Taken from CDFW News:
“National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Wildlife Officer of the Year and CDFW Trainer of the Year Award – Warden Adam Kraft (Placer)
Warden Kraft is energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about apprehending poachers. He is known for working extended hours, drafting complex operations and backpacking miles into remote areas to catch violators. In 2016, Warden Kraft led numerous operations resulting in arrests and citations for take out of season, shooting from vehicles, spotlighting, having a loaded long gun in a vehicle, no license or tag, unlawful possession of wildlife, overlimits of species and delaying an officer/evading arrest. Warden Kraft is dedicated to the Hunter Education Program and regularly participates in training courses. He is a seasoned Field Training Officer, an active instructor at the CDFW law enforcement academy, a firearms and range master and a defensive tactics instructor. He is also an avid outdoorsman and promoter of conservation and the CDFW mission.”
Warden Kraft has illustrated a passionate dedication to the conservation and lawful protection of wildlife in California, and we are proud to recognize him as the NWTF’s 2017 California Wildlife Officer of the Year!
From all of us here at the NWTF, we’d like to thank our states fish and wildlife officers. Fighting on the front lines to ensure that we have fish and wildlife for future generations is no menial task. We value all that you do!