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New North Gillette game warden

March 31, 2020
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Sheridan - Becca Lutz recently joined the Wyoming Game and Fish Sheridan Region as the North Gillette game warden. 

Lutz, an Indiana native, was inspired to become a warden after watching wildlife television shows as a child that featured wildlife law enforcement officers.
 
“One time Jack Hanna did a special on the game rangers of South Africa and I decided I wanted to conserve wildlife in a similar way,” said Lutz. “So when I was choosing a college to attend, I looked for degrees that offered a field work component.”
 
Lutz attended Colorado State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management. She was able to attain her goal of working in Africa, completing a semester of her degree studies in the east African country of Tanzania. She graduated in fall 2015. 
 
After graduation, she worked in the field of wildland fire for the U.S. Forest Service based in Fort Collins. She also volunteered at a local raptor rehabilitation center that took injured birds from parts of Wyoming. Through this job she heard about the game warden exam being offered in Wyoming. After passing the exam, she was hired by Game and Fish in December 2017, completed the 14-week peace officer training course at the Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas in spring 2018 and was assigned to work in the Laramie Region, primarily at Glendo Reservoir. She was promoted to the Cheyenne Headquarters game warden position in August 2019 and transferred to North Gillette on March 1, 2020. 
 
“I am excited to work in the Sheridan Region, learn from all the other wardens here and work with a different part of our agency,” she said. “I have heard good things about the Gillette area from previous wardens and am excited to serve the residents of northeast Wyoming and hopefully it will help me grow into a well-rounded warden.”

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