Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed (left), presented John Anderson, Lincoln County game warden, with the Shikar-Safari Club International 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year Award during the August meeting of the State Board of Wildlife Commissioners.

Lincoln County game warden John Anderson has been named the 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year for the state of Nevada by the Shikar-Safari Club International.

Anderson received the award during the Aug. 10 meeting of the Nevada State Board of Wildlife Commissioners in Caliente. Also in attendance for the presentation were Anderson’s wife and children, along with members of the community.

“We’re very proud of the work Game Warden Anderson is doing in Lincoln County. Using some advanced investigative techniques, he’s put together some really impressive cases during his time there,” said Chief Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed. “Even more impressive than his enthusiasm for his job is the way Anderson and his family have immersed themselves in their local community. Doing so is crucial to our success in Nevada’s rural communities, and is something we try to encourage in all of our younger officers.”

This is the second time that Anderson has been recognized for his work on behalf of Nevada’s wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. Earlier this year, Anderson was selected by his peers as the Nevada Game Warden Association’s “Game Warden of the Year.”

“It’s a great honor to be recognized for your work, especially when you are selected by both your peers and your command staff. This has been a humbling experience,” Anderson said.

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