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Stahlecker receives Agency Partner Certificate of Merit for life-saving effort

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Conservation Officer Trevor Stahlecker was honored Feb. 15 for his role in a life-saving effort last fall at Pawnee State Recreation Area. Stahlecker received an Agency Partner Certificate of Merit from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner also presented a Life Saving Award to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Meyer. On Sept. 21, 2021, Stahlecker and Meyer responded to an abandoned 911 call from the recreation area northwest of Lincoln. The …

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Conservation officer featured in April’s Conservation Career Chat

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on April 21 in its series of virtual Conservation Career Chats. Conservation Officer Travis Shepler will be featured. Shepler will discuss the challenges he has faced in the field, how he got started in this career, and advice for anyone interested in being an officer. During the chat, the public will be encouraged to ask questions relating to the career field. The series is held via Zoom on the third …

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Cut From a Different Cloth

In the 1800’s, the scene in America was somewhat lawless once you traveled west of the Mississippi.  America was trying to save its natural resources, which were being over exploited at an alarming rate, but had little might in which to do so.  Wildlife were in peril and they didn’t have many friends watching out for them! The idea of a game warden is not new to America.   In midieval times, Kings would often employ wardens to protect the King’s …

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A Very Cool Job: Nebraska Conservation Officer

A nice package of benefits. A plan for pay advancement. Flexibility with your work schedule. Working outdoors, especially with fish, wildlife, parks and water sports. Sound good? These are all positive facets of being a Nebraska conservation officer or what some still refer to as a “game warden.” And, guess what? Game and Parks is looking to fill up to six conservation officer positions around the state. Interested? You will have until Aug. 26, 2019 to apply. Truly, there are …

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