Game wardens

Lauding the work of N.D. game wardens

Many people are a little surprised and often enlightened when they visit with a North Dakota game warden and learn more about the people behind the badge. A hunter may not realize the time and resources spent in service training and administrative/safety requirements. Anglers know wardens are checking for over limits and license compliance, but the most citations are issued…

In Pennsylvania, law-enforcement officers now ‘state game wardens’

For the first time in its 122-year history, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will call its law-enforcement officers “state game wardens.” The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. “The job titles previously used to describe our field officers – game protector and wildlife conservation officer – didn’t fully identify their unique and diverse responsibilities,” Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans…

Taking a closer look at Rep. Jarchow’s reason for drafting AB-411, and Robert Stietz’s 2012 Lafayette County case

Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, is trying to get his bill, AB-411 – a bill that would further limit DNR game warden entry to private land – through the legislature. Jarchow has partially based “the need” for a new law such as that contained in AB-411, on a November 2012 incident in Lafayette County. In that incident, Robert Stietz, now 68,…

Bill would restrict Wisconsin wardens on private property

MADISON, Wis. — Two Wisconsin lawmakers urged a committee this week to restrict the authority of conservation wardens who enter private property, a proposal stemming from the conviction of a farmer who got into a wrestling match with wardens he said he thought were trespassing. The state Supreme Court ruled that Robert Stietz deserves a new trial in his 2012…