Welcome to Outdoor Writers of Ohio

Who are we? We’re journalists, authors, broadcasters, and professional communicators.  We write for newspapers and magazines, and we’ve published books. We work for or with radio stations. We are photographers, website designers, and video production professionals. We work to communicate the messages of the conservation and resource management organizations of Ohio, and to provide information for people who explore and enjoy the outdoors.


We are also anglers, hunters, hikers, birders, and paddle sports enthusiasts. We’re passionate about the great state of Ohio and its bountiful natural resources.

Article II of the OWO Constitution states our purpose as follows:

As an organization of professional communicators, Outdoor Writers of Ohio is devoted to fostering the highest standards of journalistic skill and integrity among its membership. Although OWO embraces no political philosophy, the organization and its membership are pledged to promote the wise use of our natural resources and to defend the environment against abuse and exploitation. Above all else, the Outdoor Writers of Ohio, Inc., recognizes and accepts the role of the media as a public trust and is dedicated to the ideals of truth and conservation without regard to personal or private gain.

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