The Georgia Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation recently honored Cpl. Eric Brown with the "Officer of the Year" award, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Cpl. Brown, a conservation ranger assigned to Carroll and Douglas counties, now also is eligible to receive the national award from the NWTF.
“Cpl. Eric Brown is to be commended for the exceptional work he has done protecting the wild turkey resources in the state of Georgia,” says Chief of Law Enforcement Col. Eddie Henderson. “He has a passion for wildlife conservation, and it shows in every completed task.”
Cpl. Eric Brown, who has more than 12 years of service with Wildlife Resources Division, has spent numerous hours over the past year with dedicated patrols and directed enforcement activities with the focus of detecting and prosecuting violations involving wild turkeys. He has maintained an impressive100 percent conviction rate on all wild turkey cases. In the past year, he has apprehended poachers for such violations as hunting over bait and hunting out of season.
Cpl. Brown currently serves as the treasurer for his local NWTF chapter, is chairman of the NWTF JAKES committee and serves as a member of the Sportsman’s Outreach Program. During his career, his recognitions include 2005 State Investigator of the Year, 2005 State Ranger of the Year, 2007 State Waterfowl Ranger of the Year and 2010 State Hunter Education Instructor of the Year/Law Enforcement. Additionally, he was recognized as the 2008 Carrollton Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year by his local community.
For more information about the Georgia Chapter of the NWTF Officer of the Year Award, call (770) 918-6408. For more information on turkey hunting in Georgia, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com .