stocking the walleye fingerlings.”

Neil Newton, front row at right, joins the other inductees for a photo.

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