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Mark Gocke. Photo by Wyoming Game & Fish Department.
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Bison. Photo by Mark Gocke.
Bison
Bison grazing in Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Mark Gocke, WGFD.

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G&Fís Mark Gocke honored
For his public relations and photography skills
by Wyoming Game & Fish
October 13, 2008

Mark Gocke, the Wyoming Game and Fish Departmentís information and education representative in Jackson and Pinedale, has been honored as the departmentís 2007 Services Division Employee of the Year.

Gocke started his Game and Fish career as a habitat extension biologist in Wheatland in 1991 and also served in that position in Sheridan before being promoted to his current post in 1995.

"Mark has established himself as a trusted and reliable spokesman for the department on issues ranging from brucellosis and elk feedgrounds to grizzly bears, wolves, energy development and a variety of other sensitive subjects," said Bob Lanka, regional information and education supervisor.

Gocke is a York, Neb. native and a 1985 York High graduate. He earned a bachelorís degree in wildlife management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990, where he served as the publicity co-chairman for the UNL Wildlife Club and earned an Alumni Award. He served as a biological aid for the Soil Conservation Service and a conservation technician for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission before moving to Wyoming.

Gocke was also cited for his photography expertise in receiving the award. Since 2004, he has won numerous awards from the Association ofConservation Information for his photography. He also practices that craft for his own photography business. His scenic and wildlife images regularly appear in regional publications.

Gocke and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Jonah, 12, and Emilie, 10, plus a black Labrador.



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    January 2008 photo of elk at the Patrol Cabin feedground in the Gros Ventre drainage northeast of Jackson. Photo by Mark Gocke, WGFD.

    Kid's Fishing Day. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.
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    Blake Lewis, of Jackson, proudly holds up a trophy class cutthroat trout he pulled from Sleeping Indian Pond at the Jackson National Fish Hatchery during a Kids Fishing Day event. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Moose Collaring. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.
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    Members of a wildlife capture crew, Will Loeper and Josh Taylor, fit a hobbled cow moose with a GPS collar and record data while University of Wyoming graduate student, Scott Becker, and veterinarian Jeanne Ross view an ultrasound image to determine the animal's rump fat. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Thai Me Up. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.
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    A young moose looks over its shoulder at the entrance of "Thai Me Up" restaurant in downtown Jackson. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Safety around Moose. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.
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    Wyoming Game and Fish Department Habitat Biologist, Steve Kilpatrick visits with a Jackson resident about moose safety as a moose browses on nearby cottonwood saplings. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Cougar under truck in garage. Photo by Gocke-WGFD.
    Cougar under truck in garage
    An adult female mountain lion peers out from under a pickup truck at a residence near Hoback Junction in February 2008. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Sorting Elk Calves. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.
    Sorting Elk Calves
    Brucellosis-Feedground-Habitat Biologists, John Henningsen and Eric Maichak, sort elk calves at the South Park Feedground in February 2008. The calves were to sent to Thorne/Williams Wildlife Research Center near Laramie for Yersinia research. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Stocking LaBarge Creek. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.
    Stocking LaBarge Creek
    Greg Anderson, Assistant Superintendent at the Daniel Fish Hatchery, dumps a load of fingerling Colorado River cutthroat trout in the bucket of Joseph Cocco, Pinedale Fisheries Technician, that were stocked in LaBarge Creek during the summer of 2007. Photo by Mark Gocke-WGFD.

    Harlequin Ducks . Photo by Mark Gocke, WGFD.
    Harlequin Ducks
    A pair of harlequin ducks rest at a gravel bar in Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Mark Gocke, WGFD
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