Wisconsin DNR Accepting Nominations for “Hunter Ethics Award”

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for its annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award.

The award was established in 1997, and according to a press release from the DNR, “recognizes a hunter whose action is symbolic of Wisconsin’s hunting heritage.”

Anyone can nominate a licensed Wisconsin hunter for the ethics award for their actions during the 2020 calendar year. The DNR says that while many nominations come from the gun-deer hunting season, other hunting seasons are eligible, too.

Nominations are reviewed by a four-person committee, which selects the person that is most deserving of the award. The release says the committee “focuses on singular actions or events, rather than individuals who have long term conservation-related programs.”

To submit a hunter for the award  – you can mail nominations to:

The Department of Natural Resources

c/o April Dombrowski, DNR Recreational Safety Section Chief

101 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7921

Madison, WI 53707-7921

Submissions can also be emailed to [email protected]

The DNR also requires that nominations contain a name, address and telephone number of the witness or witnesses, or be aware of the behavior, which led to the nomination.

The deadline to submit a nomination is February 19th.