Beth Ann Amico |
|Beth Ann Amico
Beth Ann and her husband John own Deep Fork Retrievers in Choctaw, Oklahoma. Their reputation for producing quality retrievers has led avid hunters including 2008 presidential candidate Governor Mike Huckabee and former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating to their kennel, along with sportsmen and professional hunting guides from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Beth Ann is also the first woman from Oklahoma to be elected into the prestigious Professional Retriever Trainers Association.
An awarding-winning gun dog writer, Beth Ann has called waterfowlers to the page in Retriever News, Retrievers Online, and Labrador Quarterly, as well as Purina, NRA, and NWTF publications, among others. The Dog Writers Association of America honored her with a Maxwell Medallion Award, the association’s version of the Oscar. She was also a John Madson Fellowship recipient from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and attended the nationally acclaimed Wildbranch Outdoor Writing Workshop.
Beth Ann has shared her expertise on hunting retriever training with television and radio audiences and even Wall Street Journal readers. As members of Cabela’s Pro Staff, she and her husband have traveled from Mitchell, South Dakota to Gonzales, Louisiana, presenting retriever training demonstrations and assisting customers with their selection of gun dog training equipment.
Beth Ann was the first woman elected to the board of directors of the Oklahoma Station Chapter of SCI and helped organize their annual fundraising banquets and membership drives. One of Beth Ann’s greatest joys is sharing her love of the outdoors with other women, and she has taught classes for Becoming an Outdoors Woman and Women in the Outdoors programs.