Jim Gilford

Dr. James H. Gilford was for 35 years editor of the Frederick News-Post columns, “The Drumming Log” and “Bassin’ Notes.” He was always on the cutting edge of hunting, fishing, and conservation issues, promoting and protecting the concerns of area sportspeople. Gilford was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including, but not only, the Governor’s Salute to Excellence National Fly Fisherman of the Year, National Park Service Take Pride in America Award, Conservation Educator Award. A college professor and department chairman at Hood College, he also lectured at Yale, Johns Hopkins University, and Gettysburg College, and held several positions at Fort Detrick during his career. Jim Gilford was Frederick County’s most influential outdoor sports advocate.