OPENING MAY 9  10AM – 4PM  WEEKENDS ONLY

OPEN JUNE 22 –   TUESDAY thru SUNDAY  10AM – 6PM 

2021 NORTH DAKOTA MOOSE HUNT RAFFLE FUNDRAISER


Each year North Dakota Game and Fish issues one Moose Hunt Tag to the Game Warden Museum for fundraising purposes.

 2021 RAFFLE PRIZES

1ST PRIZE       2021 NORTH DAKOTA MOOSE TAG

2ND PRIZE    $2000 CASH
3RD PRIZE    CHRISTENSON ARMS MESA LONG RANGE 300 PRC RIFLE
4TH PRIZE  BERGERA HMR 300PRC RIFLE
5TH PRIZE  SAVAGE ARMS 110 HIGH COUNTRY 6.5 PRC RIFLE

TICKETS ONLY $10.00

TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF DON HASTINGS.  MR. HASTINGS, NOT ONLY  A LONG TIME GAME WARDEN, ALSO  THE FOUNDER OF INTERNATIONAL GAME WARDEN  MAGAZINE

Donald Leo Hastings Sr, of Edwardsville, IL passed at age 90 on April 3, 2021 and is survived by his spouse of 70 years Harriet “Pat” (Zoleman) Hastings.  He is also survived by seven of their eight children and their respective spouses.  They are Douglas (Katie) Hastings of Edwardsville, IL; Kathleen (Kevin) Walker of Colorado Springs, CO; Pamela (Larry) Perlmutter of St. Louis, MO; Elizabeth (Ted) Petersen of St. Louis, MO; Celeste (Gregg) Korte of Edwardsville, IL; Kimberly (Dr. Brett) Wolff of Town and Country, MO and Jennifer (Gregg) Butler of Nashville, TN.  The Hastings have 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.  Don Sr. was predeceased by his eldest son, Donald Leo Hastings Jr., a grandson, Blake Hastings, by his parents, Ben & Jennie (Hoxsey) Hastings, and his sister Mary Ann (Norris) Ambuel.

Mr. Hastings was born January 31, 1931 in Alhambra, IL, the son of the late Ben and Jennie (Hoxsey) Hastings.  He moved to Edwardsville, IL in 1941 and was a parishioner at St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Pat was visiting her cousin in Alhambra when they met.  A year later they eloped to Arkansas and married on August 10, 1950.  They had 70 wonderful years together.

In 1962 he was hired by the State of Illinois Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement as a wildlife officer. Over the years he advanced through the ranks to Captain.  Twice he was named as head of the Division for 100 officers.  Among his DNR accomplishments was the establishment and leadership of a new covert investigation unit for which he was Chief Investigator.  He also formed and participated in a new aerial night surveillance to eliminate illegal poaching.  Mr. Hastings retired as a wildlife officer in 1987.

With the help of his family, he engaged in several business ventures including the building and operating the first mini-warehouse in the Glen/Ed area. With his wife, he founded and was publisher/editor of the International Game Warden magazine which is still in publication today

with over 4,500 subscribers worldwide.  While publishing the magazine, he and Pat traveled extensively to all 50 states and Provinces of Canada and 12 other countries in search of features for the magazine. As a hobby, Mr. Hastings enjoyed writing and telling stories of past phases of his long life.  He published several short story books and has hundreds of Facebook followers dedicated to his storytelling.  His memory was long and vivid, and his voice will be missed by many.

Visitation will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL on Friday, April 9th, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm and on Saturday, April 10th from 10 am to 1030 am.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10th at the St. Boniface church with the Very Rev. Jeffrey Goeckner, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Hoxsey Family Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.

Memorials are suggested to St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL or to the North American Game Warden Museum located in Dunseith, ND.  This museum has an exhibit dedicated to the International Game Warden magazine that Don and Pat Hastings started.  724-372-3605 www.wpgfdn.org

Friends may register online at www.KalmerMemorialServices.com. Kalmer Memorial Services in Lebanon oversees arrangements.

 

Welcome…to the only institution in the world dedicated to educating the public about natural resource protection and honoring the profession’s heroes.

Check out the rest of our website to learn more about Game Wardens’ work, Museum exhibits, the Fallen Officer Memorial, activities, and events.

The North American Game Warden Museum Mission

HONOR the heroes of Natural Resource protection.

REMEMBER those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

EDUCATE the public about their work and the natural resources they protect.

As the lines between wilderness and civilization blur, as species decline and habitat is lost, as the black market for endangered species escalates, as remote places become the new hiding places for criminal elements, the role of Natural Resource protection is becoming even broader and more urgent.

  Remembering Those Lost in the Line of Duty 

Select to view FALLEN OFFICER lists

1980 to Present

 

 

 

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