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Rost, Hecker Named to Game and Fish Advisory Board

Monday, September 17, 2012

Governor Jack Dalrymple has appointed Tom Rost of Devils Lake and Dwight Hecker of Fairfield to the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s advisory board.

The governor appoints eight Game and Fish Department advisors, each representing a multi-county section of the state, to serve as a liaison between the department and public.

Rost, an avid hunter and angler, replaces Tracy Gardner, Devils Lake, in District 3. Hecker, a farmer-rancher, replaces Wayne Gerbig of Amidon in District 8. Gerbig and Gardner’s terms expired on June 30.

“Public input is critical to the effective management of our fish and wildlife resources and this advisory board plays an important role in our on-going commitment to involving landowners, hunters, anglers and other stakeholders in the management process,” Gov. Dalrymple said. “We appreciate the service of Tracy Gardner and Wayne Gerbig and we welcome Tom Rost and Dwight Hecker as new members to the advisory board.”

Four members of the advisory board must be farmers or ranchers and four must be hunters/anglers. Appointments are for a term of four years. No member can serve longer than two terms.

Advisory board members host two public meetings, held each spring and fall, to provide citizens with an opportunity to discuss fish and wildlife issues and ask questions of their district advisors and agency personnel.