By Dave Hurteau
Well, Bestul sure as hell ain’t going to ring his own bell. (His Midwestern sensibilities would never allow that.) And so I’m here to tell you that last week, at the Quality Deer Management Association’s 13th National Convention in Athens, Georgia, the country’s top deer conservation group honored Scott with their Communicator of the Year Award.
“A fearless, fair reporter and critic for the world’s biggest outdoor magazine,” the MC, Lindsay Thomas, read at the ceremony, “Bestul has chronicled the recent whitetail boom and challenged millions of today’s outdoorsmen to become not just hunters but the managers of one of our most treasured resources.”