The NDCTWS presents awards to recognize and commend outstanding achievements in wildlife-related activities in North Dakota.

  • The NORTH DAKOTA AWARD is presented to an individual for outstanding contribution to the profession of wildlife management.
  • The NORTH DAKOTA WILDLIFE HABITAT AWARD is presented to an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution toward preserving and/or establishing high quality wildlife habitat.
  • The NORTH DAKOTA CASE OF THE YEAR AWARD is presented to the person(s) primarily responsible for the conviction of persons guilty of a serious natural resource violation.
  • The STUDENT AWARDS are presented to outstanding undergraduate natural resource students attending University of Mary, University of Jamestown, United Tribes Technical College, Minot State University-Bottineau, North Dakota State University (NDSU), Sitting Bull College, University of North Dakota (UND), University of Jamestown, and Valley City State University. In addition, two outstanding graduate students awards (one from NDSU and one from UND) are presented each year.
  • Other awards may be given to individuals or groups that show outstanding achievements in wildlife-related fields.

2017 North Dakota Award – Jan Swenson

2017 North Dakota Wildlife Habitat Award – Terry Allbee

2017 North Dakota Case of the Year Award – Dan Hoenke, Zane Manhart, Bill Schaller

2017 Special Recognition Award – Jackie Jacobsonn

2017 Past President’s Award – Bill Jensen

2017 Student Awards:

Kristen Black, UND-Graduate Student

Cayla Mendel, NDSU-Graduate Student

Lucas Knowlton, UND

Mackenzie Alexander, NDSU

Jesse Mendel, DC Bottineau

Brandon Ramsey, VCSU

Marlee Finley, UTTC

McKenzie Schick, UMary

Patricia Martin, U of Jamestown