Outdoorsman and former Evening Times editor Piatt named to NYS Hall of Fame


The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame is proud to announce Steve Piatt, of Sayre, has been selected as a Class of 2021 inductee. The Hall’s motto is “It’s not what you take, it’s what you give.”

Piatt, a 1974 graduate of Athens High School, is a former managing editor for 19 years at The Evening Times in the 1980s and 1990s.  He now writes an outdoor column for the Sayre newspaper. After moving to the Adirondaks in 1997, Steve and his wife, Paula, returned to the Valley a few years ago. Paula once worked at Choice 102.

Platt and the other inductees have dedicated a lifetime of honoring and sharing the heritage of New York’s great outdoors, ensuring these time-honored traditions are passed down to the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.

STEVE PIATT: Most people know Steve from his long history of keeping the sporting world informed through the publication ‘New York Outdoor News”. Steve is lesser know by the public, but highly regarded from those who know him personally for annually selecting the youth of the community to join him on tremendous experiences in hunting and fishing. Steve personally makes sure these youth have the proper gear for their excursions right down to the clothing required for a successful outing. He makes sure each individual has a great breakfast before they head out. When in the field he shares his expertise mentoring youth into the sporting world. These invaluable experiences keep the sporting world alive for this and future generations to enjoy through his exceptional generosity and experience.

Steve was recognized by the Hall of Fame in 2013 with the Media Award, now he will be inducted into the Sportsmen’s Hall of Fame for his great work ‘giving back’.

Every year the NYSOHOF holds an induction banquet to formally announce and celebrate new inductees to the Hall of Fame. This year, we are not sure of the date due to current Covid restrictions. We will post later when we will know anything about Induction Banquet.