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ENFORCEMENTServingasawardenduringGLIFWCsforma-tiveyearsMaynardR.PlugWhitebirdaBadRivertribalmemberwalkedonAugust122014.MaynardjoinedGLIFWCsEnforcementDivisionin1984andservedasChiefWardenfrom1986through1988.Heencounteredmuchoftheviolentprotestsatspringspearfishinglandingsthatcharacterizedthoseyears.GLIFWCenforcementandbiologicalstaffmonitoredopenspearfishinglandingsnightlyandhadthesometimesdifficulttaskofdevelopingrela-tionshipswithlocalenforcementagenciesmanywhoopposedtreatyrights.Hehelpedlayimportantfoundations.Ina2004interviewwithGLIFWCInternBrooksBauerMaynardsharedhismemoriesofthoseyears.AshortsegmentfromthatinterviewfollowsThebiggestthingwasourfishingseason.Spear-ingwasnotrealpopular...Itwasntfunitwasscaryveryintense.ButIhavetogiveourtribalmemberscredittheyhadalotgutsforstillgoingoutthereeventhoughtheywerebeingthreatenedandIhavetogivethemalotofcreditforactuallyexercisingtheirrightswhentherewasarealchanceofgettingseriouslyhurt.Itwasgrowingpainsandgrowingexperience.ItwasnewtothepeopleofWisconsinandeverybodywasknockingonourdoorasfarasourreservationandallofsuddenweareintheirbackdoor.TherewasalotofcontroversyalotofthingstodealwithIguess.Wemetwithsomeofthecountiesandeventhoughtheysaidtheywouldntsupportustheysaidtheyweregoingtoenforcethelawandallowustoprotectourpeoplewhentheyareoutfishing.Theyrealizedtheyhadaresponsibilityeventhoughtheydidnotlikeit.TheDNRwouldnegotiatewithyouandturnaroundandlietotheirpeopleandthepaper.SoitmadeitrealdifficultforourpeopletoexerciseourrightsinthecededterritoryIwasrealhappyattheprofessionalismofthepeoplethatworkedformeatthetimeandthepeoplethatsupportedthetreatyrightsandthepeopleforexerciseingourtreatyrights.Ittookrealcourage.MaynardwasbornApril91952inMilwaukeetheoldestsonofMaynardE.andJoyceMadayWhitebird.HegraduatedfromAshlandHighSchoolin1970.HebeganhisenforcementcareerwithAshlandCountySheriffsDepartmentpriortojoiningGLIFWCsstaff.FollowinghisyearswithGLIFWCheworkedfortheBadRiverHousingAuthority.MaynardwasmarriedtoJudyDunlapBrownfrom1972-1989.HehadtwodaughtersMarcyWhitebirdMichaelFlandersandBetsyChrisFauerbach.HemovedtoMadisonin2007tobeclosetohisdaughtersandgrandsonHenryFauerbach.MaynardslifewascelebratedattheBadRiverCommunityCenterinOdanahonAugust22withanothercelebrationslatedlaterintheMadisonarea.OneofGLIFWCsoriginalwardenswalksonGLIFWCwardengetshighscoreatDuckSchoolTheWis-consinWater-fowlAssocia-tionWWArecentlyrecog-nizedGLIFWCWardenJordanMcKellipsforattainingthehighestscoreontheDuckSchoolfinalexamination.DuckSchoolisactuallytheWisconsinDepartmentofNaturalResourcesfallWaterfowlEnforcementTrainingafive-dayintensivesessiononwater-fowlregulationsandidentificationfornewrecruits.AshighscorerMcKellipsreceivedahardcoversetofDucksGeeseSwansofNorthAmericafromWWA.GLIFWCrecruitDanielPerraultalsoattendedthetrainingwhichtookplaceinLaCrosseWisconsin.Ondutyduringthecontroversialspearshingseasoninthelate1980sMaynardWhitebirdservedasaGLIFWCwardenandalsoaschiefwarden.AboveheisseenonthelefttalkingwithamemberoftheAshlandCountySheriffsDepartment.staffphotoTheU.S.DepartmentofJusticerecentlyawardedGLIFWCsEnforcementDivisiona301000CommunityOrientedPolicingSystemsCOPSgrant.ThegrantgivesthedivisionaboostinprovidingtrainingequipmentofficersafetysuppliesandbasicissueitemsforGLIFWCsconservationofficers.TrainingsessionsinthegrantincluderuraldruggangTaserhumantrack-ingfirearmssimunitionsandemergencyvehicleoperatortraining.TwonewtrucksonesnowmobilethreeATVsandtwoboatmotorandtrailerunitsarealsocoveredinthegrant.TasersmarinesurvivalsuitsandnightvisionequipmentareamongsupplyitemstobeacquiredwiththeCOPSfundsalongwiththereplacementofseveralradiosandbasicsupplies.GLIFWCsEnforcementDivisionhasbenefittedfromanumberofCOPSgrantsovertheyearsstatesGLIFWCChiefWardenFredMaulsonandthosedollarshavecontributedsignificantlytowardssafetyforourofficersaswellasprovidingthetrainingnecessarytoservenotonlyourmembertribesbutalsothegreatercommunity.GLIFWCofficersroutinelyenforceoff-reservationtreatyseasonsandalsohaveworkedwithlocallawenforcementonnumerousoccasionsinclud-ingdrugbustsicerescuemissionsandcommunityoutreachprograms.SEGLIFWCEnforcementgetsboostfromCOPSgrantBySueEricksonStaffWriterReminderRememberMazinaiganonlycomesoutthreetimesayearnow.OurnextissuewillbeinearlyMay2015.WewishyouallawonderfulholidayseasonandagreatnewyearMoleLakeReservationWis.ForthefifthconsecutiveyeartheTrapperEducationcourseatMoleLakebroughttogethertribalmembersandnon-mem-berstolearnaboutfurbearerspeciestrappingtechniquesandhandlingoffur.Studentslearnedmanyhands-onskillsthatwillaidintheirfuturetrappingendeavors.StudentswalkedaquartermilestretchofSwampCreekinchestwadersasinstructorspointedoutavarietyofwatersetsusedfortrappingmuskratandraccoon.Laterstudentspracticedmakingtheirowndirtholesetsacommontypeofdrylandsetutilizedprimarilyfortrappingfoxandcoyote.Ademonstrationoffleshingoutandstretchingaraccoonhidetaughtstudentshowtocareforandhandlefuraftertrappingananimal.Throughoutthecoursetheinstruc-torsstressedtheimportanceofethicalandresponsibletrapping.Theleadinst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