Game and Fish Foundation selects Hall of Fame inductees

The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation has chosen its 2015 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees:

Steve Bowman of Little Rock – outdoor writer and editor.

The late Joel Campora of Waldron – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer first class who died in the line of duty while trying to save two women from floodwaters in 2013.

George Dunklin Jr., of Stuttgart – Past AGFC commissioner and current chairman of international Ducks Unlimited.

Jerry Fisk of Nashville – master bladesmith and artist.

The Legacy Award will go to the late Jim Gaston, who played a key role in establishing trout fishing and promoting tourism in Arkansas. Gaston is a previous inductee into the Outdoor Hall of Fame.

"These inductees were carefully chosen for their sacrifice, contributions and talents and we are proud to add these names to the list of the other 83 past inductees," Chuck Dicus, president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, said. "Legacy Award winner Jim Gaston spent a lifetime working to establish a trout habitat in Arkansas and been a tireless supporter of the minimum water flow management regime."

The Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet will be Friday, Aug. 21, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Downtown Little Rock. Tickets are $100. The reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

"The proceeds from this event support important program initiatives the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation is a part of throughout the year, all of which positively impact outdoor enthusiasts across the state," Dicus said.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the Game and Fish Foundation office at 501.223.6468 or email Lori Lynch at [email protected].