A 27-year-veteran game warden is the new top warden for the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.
David LeCours had served as second in command of the state’s wardens since 2005.
He had been acting chief since November when Game Warden Col. Robert Rooks retired.
The state’s 39 wardens are trained and qualified to enforce all Vermont laws.
But LeCours says wardens’ outdoor training and skill sets them apart from other law enforcement officers.
Wardens’ primary role is to ensure that people buy hunting and fishing licenses and ensure hunting and fishing regulations.