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    • Robin Conrads
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      David Petersen received a lifetime achievement award from the Colorado Wildlife Federation. Here is the article in the Durango Herald.

      Good job my friend! You do make a difference in the protection of wildlife and wild places. Thank you!

    • lyagooshka
      Post count: 600

      Well done and well earned.



    • skifrk
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      Dave, congrats on the award well earned. Does this mean you are driving all the way to Denver in the middle of elk season for an award πŸ˜€

    • JodyS
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      Congratulations! The award is well-deserved. Thank you for all your work promoting sound, ethical hunting practices and the protection of wild places.


    • Wexbow
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      Well done Dave, it’s nice to see you getting some recognition for all your hard work πŸ˜€

    • George D. Stout
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      Hey old man….you did good. πŸ˜‰

    • wildschwein
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      Congratulations Dave!

    • Strong bow
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      Congratulations Dave Peterson ! We have all been fortunate to have you as a spokesman for the Traditional way ! We are proud of your many success’s and the well deserved recognition !

    • Ben M.
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      We don’t know each other in person, but I appreciate the way you live and the positive impact you have on my children’s lives and their (future) children’s lives.

      Deep joy is what I see in your work. A true affinity for, and appreciation of life.

      Thank you,


    • David Petersen
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      Well shucks, thanks Robin y tradbow amigos. The magazine, this exceptional website and you good folks help to keep me going, assuring me that I’m not alone in the good but often nasty fight for wildlife, wild places, and wild people with wild ideas. When they told me about it the first thing I said was, “Thank you, but I can’t take two or three days out of the middle of elk season to come to Denver, not even if the honor came with a huge cash prize.” Which it doesn’t of course. (Conservation is about giving, not getting.) They agreed to delay the presentation; good folks over at CWF. πŸ˜€

    • blacktail
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      what a great blessing..and thanks for sharing all your info on the site and your writing to the public..john

    • jmsmithy
      Post count: 300

      You are a mentor and inspiration Dave…well deserved πŸ˜€

    • Murray
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      Dave, as a long time reader, I’m proud of you, and I’m proud for you. Keep up the good work; you inspire others to action.


    • Troy Breeding
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      Thumbs up amigo!!!:D

    • Todd Smith
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      David Petersen! That’s fantastic. I am VERY pleased for you. Thank you for all you do. I for one appreciate all of it. Oh, an keep us posted on the elk situation… πŸ˜€


    • Lee Vivian
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      Way to go Dave!

    • FUBAR
      Post count: 252

      Woohoo, congratulations Dave8)8)8)8)8)8)8)

    • Ed Ashby
      Post count: 816

      It’s always nice to see deserving folks recognized for all the hard work they do but it is especially nice to see Dave recognized for his many contributions to us, the wildlife and the wild places we all love so much.


    • skifrk
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      How did the awards ceremony go did they have a nice surprise of cash for you πŸ˜† Or is not till later.

    • William Warren
      Post count: 1384

      Well deserved, Congratulations!

    • wahoo
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      congrats Dave. Nobody in their right mind has a presentation in the middle of elk season. Again congrats and have a great hunt

    • Vintage Archer
      Post count: 276

      Congratulations Dave you are a real inspiration.

      Good luck in the rest of elk season .I am sure you are working harder than you want to fill your tag. One person should not have so much fun:D

    • Raymond Coffman
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      well done – an definitely well deserved. Thanks for being there for us! ” Splice the MainBrace”!

      Buena Suerte [good luck] on the rest of your Elk Hunt———


    • archer38
      Post count: 242

      Well done !!! This confirms my belief that good thing happen to good people !

    • David Petersen
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      Thanks again, guys. You’re all the cream of the crop and I’m blessed to “know” you. No, no money, story of my life. And I didn’t attend the “presentation” as I was elk hunting. πŸ˜€

    • strait-aero
      Post count: 350

      Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition,sir! It’s good to know there are groups of people out there with their heads on straight and recognize the efforts of someone so deserving. Kudos, my friend.8)

    • Mantajack
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      Strait-Aero wrote: Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition,sir! It’s good to know there are groups of people out there with their heads on straight and recognize the efforts of someone so deserving. Kudos, my friend.8)

      Dave Peterson is a gem in a world of ordinary stones. He stands by traditional methods, even though he knows he can take more and bigger animals in crowded Colorado. He puts time in the woods over trophies. He personifies good sportsmanship and a good land ethic. He is a descendant of Aldo Leopold. Jack W.

    • David Coulter
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      Congratulations! This is obviously more than a case of “if you stand around long, someone will give you an award.” We are all fortunate to have you and your good words and works making a difference in our lives. Much appreciate. And, good luck with the elk! dwcphoto

    • Idabow
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      Congratulations Dave! Looking forward to the release of the documentary, long overdue.

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