Linda Powell, Director of Media Relations at O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., was inducted into Garry Mason’s “Legends of the Outdoors” Hall of Fame in recognition of her dedication to the outdoor industry, promotion of our hunting heritage and efforts in furthering conservation.

“It’s a tremendous honor, and incredibly humbling, to be recognized by your peers,” commented Powell. “I have been very fortunate to work in the firearms industry over the past 20+ years and share my passion for the outdoors, hunting and the shooting sports. Powell continued, “In accepting this honor, I must acknowledge the many people who mentored and encouraged me throughout my journey.”

Born and raised in North Carolina, Powell discovered her passion for the outdoors later in life. Hired by a firearms company in her 30s, having never shot a firearm, she went on her first hunt a year later and has never looked back. Powell has more than 20 years’ experience in the firearms industry. She also is passionate about mentoring new hunters to participate in the shooting sports. Powell’s commitment goes beyond her day job; she is a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and former RMEF Board Member (2010-16), a Benefactor Member of the NRA, a member of the Boone and Crockett Club and Safari Club International, as well as other conservation groups.

“A legend in her own right, Linda is one of the most well respected people in the shooting sports industry and we are proud to have her as part of the Mossberg team,” said John MacLellan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mossberg. “On behalf of all of us at Mossberg, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer Linda the most sincere congratulations on this major achievement.”

Joining Powell in this year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees are Charlie Brewer Jr., John McAteer, Doug Minor, Jim Scoutten, Jimmy Sites and Orlando Wilson. The event was held in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 25.