Fly Fisherman Magazine Documentary Recognized by Outdoor Writers Association of America

June 24, 2019

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“One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids” Earns Top Honors in Fishing and Second Place in Conservation or Nature Categories

DENVER (June 24, 2019) – The Outdoor Writers Association (OWAA) announced their “Excellence in Craft” Awards at the annual convention and dinner on June 23. Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing’s Fly Fisherman magazine documentary One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids was recognized with two awards for its in-depth and scenic exploration of Mongolia’s declining giant salmonid population.

Fly Fisherman publisher/editor Ross Purnell hosted and produced the documentary that was recognized with top honors in the TV/Video Contest – Fishing Category, as well as second place recognition in the TV/Video Contest – Conservation or Nature Category for the same title. The award-winning documentary had a total audience reach (broadcast/print/digital/social) of nearly 8 million total viewers from all media platforms.

“This is a prestigious award that we are excited and humbled to receive,” Purnell said. “We couldn’t have done it without key people in Mongolia who guided and helped us tell this important story about taimen conservation. It was an honor to be able to tell their story.”

“Ross, Derek Sevcik, Derek Mleynek and Tim Cremin deserve a mountain of credit for what they have produced,” Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO, Jim Liberatore said. “This is not just incredibly interesting, but an incredibly important story. We are very proud of the conservation message they presented with the documentary One Path: The Race to Save Mongolia’s Giant Salmonids.”

Purnell and One Path were recognized during the OWAA’s annual convention and dinner in Little Rock, Arkansas. Fly Fisherman magazine is a leading title in Outdoor Sportsman Group’s publishing arm that boasts a stable of 16 of the outdoor lifestyle industry’s leading publications.

About Outdoor Sportsman Group Publishing: As a premier destination for the most avid outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sportsman Group’s publishing division is widely recognized for its strong special-interest multichannel brands, including Petersen’s Hunting, Guns & Ammo, In-Fisherman, North American Whitetail, Game & Fish and 11 other leading magazines that reach more than 28 million readers. Outdoor Sportsman Group’s network of websites, including,, and, attracts more than 78 million annual unique visitors, and OSG TV produces hundreds of TV episodes of original branded hunting, sport shooting and fishing programming that airs on Outdoor Sportsman Group’s broadcast entities. Visit for more information. #MyOutdoorTV

Source: Nielsen, StarTrak, Live+7, Persons 2+ GAA (000) Cume, 11/19/2018-6/1/2019



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