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Behind the Badge

Young hunters duck hunting at sunrise

Stories from the Old-Timer

Sometimes the experience of mentoring a new hunter can rival the experience of hunting itself and create cherished memories, as Warden Tim Phalen illustrates in this Stories from the Old-Timer.

Poached deer

Deer Poaching - Request for Information

Game and Fish officials are looking for information in connection to a deer poaching case at the Cass County wildlife club gun range near Casselton. One young button buck was shot and left on the gun range west of Casselton. The deer was most likely shot in the evening of October 15 or early morning of October 16, 2021.  

Sunset over the badlands

A Day in the Life of...

For many, each day on the job is fairly routine and predictable. Not so for game wardens, as Warden Keenan Snyder shows in this post, “A Day in the Life of…”

Poached moose

Moose Poaching - Request for Info

Game and Fish officials are looking for information in connection to a moose poaching case near Tolley. A cow moose was shot and left in a field likely between 10 p.m. on October 1, 2021 and 7 a.m. on October 2, 2021.

Full Circle written on a road sign

Full Circle

District Game Warden Jerad Bluem began his career with the Department in 2009. Now he is helping train the next generation of wardens. 

Duck decoys in water

Lessons Not Learned

While the majority of violations wardens deal with are wildlife related, as licensed peace officers they sometimes must address violations outside of their typical purview.