Pennsylvania Game News - January 2011 - Cover3
EPUTY JEFFREY SMITH’S enthusiasm and involvement during his six years as a deputy have been exceptional. His professionalism led to him being offered a place in the 28th training class of WCOs in the Ross Leffler School of Conservation. During 2009 Smith served 529 hours and was involved in more than 50 percent of the district’s prosecutions. Jeff is also involved in Hunter-Trapper Education, where he instructs archery and fills in other disciplines when called upon. He is an active member of the North Butler Hunting & Fishing Club where he has become the agency’s spokesman for club meetings and arranges the annual Hunter-Trapper Education class. Smith has developed a rapport with several local landowners that has opened up large tracts of land to hunting and law enforcement patrols. He is respected by local Fish & Boat Commission and State Police officers. In April of 2008, he attended training to become an official Boone and Crockett measurer. Those requesting his services have traveled from all over the Northwest Region. Several of the trophies he has measured have made it into the Pennsylvania Records Book as well as those of Pope & Young and Boone & Crockett. Deputy Jeffrey A. Smith’s attention to detail and rounded knowledge of the Game & Wildlife Code have made him a tremendous asset to this district and to the agency. Nominated by Arthur L. Brunst, WCO Butler County
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