Nick Simonson Receives Communicator Award

NDWF Executive Director John Bradley (left) and NDWF President David Dewald (right) present outdoors writer Nick Simonson with the Communicator of the Year Award at the NDWF 85th Annual Convention on Jan. 4, 2020 in Bismarck, N.D.

Outdoors writer, and local Valley City native, Nick Simonson was recognized with the Communicator of the Year Award at the North Dakota Wildlife Federation’s (NDWF) 85th annual convention in Bismarck on Sat. Jan. 4.  The honor was issued for his work across multiple media platforms in spreading the hunter and angler message to people throughout North Dakota. Simonson is the Managing Member of Dakota Edge Outdoors, a Bismarck-based outdoors media company and has been writing about hunting, fishing and conservation for nearly 20 years for newspapers, magazines and online publications as a columnist and freelancer.

“It is an honor to receive this award, and I have been blessed to have the opportunity to share my passion for hunting, fishing, conservation and writing with so many people,” Simonson stated, “I look forward to continuing that work and helping people enjoy and preserve all the great opportunities in North Dakota’s outdoors and beyond,” he concluded.

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