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Jack O’Connor was the undisputed dean of outdoor writers. For decades, his feature articles in Outdoor Life Magazine brought excitement, enjoyment and a sense of appreciation for wildlife and hunting to millions of people throughout the world.

The sense of adventure that came alive in his many writings inspired, informed, and educated outdoorsmen and hunters about wildlife conservation and modern wildlife management.

The Jack O'Connor Center opened June 3, 2006. It is the permanent home of the O'Connor wildlife collection, which is comprised of 65 mounted heads from around the world, numerous photographs and O'Connor memorabilia, as well as a complete collection of O'Connor books and many outdoor magazine articles.

Jack's famous Biesen stocked M-70 .270 is on display as is Eleanor O'Connor's 7x57 Mauser. These two rifles have appeared in more articles and had more written about them than any rifles in history. Other O'Connor firearms are also on display.

The center houses a gift shop with clothing and other logoed merchandise as well as original O'Connor books for sale.

The Center's well equipped classroom/meeting room is available for large or small groups, click here for more information.

Hours of Operation:

Winter Hours of Operation:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm



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Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center®
5600 Hellsgate Road
Hellsgate State Park Lewiston, ID 83501

Office: 208-743-5043 (Fax: 208-798-4980)

Mailing address: P. O. Box 394, Lewiston, ID 83501