DNR Warden Blotter | Sports & Recreation
The Wisconsin DNR provided the following summaries of recent activities by conservation wardens:
Warden Phil Dorn of Cumberland along with recruit Warden Lynna Gurnoe spoke with high school students in Barron about the conservation warden career. The group had several questions and showed a great deal of interest in the career.
Warden Dorn attended the Barron County Safety Fair at Tainter Elementary School in Rice Lake. This event is sponsored by the Rice Lake Police Department and the Barron County Sheriff’s department to promote safety to grade school age kids. Dorn set up the laser shot system and presented kids with several scenarios during a virtual hunt to stress firearms safety. The event draws more than 200 kids.
Wardens Hagen and Gurnoe followed up on a Hotline complaint for illegal garbage and tire burning. Wardens arrived on scene and spoke with the DNR Fire Ranger. The fire left the fire ring and burnt the area around the house and just narrowly missed becoming a wild land fire. The suspect will be issued citations and charged with the suppression cost.
Wardens Dave Swanson of Minong and Lance Burns of Gordon had the 5th grade class from Northwood’s School come to the Minong Ranger Station to stock trout in the youth fishing pond. Students were educated on trout and a drawing was held for fishing gear prizes.
Wardens Swanson and Martin, along with other Spooner Team wardens, assisted with boating safety and PR at Triathlon on St. Croix River near Grantsburg.
Warden Heisler assisted DNR Forest Rangers and Sawyer County Lands personnel with the 5th grade tree-planting day in the county forest. After planting and lunch, Heisler gave a talk to the kids on warden work.