Do you know a hunter whose actions impressed you? Was the hunter kind, courteous, respectful, responsible or perhaps a moral compass in action? If so, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for its annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award.

Established in 1997, the Hunter Ethics Award recognizes a hunter whose action is symbolic of Wisconsin's hunting heritage.

Ethical behavior demonstrates the moral character of the hunting public and illustrates how people can assist one another while recreating together in the outdoors, DNR Chief Conservation Warden Casey Krueger said.

Any hunter or non-hunter can nominate a licensed Wisconsin hunter (resident or nonresident) for the DNR Ethical Hunter Award for an action that took place during the calendar year of 2019. The nomination committee focuses on what are often singular actions or events rather than individuals who have long-term conservation-related programs.

Submit nominations to Capt. April Dombrowksi via email or letter explaining the ethical act: april.dombrowski@wisconsin.gov or Department of Natural Resources, 101 S. Webster St., P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921., attn: April Dombrowski. The deadline to submit a nomination is Feb. 14.

For more information, email april.dombrowski@wisconsin.gov or call 608-852-9456.