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( Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Remember the "Wildlife" Part)

NWTF Wildlife Manager of the Year Dana Wright

NWTF Wildlife Manager of the Year Dana Wright

Mention "state parks," and RVers tend to think "campground." But, I think it is important to remember the "wildlife management" part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. What follows is a news release. ~ Coleen

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Biologist Wright Named NWTF Wildlife Manager of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Dana Wright has trapped hundreds of wild turkeys for in-state and out-of-state restoration efforts. In fact, no current biologist or technician with TPWD has trapped or handled as many turkeys as Wright. In recognition of Wright’s dedication to wild turkey management, she received the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Joe Kurz Wildlife Manager of the Year Award at the 39th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show.

"I am grateful to have a job working in wildlife conservation and deeply honored to have received this award," said Wright. "It’s rewarding to see landowners work to create the proper habitat and grow wild turkey populations in places there had been no birds for 20 years or more."

The Joe Kurz Excellence in Wildlife Management Award is named in honor of a former Georgia Department of Natural Resources wildlife chief for his leadership and the vital role he played in improving wildlife management. Kurz also was a principal figure in the wild turkey trap-and-transfer program across North America.

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