Wrangell's new wildlife trooper living the dream

"Since I was a kid, a 12-year-old kid, I just started hunting myself,"Trooper Chadd Yoder said. "My parents didn't hunt, so to start legally hunting I took my mom with me. I educated myself about hunting and got out there and did it. That started my love for the outdoors."

Yoder, 33, said he is enjoying his dream job as Wrangell's new state wildlife trooper.

He and his wife and three kids moved to Wrangell mid-April from Wasilla. He has been a trooper since 2019. Before that, he worked as a carpenter for 14 years. He decided to pursue a career with the troopers because of his love of the outdo...


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