KDWP appoints new game warden to area PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 February 2010 11:32

By LARRY PHILLIPS

• Daily Leader

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks has appointed a new game warden to the Southwest Kansas area. He will have responsibilities in Seward, Meade and Haskell counties.

Casey Gamble is the new natural resource officer, as game wardens are now classified. He has replaced officer Troy Hurlbut, who has been transferred to the Russell area in eastern Kansas.

Gamble is not unfamiliar with western Kansas, and he also admitted he is a dedicated outdoorsman.

“I’m from a small town west of Hutchinson,” Gamble said. “My father taught me to hunt when I was a young child, and it has stuck with me and become a very important part of my life today.”

Hunting is not the only outdoor activity Gamble enjoys.

“During the warmer seasons, I spent my time on the banks of a small pond at the edge of town happy to catch whatever was biting that day,” he said.

Gamble graduated from Emporia State University with a BS in environmental biology, and he also played football there.

“As much as I love being in the outdoors, I knew there were only two careers that I would be happy with,” Gamble said. “Since it’s harder to become a professional hunter than a professional athelete, I set my heart on becoming a game warden, or natural resource officer as is the new terminology.”

Gamble’s contact information is: P.O. Box 951, Meade, KS 67864, and his phone number is (620) 873-5328.

“I encourage every sportsman or sportswoman to program my number into their phones to report wildlife violations as soon as possible,” he said. “If there is no answer, please contact the local sheriff’s department.

“I’m looking forward to serving the people of Southwest Kansas – and all its visitors – to the best of my ability,” Gamble added.

 
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Facebook

About The High Plains Daily Leader

The High Plains Daily Leader and Southwest Daily Times are published Sunday through Friday and reaches homes throughout the Liberal, Kansas retail trade zone. The Leader & Times is the official newspaper of Seward County, USD No. 480, USD No. 483 and the cities of Liberal and Kismet.  The Leader & Times is a member of the Liberal Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Press Association, the National Newspaper Association and the Associated Press.

For more, contact us.

Subscribe

Get the Daily Leader delivered to your home for $101.45 per year in Liberal, or $140 outside Liberal. Call 620-626-0840 for a subscription today. You can receive the print edition or an electronic edition! To subscribe today, email circulation@hpleader.com.

RocketTheme Joomla Templates