SHERIDAN - Warren Mischke, the information and education specialist in Sheridan, recently retired after more than 35 years of service with the Game and Fish Department.
Mischke started his Game and Fish career as a temporary fish culturist at Wigwam Rearing Station near Ten Sleep. He was promoted to a permanent fish culturist at the Auburn Hatchery in Star Valley in 1978 and to assistant superintendent at Como Bluff near Rock River in 1983. He transferred to the Ranch A Hatchery near Beulah in August 1988 and was promoted to his current position in January 1995.
“Warren was the ultimate ambassador for the Department in northern Wyoming,” said Joe Gilbert, wildlife supervisor in Sheridan. “He knew hundreds of our customers and their children by name and did a wonderful job of disseminating information and carrying our conservation message to the people of Wyoming. “
Gilbert said Mischke was very well thought of in the Sheridan area. “Wherever Warren went people recognized him by sight or the sound of his voice, they would stop him and say "Hey I heard you on the radio or saw you on TV," Gilbert said.
Mischke is a Crofton, Neb. native graduating from Crofton High in 1966. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. and a master's in science education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He previously served as a science teacher, outdoor education program leader and coach in Omaha.
Mischke, 64, is a member of the Great Plains Fishery Workers Association, the Wyoming Biologists Association and The Wildlife Society.
He and his wife, Patricia, have three grown children: Jake, Mike and Sadie.
(Contact: Al Langston (307) 777-4540)