Address: 502 Leicester Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803
Graduate, Duluth Cathedral High School
Graduate, University of Minnesota, Duluth
email: questions@michaelfurtman.com


Writing: Magazines/Periodicals
Contributing Editor for Ducks Unlimited Magazine; Feature Writer, Puddler Magazine (Ducks Unlimited's children's publication). Author of hundreds of magazine articles. Publications include:
Boy's Life; Boundary Waters Journal; Bugle (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation); CANOE; Ducks Unlimited Magazine; Field & Stream; Fish and Wildlife Today; Fly Fisherman; Fly Rod & Reel; Geo-Korea; Gun Dog; Lone Star Outdoors; Midwest Living; Minnesota Conservation Volunteer; Minnesota Outdoor News; Midwest Fly Fishing; Minnesota Monthly; Northern Wilds; Pheasants Forever Journal; Outdoor America (Izaak Walton League); Sky Magazine (Delta Airlines); Sports Afield; Terra Savauge; TROUT; Texas Parks and Wildlife, Wildfowl; Wisconsin Outdoor News; and numerous others.

Current Marsh Watch columnist, Ducks Unlimited Magazine. Past Photography columnist, Northern Wilds. Former conservation columnist for
Midwest Fly Fishing. Former columnist on wetland and waterfowl conservation for Wildfowl magazine; former columnist for Geese International Review.

Writing: Books
Author of: The Ducks Unlimited Story -- 75th Anniversary Book (2011, Ducks Unlimited;
Why Birds Do That (2004 Willow Creek Press); Whitetail Hunting (2004 Creative Publishing International); Duck Country (2001 Ducks Unlimited); Magic on the Rocks (2000 Birch Portage Press); On the Wings of a North Wind (2000 Adventure Publishing); Ruffed Grouse, Woodland Drummer (1999 NorthWord Press); Black Bear Country (1998 NorthWord Press); Seasons of the Elk (1997 NorthWord Press); Whitetail - Phantom of the Forest (1996 NorthWord Press); Trout Country, (1995 NorthWord Press); Sky Spirit, The American Bald Eagle (1994 NorthWord Press); Wild Goose Country (1992 NorthWord Press); Canoe Country Camping (1992 Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishing); On the Wings of a North Wind (1991 Stackpole Press); A Season For Wilderness (1989 NorthWord Press); and A Boundary Waters Fishing Guide (1984 Birch Portage Press).

Contributor (chapters) to Snowsports; Paddlesports; Birdwatching; Backcountry Treks; American Safari (2000- 2001, all published by Discovery Network/Insight Guides); Contributor, Nature's Tranquility, NorthWord Press, 1999: Contributor (foreword) to Elk (Daniel J. Cox), 1992; Contributor (essay) to North Writers, A Strong Woods Collection (John Henricksson, Editor), 1991; Contributor (foreword) to Black Bear (Daniel J. Cox), 1989.

Photography: Magazines
Contributing Photographer for Puddler Magazine. Photos have appeared in dozens of regional and national magazines, including
American Hunter; Arkansas Wildlife; Bird Watchers Digest; Boundary Waters Journal; CANOE; Bugle (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation); Field & Stream; Fly Rod & Reel; Ducks Unlimited Magazine; Fish and Wildlife Today; Gun Dog; Midwest Fly Fishing; Minnesota Conservation Volunteer; Minnesota Outdoor News; Montana Outdoors; Northern Wilds; Outdoor America; Pheasants Forever Journal; Puddler; Retriever Journal; Sporting Classics; Sky Magazine (Delta Airlines); Sports Afield; Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine; The Loon; Wing and Shot; Wildfowl; Wyoming Wildlife. 

Photography: Newspapers
New York Times; St. Paul Pioneer Press; Minneapolis Star Tribune; Duluth News Tribune; Houston Chronicle.

Photography: Books
Photos in: The Ducks Unlimited Story (Ducks Unlimited);
Magic on the Rocks (Furtman); On The Wings of A North Wind (Furtman); Nature's Tranquility; Wild Goose Country (Furtman); Painted Dreams (Conway); Spirit of the North (Klein); Canoe Country, An Embattled Wilderness (Backes - front cover); Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (Crowley and Link - cover and interior); A Boundary Waters Fishing Guide (Furtman).

Videographer, Ducks Unlimited. Writer, scripts, Ducks Unlimited Television; Co-writer, scripts, Trout Unlimited TV; Co-Host and co-writer of ESPN2's
"Outdoor Ethics" sponsored by the Izaak Walton League of America and Orvis (2000-2002).

Technical advisor for
Leave No Trace, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness visitor education film, U.S. Forest Service. Technical advisor for ProVideo on several television commercials.

Editing: Books
Chased by the Light (Jim Brandendburg, 1998); Into the Wind, (Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick, 1994); Brother Wolf, (Jim Brandenburg, 1993)

Editing: Magazines/Periodicals
Editor of
Superior Experience, 1990-91, U.S. Forest Service, Superior National Forest; Editor of Steelhead News, newsletter of the Lake Superior Steelhead Association, 1982-89; Editor of Lake Superior Angler magazine, 1985-88.


2003 Ducks Unlimited's Conservation Communicator of the Year Award.

2003 Saint Louis River Citizens  Action Committee Media Award.

2002 Trout Unlimited's Communications in Coldwater Conservation Award.

2001 Jade of Chiefs Conservation Award, Outdoor Writers Association of America.

2000 Lowell Thomas Award, Society of American Travel Writers Foundation.

2000 Best Nature Book (Black Bear Country), Minnesota Book Awards.

1999 Ed Franey Conservation Writing Award, Izaak Walton League of America.

1998 Best How-To Book, Midwest Book Publishers Award.

1993 Benjamin Franklin Award, Publishers Marketing Association.

1992 Citation of Excellence, Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute.

1992 Ed Franey Conservation Writing Award, Izaak Walton League of America.

1991 Service Awards from Lake Superior Steelhead Association for Editing Steelhead News and Lake Superior Angler.

Advisory Board, Minnesota Sea Grant; Environmental Advisory Board, Blandin Paper Company (UPM-Kymmene); Wolf Management Plan Roundtable, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources; Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) Federal Mediation Panel; Minnesota Forest Resources Council, Riparian Technical Team; U.S. Forest Service BWCAW Management Plan Citizen Council; U.S. Forest Service BWCAW Outfitter-Guide Policy Team. 

Member, Outdoor Writers Association of America, 1985 to present.


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