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Tara Wildlife’s Bobby Culbertson Named Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year

Bobby Culbertson, hunting guide and youth camps educator at Tara Wildlife of Vicksburg, has been named the Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor of the Year by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation (MWF). The recognition was given as one of the MWF Conservation Achievement Awards for 2016.

This award is given annually to a volunteer instructor for outstanding efforts in promoting and teaching hunter safety in Mississippi. The award was sponsored by Anderson Tully.

Winners were presented their awards on February 16, 2017 at a luncheon held at the Hilton Jackson hotel. Each award winner received a wildlife statuette designed especially for MWF.

Bobby and Jane Culbertson at the Awards Luncheon

Bobby and Jane Culbertson at the Awards Luncheon

“I have enjoyed each and every summer that I have taught Mississippi Hunter Education. Our youth are our future in the outdoor lifestyle we all love and enjoy. This award is a great honor,” Culbertson said.

A native of Vicksburg, Culbertson has had a lifelong passion for education and the outdoors. He has worked at Tara Wildlife for 16 years and began teaching hunter education in the 1990s while still employed at the local sheriff’s office. Shortly thereafter, he joined the staff of Tara Wildlife on a full-time basis.

This is the 57th year for the conservation awards, which celebrate those whose achievements in natural resource conservation deserve statewide recognition. The awards are presented annually on behalf of MWF members and supporters and its statewide network of affiliated organizations.

More information about Bobby Culbertson can be found at

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