Michigan DNR Honors First Female Conservation Officer

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is honoring the nation’s first female conservation officer in observance of March as Women’s History Month.

The DNR law enforcement division has nominated Huldah Neal for induction into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

Neal was named deputy game warden for Grand Traverse County in 1897, locking her in as the first female conservation officer in the United States.

Outside of her game warden duties, Neal was also known around the community for delivering mail three times a week to Traverse City.

A panel of judges will decide whether she will be inducted later this year.