New Laclede County conservation agent not far from old job

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – When Conservation Agent Jarrad Jewell moves from his old county to his newly assigned one, it will be a short trip.

On Oct. 1, Jewell begins his new job as conservation agent for Laclede County. He is familiar with the area, having served as the conservation agent in neighboring Dallas County since 2009. He will work alongside fellow Laclede County Conservation Agent Jarad Milligan. Jewell replaces Walt Hutton, who retired earlier this summer after serving as Laclede County’s conservation agent for 25 years.

A native of southwest Oklahoma, Jewell served in the U.S. Air Force and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri before graduating from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Agent Academy in 2009.

Jewell can be contacted at or 417-718-1111. Wildlife violations in Laclede County can also be reported to Milligan at or 417-288-8744. Individuals are reminded that game law violations can also be reported to the Operation Game Thief Hotline, 1-800-392-1111.