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SUNY Cobleskill Alumnus ECO Ricky Wood Honored as New York’s Top Wildlife Police Officer


Sullivan Co. DEC Officer Honor as State's Top Wildlife Officer

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) Ricky Wood was recently honored with the "Wildlife Officer of the Year" Award from the Shikar Safari Club International.

"DEC's Environmental Conservation Police Officers are on the frontlines daily protecting New York's wildlife, natural resources, and citizens," Commissioner Seggos said. "Throughout his career, ECO Wood has demonstrated outstanding service and commitment that has justifiably earned him the respect of the public and his peers. I extend my congratulations to him on this well-deserved honor."

Shikar-Safari International Club was founded in 1952 by an international group of hunters interested in exchanging ideas about the sport and to promote the ethical and conservation-minded hunting of big game animals, primarily in Asia and Africa. In 1966, the Shikar-Safari International Foundation was formed to support various wildlife conservation projects with funds raised by club members.

Read the full announcement.