Local outdoorsman to be honored

NORWICH – The New York State Outdoorsman Hall of Fame (NYSOHOF) has proudly announced the inclusion of Ed Sidote, known by many in the community as “Mr. Finger Lakes Trail,” in its 2010 class of inductees.

Since 1983, the NYSOHOF has inducted over 200 individuals, recognized for their “betterment of the sportsmen’s conservation movement and natural resources conservation,” according to www.nysohof.org. Other members of the hall of fame include Evening Sun Outdoors Columnist Bob McNitt and, posthumously, President Theodore Roosevelt.

In his nomination letter to the NYSOHOF, McNitt stated that Sidote, a former Boy Scout Scoutmaster and founder of the Bullthistle Hiking Club, has “relentlessly devoted his time, energy, funds and abundant knowledge to educating people of all ages and from all walks of life about the great New York outdoors,” and added that the outdoorsman “strongly believes in sound conservation and the critical and necessary role sportsmen and women have in supporting it.”

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