By: Joanne M. Haas/WDNR Bureau of Law Enforcement
Happy Thanksgiving! Your WDNR Bureau of Law Enforcement Conservation Wardens send to you these fun photos as their special greetings and wishes for an enjoyable -- and always safe! -- holiday.
The recruit warden class, still in heavy-duty studies at the DNR Law Enforcement Academy, took a book break and choreographed not one -- but two! -- holiday greetings.
First up is the team's 'Be Thankful' floor grin formation. Popular choice!
WDNR K9s are not into sitting around -- and that includes for a photo. You have to have a plan if a photo is THE plan. Warden Ben Mott and Warden Heather Gottschalk had one.
Here are the photos: Going Up! Coming Down! and Down!
K9 Grizzly, at 11 is the oldest of the wardens' dogs and works with owner Warden Ben, and K9 Bridger, at 18 months is the youngest and is being trained by owner Warden Heather. Grizzly, a toller, and Bridger, a lab, were into wearing their greeting cards, even though Bridger was sure there must have been some meat on it. But sitting? Not so much.
So, Warden Ben tossed a favorite toy into the air to give these retrievers something to focus on just long enough to sit still.
And, upon landing, off the truck the dogs went. Clear!
Warden Josh Litvinoff, who serves you as a member of the Wisconsin River Warden Team, scaled to the top of the beautiful Rib Mountain State Park with his greeting card. Way to go, Josh!
Warden Paul Hartrick found a great spot to send his holiday greetings to his Oconto County service territory -- the WDNR Oconto Falls Ranger Station!
It was a statewide view for Warden Pearl & Capt. April for their Thanksgiving wishes. They wish success & safety for all Wisconsin hunters this 9-day, gun-deer season. Stay safe out there!
Nice calming sentiments sent with a big smile from WDNR Warden Mark Little. Mark is on the Recreation Warden Team.
Team Brooks: Pump you up for Thanksgiving!
Deputy Chief Warden Karl Brooks and Field Warden Alex Brooks are into Thanksgiving. This father-son duo show teamwork is a Thanksgiving theme. That's the way to show Thanksgiving's strength! (Now, sprint to that pie table.)
Out on patrol, Lt. John Sinclair turned to his laptop to send his holiday greetings to Dodge County. The lieutenant is out there...
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