The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting nominations for its annual Wisconsin Ethical Hunter Award, which honors hunters’ exceptional moral actions and character while in the field.

Any hunter or nonhunter may nominate a licensed Wisconsin hunter for her or his actions during the 2021 calendar year. Although many nominations come from the gun-deer season, ethical actions can occur during other hunting seasons as well.

A four-person committee reviews the nominations, focusing on a singular action or event rather than people with long-term conservation-related programs, and selects the recipient. 

Submit nominations explaining the ethical act by email to April Dombrowski, DNR recreational safety outdoor skills section chief, at [email protected]; or by mail to Department of Natural Resources, Attn: April Dombrowski, 101 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921. The submission deadline is Feb. 26.