BILLINGS - Billings Gazette outdoors editor Mark Henckel, 59, died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack at his Park City home.
Henckel wrote about the outdoors for almost 38 years, and was known as an advocate for fishing, hunting and recreational interests.
He received numerous writing, editing and community service awards throughout his career.
Henckel also spent considerable time speaking to organizations, outdoor groups and classrooms.
Henckel graduated with a journalism degree in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He accepted a Gazette job offer over the phone and moved to Billings sight unseen to take a night reporter job, before becoming the Gazette's first outdoors editor.