Officer Scott Staples/K9 Fennec

handler and dog

Fennec is a German Shepherd Dog imported from Hungary. He and his handler, Conservation Officer Scott Staples, are trained to assist conservation officers throughout the state with:

  • Tracking of persons
  • Wildlife detection
  • Evidence recovery
  • Officer protection
  • Criminal apprehension

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