Game Warden Reassigned
Fish and Wildlife settles with reassigned warden
By MATT GOURAS
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is settling
with a warden who argued he was wrongfully transferred after investigating law
enforcement officers in Lake County.
Agency officials reached the deal last month with Frank Bowen, saying they
regret statements that may have damaged his reputation. The department has
agreed to compensate Bowen $1,300.
Bowen was a longtime Polson warden who was transferred in August to a post in
the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
The move came after Bowen told a legislative committee that the Lake County
attorney had stymied his effort to bring poaching charges against officers with the
Lake County Sheriff's Department, the Polson Police Department and the Flathead
Tribal Police Department.
The Lake County attorney has said Bowen's accusations were without merit.