Fisheries and Land Resources
November 1, 2017
Minister Byrne Extends Congratulations to Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year
At a recent ceremony, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer Travis McDonald was announced as the 2016 Provincial Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer of the Year and the 2016 Shikar–Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. McDonald received the award during the Ninth Annual Uniformed Services Gala held at Canadian Forces Station in St. John’s.
Originally from Ramea, Mr. McDonald has been a Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer for four years and is currently based in Whitbourne. He also has spent time working in the Clarenville region and is regarded among his peers as a highly motivated officer who has been instrumental in fostering positive working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, resulting in enhanced protection for big game and inland fish resources.
The Shikar -Safari Club International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award is presented annually to wildlife enforcement officers throughout North America including all 50 US states and all Canadian provinces and territories. The award honours outstanding performance and achievement of wildlife enforcement officers during the previous year.
“I am pleased to extend congratulations to Officer McDonald on being chosen for this prestigious award. He has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues and many others throughout the province with an interest in the conservation and protection of our fish and wildlife resources.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources
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Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division - www.stoppoaching.ca/
Shikar-Safari Club International - firstforwildlife.com/tag/the-shikar-safari-club-international-foundation/
Fisheries and Land Resources
Biography - Travis McDonald
Officer Travis McDonald has been a Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer since November of 2013. Prior to 2013 he worked as a Fisheries Guardian but ultimately pursued his goal of becoming a Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer. Travis is respected by his colleagues for his ingenuity and sheer determination when carrying out his responsibilities and duties. He has forged positive working relationships with other agencies and played an integral role in several Atlantic Guardian exercises, a combined forces training initiative involving branches of our Canadian Forces, police, search and rescue, and other Fish and Wildlife Enforcement officers. He was also one of four officers involved in the Little Bona Restoration Project with soldiers from CFB St. John’s, for which he was awarded the Base Commanders Coin. Travis is also regarded for his support of many community events including the Law Enforcement Torch Run in aid of Special Olympics.
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