South Carolina Outdoor Press Presents Terry Madewell Award

Aiken, SC — The South Carolina outdoor Press Association formally known as SCOPe held its business conference this past week in Aiken, SC. During the Saturday evenings award banquet, the Board of Directors announced the creation of a new award recognizing the Best Overall Hunting Story.

Incoming President Pete Rogers announced the creation of; The “Terry Madewell Award” This award beginning in 2022, will recognize the best overall hunting story in the Excellence in Craft competition among its members.

About Terry Madewell:

Terry Madewell earned his degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from Tennessee Tech University in 1972 and began a professional career in that field that totaled 30 years in Federal Service. Titles included Park Ranger, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Fish & Wildlife Specialist and Natural & Cultural Resources Supervisor.

In 2002 he was awarded Best Natural Resources Manager in the Air Force (Worldwide/Civilian) in a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington DC.

His writing career encompasses the past 48 years and he’s still active in the field. He’s worked part-time and full-time as an outdoor communicator since he was 23 and wrote weekly newspaper columns, often two a week, for over 30 years. He was Editor of the Manning Times newspaper in Manning SC and he’s been published in dozens of state, regional and national magazines through the years. He has also self-published four books relating to the outdoor world.

One of his passions is outdoor photography and he’s had dozens of photos that appeared as magazine covers and his photography and writing has earned many awards in photography and literary competitions.

He enjoys woodworking and woodturning where he produces handmade turkey calls and many other wood products.

His great passion in the outdoors is sharing fishing and hunting experiences with youngster and introducing them to the outdoor world. He’s blessed to have six children, nine granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

Madewell has been President of the South Carolina Outdoor Press (SCOPe) on multiple occasions and is a past recipient of the Pat Robertson Award for service to the organization and was also presented the Lifetime Member of SCOPe Award.

Madewell lives in Ridgeway, SC and spends much of his time away from the keyboard chasing giant catfish.

About South Carolina Outdoor Press

The South Carolina Outdoor Press Association (SCOPe) has served the content creators of South Carolina for 34 years. Beginning in 1987 SCOPe has worked to help its members to grow in the craft of writing and photography and in recent years, in other fields of outdoor communication. Founded by some of the most well-known names in the industry, SCOPe is one of the few outdoor organizations that is growing. If you would like to find out more, please go to; for more information. Contact us at;