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Becoming a U.S. Park Ranger

Depending on the type of park ranger you want to be depends on the education you obtain. For example, to become a law enforcement park ranger, in most cases you will need to attend a police academy. Additionally, many park ranger jobs require a bachelor’s degree. Read more...

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Park Rangers and Civil Air Control Search for Lost Plane

Park rangers in Gatlinburg are looking for a plane that is believed to have crashed the night of December 26th somewhere in the area of the Great Smoking Mountain National Park. Read more...

The post Park Rangers and Civil Air Control Search for Lost Plane first appeared on Park-Ranger.Org.

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Park Rangers to Lose Law Enforcement Credentials with New DNR Plan

In an announcement that was made at the end of November, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will unfold a reorganization plan that will remove the law enforcement privileges of park rangers. Under the new plan, the rangers will forfeit their power to arrest and carry a firearm. Read more.…

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Park Rangers and Game Wardens Crack Bison Case in Grand Teton National Park

Over a year ago, two hunters at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming spotted a peculiar scene on a nearby road. Found in the road was a large pile of intestines from a large animal, such as a bison, with tracks leading from the road to the park. Read more...

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Louisville Man Accused of Impersonating a Park Ranger and Shooting Arrows at Park Guests


Recently, Brian Elliot, 37, was accused of confronting visitors at a local park with a bow and arrow, all while pretending to be a Park Ranger. Elliot is being charged with menacing and impersonating a park ranger.

One of those confronted by Elliot was Meghan Simpson, who stated that he ke…

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