National Wild Turkey Federation Honors South Dakota GFP Officer

Eastern Wild Turkey
National Wild Turkey Federation Honors SDGFP Officer
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

South Dakota -( The South Dakota Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has named Michael Klosowski, regional conservation officer supervisor as its 2015 Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Officer Klosowski has served as a conservation officer for over 11 years with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). Mike started his career in Day County, where he became a field training officer and defensive tactics instructor.

Officer Klosowski is now serving as regional conservation officer supervisor in Watertown. He and his law enforcement staff provide input on turkey management in northeast South Dakota. Officer Klosowski also enjoys turkey hunting and supports the local NWTF.

“Our Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is grateful to conservation officers across South Dakota who continue to do an outstanding job,” said Mike McKernan, president of the State NWTF Chapter. “We have had and continue to have a great relationship with GFP. The NWTF has a high priority to conserve the wild turkey and connect youth, physically challenged and men/women to outdoor activities and our hunting heritage. Mike Klosowski is a credit to these goals. We are pleased to honor Mike and know he will do a great job in representing South Dakota at our National Convention next February.”

Officer Klosowski will be honored by the NWTF at its State Convention in January 2016. In addition, the State Chapter will forward his name to compete for a national award at the NWTF’s national convention in February 2016.

This is the 15th year the award has been presented by the State NWTF Chapter.