RALEIGH, N.C. (Dec. 11, 2015) – Master Officer Kenneth Ashe of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission was named a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed upon a state employee. He, along with 12 others, received the honor at an awards banquet at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh in November.
Ashe, who received the award for public service, was recognized for his work providing hunting opportunities to special-needs children and disabled veterans.
He began planning hunting trips for children with special needs in 2012, working with local hunters, landowners, county commissioners, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Emergency Medical Services personnel and volunteers to help with the hunts. He secured donations for special equipment, such as track chairs and a motorized mobility system for quadriplegics, to make the hunt more accessible and, ultimately, more successful for participants. During the first hunt, two