Trolling for wardens
THE ISSUE: Fish and wildlife agencies across the country say
they are having difficulty recruiting and retaining wardens due to
low pay and the dangers of the job.
: Besides enforcing hunting and fishing regulations,
wildlife wardens respond to calls about injured or nuisance
wildlife, protect and educate the public about the environment, and
in some states are among the first responders to hurricanes or
other natural disasters.
WHAT'S BEING DONE
: Officials in some states are pushing for
salary increases so wardens get paid as much as police officers.