PRAIRIE DU SAC – Veteran Department of Natural Resources conservation warden John Buss, Prairie du Sac, was chosen recently as the Wisconsin Bowhunter’s Association Warden of the Year for 2008 and also for his outstanding law enforcement activities in the field of public relations.
Warden Buss, whose area of responsibility covers the southern half of Sauk County, received the bowhunter award at the organization’s annual convention in Wausau for his excellent “Community Wardening” program that he has built in the county.
The group noted that warden Buss has established solid external partnerships with local sporting clubs, service groups, schools and media.
“More than anything, John is personable and easy to talk to. Communication is one of his many talents,” according to the WBA award.
Continuing this theme, warden Buss was chosen as tops among his peers in the DNR’s 11-county South Central Region in 2008 for his communications and education programs, including school presentations, teaching outdoor skills and working with sporting clubs.
“John is an outstanding conservation warden and his public relations activities stand a cut above in this crucial area of law enforcement,” said warden supervisor John Holmes, Poynette.