Game Commission plans open houses

The northcentral region office of the state Game Commission will hold two open house in coming weeks to educate people who may be interested in training to become deputy wildlife conservation officers.

Open houses will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Ski Sawmill Family Resort, 383 Oregon Hill Road, Morris, and at the same time on Sept. 6 at the Fox Township Sportsman’s Club, 203 Ridge Road, Kersey.

“Deputy wildlife conservation officers work with our full-time wildlife conservation officers to provide law enforcement, nuisance wildlife control, and educational services to the hunting and general public,” said Barry Zaffuto, office director. “While becoming a deputy is a big commitment, the position can be very rewarding.”

Wildlife conservation officers and region deputies will be on hand to explain the application process, basic requirements, qualifications and duties.

Interested applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have graduated high school or have a GED equivalency diploma and should have a good understanding of activities related to hunting and trapping.

For more information, call the office at 570-398-4744.