Area Game Warden Kraft honored as Wildlife Officer of the Year

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January 25, 2022 — South Pinedale Game Warden Jordan Kraft has been named the 2021 Shikar-Safari Wildlife Officer of the Year for Wyoming. The award is given annually in every state by the Shikar-Safari Club International, honoring wildlife officers whose efforts display outstanding performance and achievement during the year.

“Jordan Kraft is a stand-out wildlife officer who maintains the values and work ethic of the traditional Wyoming game warden while remaining open and adaptable to changing times,” said Rick King, Wyoming Game and Fish Department chief game warden. “He is a devoted wildlife professional with abundant enthusiasm for the game warden profession and deep respect for Wyoming’s wildlife resources.”

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Kraft is a 20-year veteran of Wyoming Game and Fish. He will be recognized and presented with his award at the January Game and Fish Commission meeting.

“Whether it is protected nongame wildlife such as burrowing owls, or trophy elk and mule deer, Jordan Kraft takes an active role in the management and protection of all wildlife and the habitat that supports them,” said John Lund, Pinedale Region wildlife supervisor. 

Within the Game and Fish, Warden Kraft is lauded for his relationship-building, and team-based strategies to handle various law enforcement and wildlife management issues in his district and are always willing to help others in need. 

The Shikar-Safari Club International is dedicated to preserving wildlife through sportsmanship and conservation. 

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