John Dietlin is not a happy man. After reading my report that Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife allocates 60 percent of all the money it raises in Maine to the Warden Service, questioning whether this was appropriate and necessary, Dietlin emailed me the message below.
My report included statistics on the time wardens spent in 2011 on various activities, and the summonses issued that year. I am omitting the name of the publication in which Dietlin read my report, because this is not their responsibility. Here’s Dietlin’s emailed angry response.
John Dietlin’s Message
First off I would like to say I hope you are getting this e-mail directly. If not, I am hoping you will receive this due to it being an opinion of an avid reader. Please do every sportsman in Maine a favor and either resign from writing for (name of publication) or pick a new topic to write about. Your constant writing about how the Maine game wardens aren't doing justice is only hurting the state as a whole.