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Column: Herb Behnke is a living 'Fanfare for the Common Man'

Life of purpose led for the 'common man, woman,' hunters, anglers, wildlife and wardens

3:09 PM, Oct. 14, 2013
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Herb Behnke's favorite dog is the yellow lab - it's their disposition he likes. He's a Depression kid - which means he understands what tough times really are. And the only answers he knows are straight ones.

If you think you can sneak anything by Herb, and he does prefer Herb instead of Mr. Behnke, you quickly will learn this is futile. He won't have any part of it. Just ask any of the conservation wardens who know him, the DNR Natural Resources Board members who served with him during his 22-year tenure, the many citizens who sought his counsel - and most likely the governors who appointed him.

"I've ...

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