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Feature Article: Note from Lori Twilegar

A note from the WON staff and owner Lori Twilegar

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Jan 07, 2020

SAN CLEMENTE — Western Outdoors Publications icon Robert Twilegar has passed, and while we deeply feel his loss, we are resolved in his name to make the company better than ever. It is business as usual at our office, the way Bob would have wanted it.

BOB AND LORI TWILEGAR at their daughter Michelle’s wedding in 2019. TWILEGAR FAMILY PHOTO

“Bob loved Western Outdoor News, and we will honor Bob by furthering his legacy and that of company founder Burt Twilegar, his father,” say Lori Twilegar, Bob’s wife and Western Outdoors Publications owner. “We will continue what we’ve been doing since 1954, and that’s publishing California’s only outdoor weekly and offering the wide variety of events, charters and trips the company is known for.”

WON Sales Director Chuck Buhagiar said, “Bob and I had been discussing numerous improvements that we’ll be implementing here at WON in the not too distant future. We’re confident that these evolutionary changes will insure our continued success for years to come and my only regret is that Bob won’t be here to see it all come to life.”

WON events have never been better or bigger in scope. The Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot recently broke the $1,000,000 barrier, and our trio of WON BASS events is already nearly full for 2020. “We sold out Pro spots for the prestigious U.S. Open — 260 boats — on January 3,” says Tournament Director Billy Egan. “The tournament isn’t until October. All systems are go for our popular WON events.”

This is no less true for the paper, published weekly in South and North editions. “We’ve embarked on a mission to improve Western Outdoor News by introducing new voices, some of which our readers know well, who are big names in the fishing and hunting fields, as well by bringing on some fresh ideas from passionate outdoorsmen and women you may not know yet, while keeping your favorite outdoor writers on staff,” says WON Editor Paul Lebowitz. “We’ll do this while respecting the bedrock of the paper, our fishing and hunting reports and the form charts compiled by a staff of experts.”

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