Never A Goose Chase News Flash
Minnesota DNR’s Public Lands Photo Contest
NAGC’s own Roy Heilman was recognized as one of three winners of the Minnesota DNR’s 2018 Public Lands Photo Contest. There were reportedly over 200 entries, which were collected through Twitter and Instagram. Roy’s winning photograph, submitted via Twitter, was taken in August of 2017 at Blue Mounds State Park, and features his two children pulling carts toward the tipis in preparation for a night of camping.
The three winners were announced in a ceremony on August 31st at the DNR Stage at the Minnesota State Fair. Conducting the ceremony were DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr, DNR Stewardship Education Coordinator Dawn Flinn, and DNR Communications Director Chris Niskanen. Unfortunately, Roy was unable to attend, as he was with family enjoying northern Minnesota’s lakes and public lands!
MDHA Whitetales Magazine
Whitetales, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association‘s quarterly magazine, features a piece by Roy in this year’s Fall issue, fresh off the presses. “Redemption Tastes Like Venison Roast: A Lesson In Gratitude,” is the story of last deer season, his quest to hunt new places and fill the freezer, and reminders of life lessons. It is Roy’s first submission to Whitetales, and probably not the last. MDHA members will see the issue in mailboxes soon, if not already. Not a member? Visit their website to become a supporter and advocate for deer hunting in Minnesota.
New Family Member/Hunting Parter
Late this summer, Roy’s household welcomed a new english setter puppy, Custer, into their lives. He is named for South Dakota’s legendary Custer State Park, and is already showing signs of becoming legendary himself. He is a sharp puppy, with good instincts and a love for people. So far, their time together has been spent on socialization with people and other dogs, introducing him to as much of the outdoors as possible, and otherwise setting a positive foundation for the future. He will be too young for the 2018 bird hunting season, but he will soon be introduced to birds and have some low-key outings in the field. He is sure to appear on the pages of NAGC in the future; come back for updates!