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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 6/29/07

July 2007

Officer Griego receiving the Shikar-safari award 2006
Officer Griego receives the Shikar-Safari Officer of the year award from Club member Ed Magruder.  Also present is Tammi Griego (wife) and son's Caleb (4yrs. old) and Cade (2 yrs. old)

Robert Griego

Shikar-Safari 2006 Officer of the Year


The annual award from the conservation-based organization. Shikar-Safari Club International, honored Officer Griego in his outstanding performance as Conservation Officer during the previous year.  Officer Griego spent countless hours in the field checking licenses, responding to depredation complaints and still found the ability to devote a large portion of his time to investigating and assisting the prosecution in a fraudulent hunting scheme. The Shikar-Safari Club International was founded in 1952 by an international group of hunters interested in exchanging ideas about the sport. Each year the club sponsors an award for the Wildlife Officer of the Year in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations. In 1966, the Shikar-Safari International Foundation was formed to support various wildlife conservation projects with funds raised by club members. Shikar-Safari is recognized worldwide for its efforts in the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife, and has placed particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.