Scott Faulkner of Vernon Center was named Sportsman of the Year at the annual CNY Sportsman Show held Saturday at the Kallet.
Faulkner is an enthusiastic outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and other outdoor activities with his friend and family. He continually finds time to make these outdoor sports family activities or introduce others to the joys of the outdoors.
He has also helped others enjoy the outdoors, to preserve the outdoor heritage and to protect the rights of others to enjoy these sports. He has been active in the Vernon Rod and Gun Club and Oneida County Federation of Sportsmen. Saturday he represented the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame at the show.
For many years Faulkner has volunteered to teach several classes each year of hunter safety training. Countless numbers of young hunters have learned safety and ethics and have been able to obtain their hunting licenses from these classes. He has also been a mainstay of the Vernon Rod and Gun Club and has constantly been there for any of their activities, fund-raising, or organizational tasks. He has especially worked hard at the activities that benefit the youth.
Scott has been involved for a long time in the Oneida County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs and has served as its president. He represents them in the New York State Conservation Council, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the NYSCC.
For these many years of active involvement, Scott Faulkner has been inducted into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame. He has continued to work and serve that organization, currently serving as vice president. He has been chairman of the NYSOHOF fund raising activities and the selection committee which annually inducts sportsmen and women from around the state. He also is involved with NYSOHOF youth activities such as the various fishing derbies or clinics that they sponsor.
Leo Maloney presented Faulkner with the award at the end of the day's events Saturday.
For full report of the event, see the Oneida Press and Eagle Newspaper's other Madison County editions.