As mentioned by Sheridan Media News yesterday, the Sheridan area has a new warden working for the Game and Fish.
His name is Rob Hipp, and he hails from southeast Iowa, where he grew up fishing and hunting pheasants and deer. One of the more interesting facts about his hunting habits is that he hunts white tails with a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum handgun.
Years back, Hipp landed a job in Wyoming at the Diamond G Ranch near Dubois. He fell in love with the state and enrolled at the University of Wyoming so he could stay around. Hipp got his degree in wildlife management and is headed to the Law Enforcement Academy in January. Afterward, he'll be on the front lines making sure the laws of the land are enforced.
Hipp is slated to become a permanent fixture around Lake DeSmet and Keyhole Reservoir, though his domain is technically all around Sheridan. He'll also be working on damage control and prevention, data collection, wildlife management, and assisting wildlife biologists.