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Old November 12, 2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Outdoor career?

I'm 16 and I know I want an outdoor job/career. I would like to do something along the lines of being a park ranger or a police officer, but I really can't think of any other jobs like that. Something where I can carry a firearm and protect people or wildlife. Anyone know anything else I could think about doing? I don't expect to be doing these things right out of high school, of course.

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Old November 12, 2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Have you considered a stent in the military? If so consider the Coast Guard I have some friends that were in and they had some pretty neat experiences protecting the environment and chasing bad guys. The stories they tell may be exaggerated a little, but it sounds like they had a lot of fun. It would seem the experience would serve you well if you pursue a career in environmental related law enforcement.

Also, you might simply consider heading off to college and pursuing a degree in biology or some other environmental related science. I suspect this would give you a lot more options in the long run. Remember you need to prepare not just for the job you want now, but the one you might want in twenty years. It is a lot easier to get a degree at twenty than at forty.
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Old November 12, 2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Go to college. Major in Criminal Justice. After college it will be much asier to get hired on by various state fish and game agencies or federal law enforcememt.

Can't shake the bug yet, join the National Guard or find a local Boy Scout camp and spnd your summers working there. One of the more rewarding things you can do.
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Old November 12, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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Alright, thanks for the replies. I hadn't really though about the Coast Guard. I had looked at the National Guard but I don't really agree with why we're in Iraq and Afghanistan so i don't want to do that
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Old November 12, 2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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Old November 12, 2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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Old November 12, 2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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Check this out,4570,7...199---,00.html

Most if not all states have something like this. Like stated above go to school for criminal justice.
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