Gary Lewis Outdoors
Gary Lewis is an outdoor writer and Hunting and Fishing show host, speaker and photographer who makes his home in Central Oregon. Throughout the year, he can be found hunting and fishing around the world and across the American West. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he has been walking forest trails and running rivers for as long as he can remember. He is a past President of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA).
Lewis is a columnist for The Bend Bulletin and a contributing editor for Successful Hunter magazine. He is a humor columnist for Bear Hunting magazine and a regular outdoor writer for many other magazines.
Lewis is the author of many hunting and fishing books—Hunting Oregon, John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Deer Hunting Tactics for Today's Big Game Hunter, and Freshwater Fishing Oregon & Washington. Lewis contributed to Fishing Central Oregon and Beyond and co-authored Black Bear Hunting with Lee Van Tassell. In 2008, Lewis's The Complete Guide to Hunting and Trout Fishing in the Pacific Northwest was published. Frank Amato Publications published the Oregon Lake Maps and Fishing Guide.
A number of this outdoor writer's books have won NOWA's Excellence in Craft awards and Lewis has received numerous awards for his newspaper columns and magazine articles. His stories have appeared in Sports Afield, Rifle, Successful Hunter, African Sporting Gazette, Boating Sportsman, Traditional Bowhunter, African Hunter, Cascades East, Northwest FlyFishing, Hunting the West, and more.
Lewis' hunting and fishing show, Gary Lewis' Adventure Journal, launched in March 2011 and airs Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Gary's most recent fishing DVD is Fly Fishing Central Oregon, Volume 2.
Lewis, through his association with other outdoor writers, met long-time writer Ed Park. Park was a frequent contributor to Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Sports Afield and other publications. Lewis and Park were good friends from 1999 through 2008, when Park passed away. Lewis counts Park, Bob Nosler and John Nosler as his mentors.
Gary Lewis lives in Central Oregon with his wife and their three camo-clad daughters.