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Nominations Being Accepted for Hunter Ethics Award
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/28/2015

Nominations for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Hunter Ethics Award are now being accepted. The annual honor was established by Bob Lamb, retired outdoors editor of the La Crosse Tribune, Lamb, retired DNR conservation warden supervisor Steve Dewald and retired University of Wisconsin-La Crosse instructor Jerry Davis. Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller joined the award committee four years ago.

Schaller says the award is about recognizing sportsmen and sportswomen who go above and beyond for others who have the same passion or interest - and that is hunting.

"Maybe it's helping a fellow hunter in distress, providing opportunities for disabled hunters, teaching young hunters, coming to the aid of a conservation warden or simply showing other hunters that ethical hunting is part of the hunt," Schaller says.

Schaller says hunters look forward to the annual seasons because traditions--or creating new traditions with young or novice hunters--remain important.

"If you are a hunter in Wisconsin, you must strive to hunt in an ethical manner and to pass on these ethical traditions to the young people in their hunting party."

To become eligible for the award, the nominee must be a licensed Wisconsin hunter, and the ethical hunting act must have occurred in Wisconsin during the 2014 calendar year.

Written nominations must contain the name, address and telephone number of the witness or witnesses to the behavior that lead to the nomination and mailed to Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller or to Department of Natural Resources. The deadline to apply is February 15.

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