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Montana in the hunt . . . for game wardens

The Helena (Mont.) Independent Record reports that game wardens' starting salary of $36,670 is among the lowest of law enforcement salaries in the state. Game warden David Lowen is the lone warden in the Helena office, which normally has three. 

Wanted: Montana game wardens. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, especially during hunting season, and be on call 24/7. Job includes confronting armed suspects, investigating boat crashes, searching mountains for poachers, chasing moose through cemeteries and tranquilizing bears and mountain lions.

Must know state, tribal and federal regulations inside and out, as well as have an extensive understanding of sociology, psychology and conflict management resolution. Must be a straight shooter, figuratively and literally, with a college degree.

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David Lowen, currently the lone Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game warden in the Helena office, looks out in the wilderness in Helena, Mont. State game wardens also among the lowest paid law enforcement officers in Montana.

 


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David Lowen, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks game warden, checks on a bear trap up Grizzly Gulch in Helena, Mont., on Sept. 15. Game wardens are among the lowest paid law enforcement officers in Montana.