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“Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame 2012

Founder - Garry Mason

Releases 11th Annual Event Date and Venue

July 16, 2012, 2012 – SPRINGVILLE, Tenn. – Founder of the "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame, Garry Mason, released early this morning the 11th Anniversary of the "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame's 2012 event date and venue. This year's inductees and guests will be boarding one of the largest paddlewheel showboats in the country - the General Jackson Showboat/Music City Queen in Nashville, TN on Saturday, August 18th dockside on the Cumberland River. Boarding begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the induction ceremony and banquet with "Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame member Hank Parker as this year's guest speaker.

The 2012 class of inductees are Byron Ferguson– nationally known exhibition archer; J. Wayne Fears– master outdoorsman nationally acclaimed outdoor writer; Art Ladehoff – one of the founders of Decoys Unlimited and the Founder of Clinton Decoy Company – makers of the Big Foot Decoy; Tommy Martin – professional tournament angler; Joe Hamilton – Director of Development and Founder of Quality Deer Management Association; Bill Huntley – Owner of TH Marine Products; and Rayo Breckenridge - posthumously - Bassmasters Classic winner and TV show host.

"Legends of the Outdoors" National Hall of Fame members currently scheduled to attend to help welcome and induct the 2012 class of inductees are Hank Parker and Ray Scott. Other national outdoor celebrities will be forth coming.

The event is open to the public, individual ticket price is $85 per ticket. Sponsorship information and individual ticket reservations may be obtained through the "Legends of the Outdoors" website at, or by calling 731-593-0171 or 731-693-7770. Ticket and sponsorship reservations must be purchased on or before August 10, 2012