September 19, 2009
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources
Division selected Colonel Jack Bradford, ret. U.S. Army - Fort
Gordon, as the 2008 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.
State of Georgia is fortunate to have such a dedicated hunter
education instructor as Col. Bradford who is a proven asset to the
department through his commendable efforts,” says Lt. Judd Smith,
Wildlife Resources Division conservation ranger.
For more than 16 years, Bradford has served in this important
educational capacity, teaching hundreds of youth and adults the
importance of safe hunting. He regularly trains volunteers,
schedules courses and assigns instruction blocks, ensuring that
proper class preparation is followed. He primarily serves the
Augusta-Richmond County area, but is well-known throughout the
Dedicated to youth and adult hunters, Bradford also volunteers as a
range instructor at the Fort Gordon Sportsmen’s Complex. In
addition, he also supports and assists the Medical College of
Georgia, Children’s Medical Center, the Boy and Cub Scouts of
America in the Augusta area and the WEE CAN SKI program, which
allows children with special needs to experience water skiing on
Clarks Hill Lake.