Audrey Hunter grew up in a home where hunting is a family affair. Through her father, grandfather, and uncles, she and her and four brothers were taught to respect the resources, the impact of conservation, and the importance of sharing the outdoors. This led to a natural career with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, where after only five short years she’s proven herself an outstanding officer – and now she has the hardware to back it up! Join us as Wayne sits down with the first female to win the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Officer of the Year award, AGFC Wildlife Officer 1st Class Audrey Hunter!
Here’s what we discuss:
- Winning NWTF Officer of the Year at the national conference – surprise!
- Drove home with trophy in the front seat
- Focused on illegal bait sites
- A memorable baiting case; educating the next generation
- Violator had multiple bait sites
- Hunting and wildlife is a family tradition
- Experience has taught patience
- Tough cases can be the most rewarding
- The pros and cons of patrolling in your hometown
- Getting involved in the local chapter of NWTF
- What’s a Jakes Day?
- The diversity of Arkansas wildlife
- Surprising a field full of baiters
Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores
Producer: Jay Ammann
Art & Design: Ashley Hannett
Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches
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