Arizona Outdoor Awards – Advocate Of The Year

We at Arizona Boating & Watersports / Western Outdoor Times would like to congratulate Don McDowell. His hard work, perseverance, and dedication to preserving our wildlife has been acknowledged by his being awarded the AZGF Commission Advocate Of The Year (Federal). McDowell has worked tirelessly for many years to preserve our outdoor heritage. He is a valuable asset to the State of Arizona and the country as well. We hope those who are responsible for making decisions concerning our outdoor lands and wildlife will call on him to provide them with his years of experience and knowledge.

Those who endorsed his application for this award are —

AZ B.A.S.S. Nation, Goodyear Bass
Mike Hoffarth – President

AZ Catfish Conservation Association
Bobby Wright

AZ Deer Association
John Koleszar – President

Andy Clark, Dived Weidman, and Amber Lee Jones – Fisheries Branch
Chris Cantrell – Chief
Joshua Hurst – Statewide Wildlife Law Enforcement Coordinator
Kenny Dinquel – Officer
Sandy Cate – Coordinator, Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center
Scott Lavin – Operation Game Thief Program Chief, Wildlife Recreation Branch

B.A.S.S. LLC Gene Gilliland – National Conservation Director

TBF Bass Junky
Jeff PFundheller – Tournament Director
Tim Price – Tournament Director

The Bass Federation-AZ. FLW
Greg Krueger – President

Town of Payson
Cameron Davis – Director of Recreation

US Coast Guard Auxiliary, 11S, 10-11
Captain David Esparza – Commander

McDowell’s Current Affiliations —
Active Member United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-11, District 11, San Diego Sector
Arizona Lead for BigGame Forever-Maricopa County
Committee Member with Senator John McCain, Sportsmen and Veteran’s Coalition
Conservation Director – AZ BASS Nation- (AZBN) B.A.S.S.
Conservation Director-The Bass Federation AZ- (TBF) FLW

Member Board of Directors
Anglers Feeding America-(AFA) AZFGD Fisheries Branch, Tournament Assessment Committee
Arizona Sportsman for Wildlife Conservation- (AZSFWC)
Arizona Deer Association
Central AZ Quagga Mussel Team
Gila County Angler Round Table
International Game Fish Association (IGFA)
Military Families Foundation (MFF), Inc. and Project We Remember (PWR)
Military and Veterans Services (MAVS) committee, Subcommittee Chair for Outdoor Recreation
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Southwest Fur Harvester’s
Sportsmen’s Constituency Group (SCG), Steering Committee and Subcommittee Chair for Legislative Affairs
Tonto Nation Forest Planning Team
Wildlife Conservation Committee-(WCC)