Conservation Wardens

"Saving the Animals that Save Us" by Maximus Henkel 3rd Hour

Basic Information About Conservation Wardens

  • Enforce hunting and fishing laws
  • Often wear a uniform
  • Monitor animal populations
  • Interact with hunters, fishers, and staff
  • Only 1% of job growth in the next five years
  • Must be at least 21
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • May need to pass physical fitness and psychological examinations
  • May need to be certified
  • Work can be dangerous

Pros and Cons of being a Conservation Warden

Three pros of this career:

  • Working outside - it's a pro because I love the outdoors and breathing fresh air, also you will see many animals that you will never see working in a office.
  • Teach different classes about the outdoors or other classes - this is a pro because I think it's great to teach people how important animals are and how to hunt or fish them the right way.
  • Interact with hunters and fishers - this is a great pro because I think that I could hear different stories from hunters and fishers, also I could see what amazing animals that the hunters and fishers got.
Three cons of this career:

  • The salary is $31,470-$69,570 for Wisconsin - I feel that this is a con because the work is dangerous and that they work alone. I don't want to get hurt but then wait until someone comes and finds me.
  • The work is dangerous - I don't like this because I don't want to get shot by someone or I don't want to have to kill a animal because it's hurting or killing me.
  • Working on holidays and weekends - I don't like this because I would like to have some free time over the weekends but I would really like to have time with family on holidays.

What you need to Succeed

What you need in high school and college to succeed:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Degree is in natural resources management or criminal science
  • Programs in natural resource conservation
  • Letters of recommendation for colleges
  • Around average grades and test scores
  • Don't have any felony convictions

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Web site:

Address: 1725 State Street, La Crosse, WI

Pros of going to school here:

  • Cost of room and board
  • Close to family
  • Sports
Cons of going to school here:

  • More females than males
  • Cold temperatures
  • DIV 3 sports

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Web site:

Address: 2100 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI

Pros of going to school here:

  • Close to home
  • Sports
  • Lots of hands on work in class
Cons of going to school here:

  • Cold temperatures
  • DIV 3 sports
  • The school always ties to get you involved in many different things

Clemson University

Web site:

Address: 105 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC

Pros of going to school here:

  • Sports
  • Warm temperatures
  • Ranked 25th for forestry and forest science in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs
Cons of going to school here:

  • Far from home
  • Cost lots of money
  • May need to take summer school

Professional Organizations for a Conversation Warden

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:

Web site:

Address: 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI

Call: 1-888-936-7463 from 7 a.m - 10 p.m

Job Advertisement

Do you love protecting animals or do you love being in the woods all day. Well if you do then a Conversation Warden is for you because it does that but even more. A Conversation Warden has many duties in the woods and out of them, because they might have to teach a class about gun safety or they may be in a office filling out paper work. They spend the least about of time in the office though. They work in the woods to protect animals, monitor animal populations, and enforce hunting and fishing laws. They work over 40 hours a week and they work weekends, nights, and even holidays. They will interact with many different hunters, fishers, and staff. You need to be at least 21 and have a valid drivers license. Does this job fit you? If it does then you need to call 1-999-420-54313. This is the best job you could ever ask for.

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