Joshua C Hobbs
Coordinating Wildlife Biologist – Petroleum, Fergus, Garfield and Musselshell Counties
Josh grew up on the family farm in North Central Kansas chasing Mulies, Whitetails, wild roosters, quail and turkeys after the NWTF helped get them reintroduced in the 80’s. The NWTF is the group who forged Josh’s desire to improve habitat and wildlife diversity. Growing up he read every Fur Fish and game magazine then reread every Lew and Charlie adventure until the pages where wore out. From then on it was a dream to move to the NW. It took a long time to realize that dream, as at graduation from Oklahoma Panhandle State University he was offered a position as Visiting Instructor at the college teaching Biology I & II, Intro to Wildlife Biology and associated labs. In Oklahoma he helped start a Quail Unlimited chapter and became heavily involved in the National Wild Turkey Federation which led him to serve several years at the Vice President of the Kansas State National Wild Turkey Federation. He also became involved with conservation through the State Association of Kansas Watersheds and served for 8 years and as the Treasurer of the board of directors. Josh finally realized if one is going to realize a dream, one must just do it or die wishing he had. Josh is excited about the opportunity to continue learning, introducing habitat and generally giving back a portion of what we as humans take each year. If you see Josh on his days off you will probably see him chasing birds with his herd of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Fishing, camping, hiking, big game hunting or reading. Or dreaming about it!