Volunteer instructors for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department were recently recognized at the annual workshop in Mandan.
John Paulson, Bismarck, was recognized as volunteer of the year. Paul Speral, Fargo, was named archery instructor of the year. George Babcock, Garrison, and Rodney Hubbard, Fargo, were recognized as hunter education instructors of the year, while Minot residents Jonathan Hughes and Justin Hughes were named hunter education team of the year, and Skip Pederson, Valley City, received the hunter education lifetime achievement award.
Honored for 30 years of service were Darwin Bucholz, Rolla; Terry Fasteen, Helena, Mont.; Allen Goerger, Barney; Huel Halstenson, West Fargo; Richard Harwood, Lemmon, S.D.; Susan Harwood, Lemmon, S.D.; Robert Ingold, Manning; Thomas Kempf, Sawyer; Mike Kiernan, West Fargo; Dwight Leier, Esmond; Dennis Miller, Mandan; Lynda Miller, Mandan; Scott Mitchell, Rolla; Joe Solseng, Grand Forks; Todd Thingelstad, Grand Forks.
Recognized for 25 years of service were Douglas Bolte, Regent; James Borkowski, Bottineau; Dean Burwick, Dickinson; Brenda Davis, Rhame; Gene Davis, Rhame; Gary Ertmann, Devils Lake; Gerard Goldade, Hague; Theodore Hoberg, Grand Forks; Alan Klatt, Grand Forks; Lynn Hawler, Cando; Glenn Lemier, Oakes; Dale Marks, Ypsilanti; David Meberg, Hebron; Karla Meikle, Bismarck; Eugene Pederson, Valley City; Doyle Roeder, Bismarck; Daryl Simmons, Garrison; Patricia Stark, Cavalier; Gene Van Eeckhout, Jamestown; Curtis Walen, Carrington.
Honored for 20 years of service were Darren Benneweis, Lisbon; Larry Brooks, Bottineau; Scott Fasteen, Lincoln; Doyle Johannes, Underwood; Brad Kilde, Glen Ullin; Ike Kuntz, Dickinson; Marty Liesener, Ray; Mike Marquette, Cogswell; Brad Olson, West Fargo; Dale Patrick, Bismarck; Elizabeth Schaner, Center; Thomas Simmons, Cavalier; Paul Vasquez, Grand Forks; Don Underwood, Grand Forks.
Fifteen-year service awards were presented to Harold Capaci, Minot; Wesley Crosby, Williston; Tom Hetletvedt, Ypsilanti; Connie Jorgenson, Devils Lake; Jackie Martin, Anamoose; Kevin Mattson, Kindred; Robert Miller, Oakes; Ryan Mitchell, Rolla; Andrew Robinson, Minot; Joseph Schirado, Bismarck; Richard Simon Sr., Grand Forks; Paul Speral, Fargo; Ronald Swenson, Williston; Lavern Vance, Ray; Alan Waldo, New Rockford.
Ten-year active instructors recognized were Dorian Anderson, Drake; Jeff Ball, Des Lacs; Skip Balzer, Bismarck; Wayne Bauer, Wishek; Kimberly Blake, Park River; David Blocker, Mohall; John Butz, Northwood; Mark Crosby, Bowbells; Jeremy Duckwitz, Moffit; Paul Goldade, Wishek; Mike Graue, Devils Lake; Tanya Helfrich, Mandan; Amanda Johnson, Minnewaukan; Nadine Kassian, Wilton; Paul Lambert, Minot; Casey Martin, Bismarck; Deb Michels, Elgin; Timothy Nelson, Harvey; Lyle Olson, Lisbon; Todd Olson, Mohall; Levi Reese, Hillsboro; Dennis Schlenker, Bismarck; Chad Symington, Manvel; Samuel Theurer, Mandan.
Recognized for five years of service were Lynn Burgard, Bismarck; Justin Campbell, Hannaford; Tracey Day, Surrey; Jose Figueroa-Diaz, Devils Lake; Jason Hanson, Mayville; Wayne Henderson, Edgeley; Coby Hubble, Crosby; Clint Johnson, Carrington; Kevin Lahlum, Horace; Laurie Niblick, Bismarck; Jared Nygaard, Bismarck; Kendall Peterson, Devils Lake; Glenn Redmond, Belfield; Dennis Schaner, Mandan; Cory Wolf, Lincoln; Jordan Woroniecki, Dickinson.
Two-year active instructors recognized were Quincy Burroughs, Tioga; Kenneth Cabarle, Minot; Bob Dooley, Minot; Don Frost, West Fargo; Lisa Goldade, Wishek; JD Hanson, Center; Alan Haut, Fargo; Troy Jespersen, Grenora; Joel Johnson, Mooreton; Shannon Johnson, Fargo; Henry Juntunen, Bismarck; Leah Kessler, Watford City; Melissa Klitzke, Powers Lake; Edward Krank, Gladstone; Roger Landblom, Fargo; Patrick Liner, Williston; Leslie Moszer, Bismarck; Taylor Brown, Ryder; Benjamin Murphy, Killdeer; Rob Sailer, West Fargo; William Vasicek, Grand Forks; Scott Williams, Crosby.