Jul 20, 2022
IWC IWC President Jeff Whipple, Officer Hoyt Brock, and Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Colonel Thomas Barnard

Blairsville, Georgia (June 28, 2022) -- International Wildlife Crimestoppers, Inc. is comprised of game wardens and conservation officers across the country and Canada, focused on the war against poaching. IWC is proud to be able to honor a game warden that has made a distinct difference in people's lives and for conserving our natural resources.

IWC established the IWC Game Warden of the Year Award to recognize the accomplishments and deeds of individual Game Wardens across the United States and Canada.

After receiving outstanding nominations, Game Warden First Class Brock Hoyt of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division was chosen as the 2022 IWC Game Warden of the year. Officer Hoyt was nominated by Sergeant Eric Brown for Hoyt’s attention to detail, his community involvement in a large metro area, and his excellence in conservation law enforcement. Most notable is his ongoing investigation of a large-scale poaching ring that consists of 20 hunters in multiple counties.

As part of Officer Hoyt’s award, IWC and Guidefitter have teamed up and given him $1,000 for the exclusive purchase of outdoor gear with Guidefitter.

Guidefitter is proud to be a continual sponsor of the IWC and thanks all game wardens for your efforts and dedication to stopping poaching.

As the industry's leading online network for outdoor professionals, Guidefitter is the best place for outdoor government employees to get discounts on hunting and fishing gear including clothing, optics, backpacks, and more. Our discounts are not limited solely to wardens and conservation officers, so please feel free to invite other colleagues as well through our Invite and Insider competition and spread the word. For additional information on what programs Guidefitter currently offers, please visit

To take advantage of your Outdoor Government Insider discounts, simply click this link to visit Guidefitter to get started. If you have any questions about Guidefitter, please feel free to reach out to our customer support team at any time by calling 512-215-4530 or by emailing and we would be happy to help.

On behalf of the entire Guidefitter team, thank you again for all that you do for our industry.

Candice Henderson,

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