Hal Shymkus Dies

Former RMOWP member Harold (Hal) Shymkus of Espanola, NM, died December 13 following a brief illness. Hal, 86, participated in RMOWP activities for several years, including the 2001 conference in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

He was an avid golfer and fisherman, a potter and painter, as well as an author whose works included the book “Nightcrawlers, Bait and Beer To Go.” Hal was a long-time member of the New Mexico Outdoor Writers & Photographers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth, a son, daughter, and grandchildren.