JANUARY 28, 2015

Arizona Game & Fish Commission honors Mule Deer Foundation staff and volunteers

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CAREFREEThe Arizona Game and Fish Commission honored the recipients of the 2014 Commission Awards on January 17 including three Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) volunteers and MDF’s Arizona Regional Director. The Awards were given at the Commission’s annual banquet and recognize and honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to the conservation of wildlife, Arizona’s outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

MDF volunteers received three awards including Carter Lawrence – Youth Environmentalist of the Year; Cheryl Hartz – Outdoor Writer of the Year; and John Holbrook – Wildlife Habitat Steward of the Year. In addition, MDF Regional Director Terry Herndon also received the Mentor of the Year award.

“MDF and its volunteers and supporters have worked so hard in Arizona this year and it is truly an honor that the Arizona Game and Fish Commission recognized our efforts,” commented Herndon. “I am so proud of the work of our chapters to adopt ranches and coordinate habitat restoration efforts as well as youth education events. These awards just make us want to work harder and do more for the incredible wildlife resources that our state provides.”

For more information about MDF chapters and other events in Arizona, contact Terry Herndon at therndon@muledeer.org or 623-696-5579.

The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.