Did You Know…
By angelamontana

Posted: December 27, 2018

There is a lot of interesting information in the 2017 MT FWP Law Enforcement Division’s Annual Report.  Before the 2018 report comes out soon, take a look at the 2017 version.

Here are a few highlights:

TOP TEN CITATIONS BY LOCATION
Private Property……………………………………………………………………………………….922
US Forest Service …………………………………………………………………………………….358
Lake……………………………………………………………………………………………………………221
Fishing Access Site …………………………………………………………………………………..198
River…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..184
State Park …………………………………………………………………………………………………..131
Block Management Area………………………………………………………………………….130
Other………………………………………………………………………………………………………….128
Check Station …………………………………………………………………………………………….118
DNRC State Lands ……………………………………………………………………………………1044

FWP WARDEN EFFORTS
Hunting Violations Investigated:……………………………………………….. 1,284
Trapping Violations Investigated: …………………………………………………..65
Wildlife Investigations:…………………………………………………………………..778
Urban Wildlife Calls:…………………………………………………………………….1,836
Wildlife Management Area Investigations: …………………………………….41

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME
A GAME WARDEN
* Bachelors degree
* Extensive background investigation
* Medical evaluation
* Psychological evaluation
* Graduation from Montana Law Enforcement Academy
* Completion of Field Training and Evaluation Program
* 1 Full year of probation after hire

Click HERE to read the full 2017 report to see FWP’s accomplishments over 2017 and learn about the new wardens brought on board during that year and other information regarding enforcing the law.