George Marzeck

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Combat Aircrew Chief  - U.S. Navy

Director  - National Wildlife Federation

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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 home. During his time as a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Marzeck 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. He and his wife are the parents of two children. During World War II, he distinguished himself as a combat aircrew chief with the U.S. Navy.

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That may change soon, thanks to the efforts of an Iowa artist and outdoors writer, George Marzeck, of West Burlington.Marzeck got the ear and the support of two state senators and a representative in promoting legislation to make the channel catfish Iowa's official state fish.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources lists it as the state's most abundant sports fish.

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That may change soon, thanks to the efforts of an Iowa artist and outdoors writer, George Marzeck, of West Burlington.Marzeck got the ear and the support of two state senators and a representative in promoting legislation to make the channel catfish Iowa's official state fish.The Iowa Department of Natural Resources lists it as the state's most abundant sports fish.

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