AZGFD wins 2 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s audio-visual team won two Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for its work on the Arizona Wildlife Views TV show. Winners were announced by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Oct. 14 at an awards reception in Phoenix. Among the winning stories:

Show 13 (Forest Restoration) from the 2015-2016 season took home an Emmy in the Politics/Government — Program category, recognizing the work of David Majure, videographer, producer, writer and editor, Ben Avechuco, show editor, and Carol Lynde, videographer.

Majure also won an Emmy in the Video Journalist category for his work on The Making of a Wildlife Manager Part 1, which follows eight recruits on their journey to become one of the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s wildlife managers who are part biologist, part law enforcement officer.

“Our team continuously sets the bar for visual storytelling, and these awards are further proof of the level of excellence in creating and producing the Arizona Wildlife Views TV show,” said Bill Andres, AZGFD Information Branch chief.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has numerous chapters throughout the country, and the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter serves Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and El Centro, Calif.

Arizona Wildlife Views is produced by the department’s Information Branch and gives the public a behind-the-scenes view of the conservation work taking place throughout the state. The new season of the TV show airs this fall on Arizona PBS (channel 8.1 or channel 1008 on Cox Cable) and city cable channels statewide. Older shows, going back to the 2005 season, can be watched on YouTube.