Florida Fish and Wildife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Dwain Mobley was recently selected as Florida's National Wild Turkey Federation (NTWF) Officer of the Year.

Mobley will now be in the running for the National NWTF Officer of the Year. He will compete against 49 other state wildlife officers for the title when he travels to Nashville in February.

"I'm pleased to see Dwain be named as the Florida NWTF Officer of the Year," said Capt. Roy Brown, area supervisor. "The dedication he shows in protecting wild turkeys and educating hunters about ethics make him an outstanding example of a conservation officer. Dwain has a deep and sincere concern for the natural resources of the state of Florida."

Mobley began his career in 1995 with the former Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, where he was assigned to Collier County. It didn't take long for Mobley to gain a reputation with hunters, landowners and co-workers as an excellent commission officer with a passion for apprehending those who abused laws protecting wild turkey. In 1998, the officer transferred to north Florida and made his home in Suwannee County.

Mobley is an avid turkey hunter and loves to talk turkey with anyone that will listen. He is an accomplished caller and a successful hunter.

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