Officer Mike Krauel/K9 Bolt

CO officer Mike Krauel kneeing by his dog Bolt.

Bolt is a black Labrador mix dog. He and his handler, Conservation Officer Mike Krauel, are trained to assist conservation officers throughout the state with:

  • Zebra mussel detection
  • Tracking of persons
  • Wildlife detection
  • Evidence recovery
  • 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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