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Wildlife Federation names Achievement Award winners

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation has named the recipients of the 2017 Conservation Achievement Awards. The awards are presented to individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to conservation in Mississippi over the past year. Winners are:

Conservationist of the Year – Dr. Jack Killgore, Vicksburg

Fisheries Conservationist of the Year – Dr. F. J. Eicke, Ocean Springs

Wildlife Conservationist of the Year – Dr. Daryl Jones, Starkville

Forest Conservationist of the Year – Chester Hunt, Columbia

Conservation Educator of the Year – Adam Rohnke, Clinton

Conservation Officer of the Year – Master Sergeant Sheila Smith, Brookhaven

Soil, Air and Water Conservationist of the Year – Robin Whitfield, Grenada

Elected Official of the Year – Mayor Gene McGee, Ridgeland

Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year – Kevin Owens, Booneville

MWF President’s Award – Michelle Blair, Brandon

MWF Scholarship Recipient – Alex Davis, Searcy, AR

Catch-A-Dream Volunteers of the Year – Gordon Jones, Valley Head, AL

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