OCTOBER 30, 2013

"Arizona Wildlife Views" wins 3 Emmy® Awards 

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department's award-winning television show, Arizona Wildlife Views, was awarded three Emmy® Awards by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The awards ceremony took place on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Carol Lynde, video production supervisor at Game and Fish, took home the Emmy in the "Environmental Program" category for "Eagle Nest Reborn," a video account of the department's biologists who helped save a breeding pair of bald eagles when their nest became tick infested and had to be destroyed to protect future bald eagle nestlings. See the video: http://youtu.be/K0BkzcMuvBg.

Lynde also won two Emmys for the story, "Moving Bighorn Sheep." The Arizona Wildlife Views story won in the "Environmental Program Segment" category and for "Direction, Post-Production." The winning story chronicled the huge effort taken to relocate 30 desert bighorn sheep from the hills around Canyon Lake to the Mineral Mountains near Florence, Arizona. See the video: http://youtu.be/WpA4ZtsAe3Q

Lynde credited her Emmy wins to the production team at the Game and Fish Department. "Everything we do here at Game and Fish is a team effort," said Lynde, "and I'm really lucky to work with so many amazing folks."

"We're very proud of the video storytellers who document the variety, challenges and natural beauty of wildlife in Arizona for the Game and Fish Department," said Larry Voyles, director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. "Our dedicated production team showcases our efforts to conserve, enhance and restore Arizona's diverse wildlife resources, and these Emmy awards are proof of the exceptional work they do."

Arizona Wildlife Views is a 13-week half-hour original series produced by the Information Branch of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. It airs on Arizona PBS stations and city cable channel across the state. Full episodes and individual segments also can be viewed on the Game and Fish website at www.azgfd.gov/video.

The Game and Fish Department Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/azgfd) has almost every Arizona Wildlife Views show and segment. Visitors can 'subscribe,' and get an email alert every time a new Arizona Wildlife Views video comes online.

Among the Game and Fish Department employees nominated for Emmys this year were Lynde, Chief of Information Jim Paxon, and Video Producer David Majure. Nearly 800 videos were submitted for this year's Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards by television and video production professionals in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and El Centro, California. For more information, visit: http://rockymountainemmy.org.