Officer Mike Fairbanks/K9 Fennec

CO officer Mike Fairbanks standing next to his dog Fennec

Fennec is a German shepherd dog imported from Hungary. He and his handler, Conservation Officer Mike Fairbanks, are trained to assist conservation officers throughout the state with:

  • Tracking of persons
  • Wildlife detection
  • Fish detection
  • Evidence recovery
  • Officer protection
  • Criminal apprehension
  • Performing educational demonstrations

The use of specially trained dogs increases the state's abilities to detect wildlife violations, find trespassers and catch poachers.

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