Afton game warden named 2015 Wildlife Officer of the Year

(Afton, Wyo.) - Today, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) announced that Afton game warden Todd Graham has been named “2015 Wildlife Officer of the Year” for Wyoming. “Todd's exemplary service to our state's wildlife through his law enforcement efforts, wildlife management and public interactions earned him this tremendous honor. He is an extremely talented game warden with tremendous respect from his co-workers and the public alike,” said Chief Game Warden Brian Nesvik in a news release issued today. According to the WGFD release, Graham’s nomination highlighted his 24 years of dedication to the wildlife resources, work ethic and relationship with his community. His colleagues continuously noted his skills as an investigator as well as his pursual of opportunities to educate the public on issues ranging from compliance with laws and regulations to management of mule deer. “Todd has the amazing ability to deal with a diverse and complex community in the Star Valley area. He is truly a professional in his ability to resolve wildlife conflicts without compromising his conviction to the wildlife resource. Todd’s skill and abilities in dealing with wildlife damage is unsurpassed, and his efforts are recognized by his peers and the landowners he assists,” said Jackson Regional Wildlife Supervisor Brad Hovinga. The award is given annually in every state and Canadian province by the Shikar-Safari Club International and honors an officer whose efforts during the year display outstanding performance and achievement. Graham will be presented his award and publicly recognized at the July Wyoming Game and Fish Commission meeting in Pinedale. *Feature Photo: Todd Graham, Afton game warden. h/t WGFD / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news