After a dozen years as a Montana game warden, Mike Herman is determined to keep one foot in the field, even if his other foot is behind a desk in Glasgow.
Herman, 39, is the new Region 6 warden captain for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He was promoted in July after working for six years as a warden in Harlowton, another stint as the Fort Peck warden, and most recently as Region 6 sergeant. As captain, Herman oversees the region's law enforcement program and six field wardens stationed in Havre, Chinook, Malta, Glasgow, Plentywood and Fort Peck.
"There's a lot of administration to the job, but I try to get out in the field as much as I can," said Herman, who grew up in Omaha, Neb., and worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service after graduating from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and before joining FWP. Herman, his wife and their four children live in Glasgow, where he coaches youth sports.