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Duties of Division Troopers
The primary responsibility of the Fish and Wildlife Division is enforcement of fish, wildlife, and commercial fishing laws and protection of natural resources.  The members of the Fish and Wildlife Division also enforce traffic, criminal, boating, livestock and environmental protection laws in addition to responding to emergency situations.

Fish and Wildlife Division Patrol
Patrol is a vital part of the Fish and Wildlife trooper's work.  In addition to the protection of people and property, the purpose of patrol is to detect and apprehend violators, to deter those who may be inclined to violate natural resource laws, and to be alert for any adverse or detrimental occurrences that may affect the environment.
 
Regular patrol is done solo, one trooper per patrol unit.  Patrols with some degree of risk, such as boat patrols, all-terrain vehicles (ATV), snowmobile, or horse patrols in wilderness areas, are normally done by two troopers.  Specific cases or types of patrol may be done with partner agency personnel.