Jim McDonough Award

Whitetailed Deer

Image Credit: Bill Thompson, USFWS

The Jim McDonough Award was established through his generosity and long-time support for professional excellence in wildlife management. Jim is noted for his many years of research on cottontail rabbits and white-tailed deer in Massachusetts. He has been a leader in the Northeast Section and New England Chapter for many years.

The award is presented to a TWS member who is also a Certified Wildlife Biologist and a member of the section and chapter where the the individual resides. The recipient is recognized for making a significant contribution to the wildlife profession by being an active member/participant of The Wildlife Society, especially at local levels and through program implementation and development of new techniques or approaches in an area or in a state or province. Additionally, the recipient is the kind of person recognized by his/her fellow workers as a solid contributor and a “true professional,” but who has gone without major awards, citations, or prominent recognitions.

The recipient receives a plaque and a monetary award at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference.

Award Nomination Process and Criteria

To nominate an individual for consideration, click here to learn about the criteria and the nomination process. Nomination forms must be submitted by May 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Jim McDonough Award

2016
Reggie Thackston

2015
John P. Loegering

2014
Merlin W. Shoesmith

2013
Adrian Wydeven

2012
Thomas E. Moorman

2011
Bob Lanka

2010
John J. Moriarty

2009
John F. Olson<

2008
Eileen Dowd Stukel

2007
John R. Morgart

2006
Stephen Capel

2005
John Cornelius

2004
Selma N. Glasscock

2003
Allan R. Woodward

2002
Joel Glover

2001
David J. Freddy

2000
Thomas J. Ryder

1999
Curtis R. Hopkins

1998
George Mattfeld<

1997
D. Breck Carmichael, Jr.

1996
Edward J. Hackett

1995
Robert D. Wood

1993
William E. Berg

1992
David A. Weber

1991
Thomas J. Howard

1990
Robert W. Duncan

1989
Frank Montalbano, III

1988
John Lanier