MDHA awards Jeff Olson as a 2013 Distinguished Service award recipient

On Feb. 23, at the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association’s 26th Annual State Habitat Banquet at the TimberLake Lodge in Grand Rapids, Minn., Jeff Olson of Oak Grove, was honored as a recipient of this year’s MDHA Distinguished Service Award.

MDH Vice President Denis Quarberg and MDHA President John Erlandson congratulate Jeff Olson with his distinguished service award.

MDH Vice President Denis Quarberg and MDHA President John Erlandson congratulate Jeff Olson with his distinguished service award.

This award is presented annually to individuals who have exhibited outstanding conduct and dedication to MDHA and its mission; working for tomorrow’s wildlife and hunters today through education, habitat and legislation.

Olson was recognized for his tireless work as a chapter steward for the Rum River Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and his exemplary volunteer spirit and activity.

“Jeff’s dedicated volunteerism on behalf of the Rum River Chapter and the MDHA state organization has been a great asset to this organization. He is one of the many jewels within this organization,” said MDHA State President, John Erlandson. “Like most non-profit organizations, MDHA has well over a thousand volunteers statewide who are involved within our 62 chapters. Without them, there is no way that we could accomplish even a small percentage of what gets accomplished. Volunteers are the heartbeat of MDHA. Recognizing the Jeff Olson’s within our organization is just a small way that MDHA can express our gratitude for their generous dedication.”

The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is a non-profit conservation organization.  For more information on about MDHA, visit www.mndeerhunters.com or call 800-450-3337.

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