George L. Marzeck Sr.
, who has the singular distinction of being with the magazine since its inception in September 1967, was lauded in its December issue.
Over those 38 years, Marzeck
has contributed countless feature articles on fishing, hunting, camping, dogs, firearms and nature.For several years he
penned a full-page column, called originally "Sportsman Corner," then changed to "The Iowa Scene," in the Iowa section of the magazine.
Bass and bluegill fishing and pheasant hunting are his
favorite outdoor pastimes, although one of his
more memorable moments came with the landing of a 27-pound muskie on a fly rod at Leech Lake, Minn., in 1954.His
largest largemouth bass catch stands at 9 pounds, 3 ounces, taken from a 10-acre pond 17 miles from his
time as a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America
received a number of national awards for his
articles, photos and artwork.His
outdoor heroes are "Uncle Homer" Circle, former fishing editor of "Sports Afield," and the late Ernie Swift, former director of the National Wildlife Federation
wife are the parents of two children.
During World War II, he
distinguished himself as a combat aircrew chief with the U.S. Navy