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Chester County Press

Photographer to headline sportsman event

02/21/2017 10:54AM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw
Staff Writer

Charles Alsheimer, a well-respected photographer, author and naturalist, will serve as the keynote speaker at The Outdoorsman Ministry Group's Sportsman Event on March 18 at the Christian Life Center in New London Township.
While growing up on a farm in rural upstate New York, Alsheimer acquired an enduring fascination with the natural world. In 1979, he left a promising career in the corporate world and made nature photography and outdoor writing a full-time pursuit. Alsheimer began writing for newspapers and regional publications, and then began to garner recognition for his nature photography.
In 1996, the Nikon Hunting Annual called Alsheimer "the hottest outdoor photographer in the field." Today, he is one of the most widely recognized members of the outdoor media and is considered a leading authority on the white-tailed deer. His photos appear in America's most popular outdoor publications, and his writings on whitetail behavior, hunting strategy, and quality deer management have garnered critical and popular acclaim.
In addition to being a longtime field editor for Deer and Deer Hunting, Alsheimer's articles appear in Outdoor Life, Whitetail News, and many other prominent magazines. His books include Strategies for Whitetails, Whitetail - Rites of Autumn, Quality Deer Management - The Basics and Beyond, Hunting Whitetails by the Moon, Whitetail - Behavior Through the Seasons, and Whitetail - The Ultimate Challenge.
Alsheimer's ability to capture the beauty of nature on film and in print has earned him numerous honors and awards. In January 2000, Deer and Deer Hunting sponsored a national survey in which participants were asked to select deer hunting's top inspirational leaders of the 20th century from a list of 57 scientists, manufacturers, politicians, celebrities, communicators, and well-known hunters. Alsheimer finished third in the voting, just behind bow hunting legend Fred Bear and conservationist Aldo Leopold. President Theodore Roosevelt and camouflage designer Bill Jordan finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
During a 25-minute, multimedia presentation featuring his award-winning photographs,  Alsheimer will discuss his observations of the natural world. At the end of his presentation, he will share the impact that his faith has had on his life.
The Outdoorsman Ministry Group is made up of those who have an interest in hunting, fishing, archery and photography. The group meets regularly at the Christian Life Center to plan outings and engage in fellowship.
The Sportsman Event will take place on March 18 at 4 p.m. at the The Christian Life Center (125 Saginaw Rd., London Township). Guests are invited to bring a covered dish, dessert or side dish that can feed at least eight people. A fee of $7 will be charged for adults over the age of 12 at the time of registration. For more information, contact Steve Shuster at 61-274-0478. To register for the event online, visit
To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, e-mail [email protected].