LDWF seeking Wildlife Enforcement cadets

Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 10:36 am

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for new enforcement agents to help preserve the Sportsman’s Paradise. LDWF spokesperson Adam Einck says applications will be accepted for until November 24th and they hope to hire 24 cadets interested in making the outdoors their next office.

“During the summer and spring you are looking at mostly going on patrols looking for fishermen that may be breaking the rules, and during the fall and the winter it turns into more of the outdoors in the woods looking for night hunters,” says Einck.

Qualified cadets must have at least four years of military experience, a two-year degree from a technical college, or 60 semester hours from a university.

If accepted cadets will start their six-month training program in March. Einck says it’s not an easy program, and cadets will need to be mentally and physically fit.

“Monday through Friday you are going to be learning all of the game and fish laws, and you’re going to be doing a lot of physical training, running, pushups, pull-ups, those kinds of things,” says Einck

Einck says you don’t have to be an outdoorsman to apply, but they’d definitely prefer applicants have a love for the wilderness and a desire to protect it for future generations.

“It’s an important job having our guys out in the field, in the boat, checking on hunters, checking on fishermen to make sure that everybody is following the correct rules,” says Einck. “It goes a long way,”

You can apply at the Department of Civil Service’s website.

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