If a hunter’s action impressed you as kindness, courtesy, respect, responsible – or any way you witnessed a moral compass in action – consider nominating the individual for the annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award for 2017. First awarded in 1997, the annual Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources honor recognizes the hunter whose action are emblematic of Wisconsin’s hunting heritage. DNR Chief Warden Todd Schaller, also a member of the award committee, says ethical behavior often means going above and beyond. “That means actions that help another during a hunt, or taking steps to ensure the resources are there for all,” Schaller said. “The award is focused on a singular action or event such as past recognition; returning lost gear, helped others find lost game or assisted another hunter facing a challenge of some kind.” A four-person committee studies the nominations and selects the person judged most deserving of this award. To become eligible for the 2017 award the nominee must be a licensed (resident or nonresident) Wisconsin hunter. Written nominations must contain the name, address and telephone number of the witness or witnesses, or be aware of the behavior, which led to the nomination. Mail to Chief Conservation Warden Todd Schaller at [email protected] or to Department of Natural Resources, Attention: Chief Warden Todd Schaller LE/5, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, by Feb. 15, 2018.