This is Passport to Texas
Texas game Wardens live in the communities they serve, and their success hinges on developing good relationships with residents. This month on the TPW TV Series, producer Ron Kabele introduces viewers to game warden Shawn Hervey. And in his case…good relationships begin at home.
Well, Shawn is a game warden up in Texarkana. And the thing that he’s really known for in the community is taking a lot of the local kids out hunting. And a lot of these kids, they’ve never been exposed to nature or they’ve never seen a deer, or they have no concept of what stewardship is.
If you teach a kid from the start the right way, you’re not going to have problems.
I was doing an interview with him, and his young son was there, and the thing that I remember was the son said something to Shawn and he said:
My Dad Inspires me.
It was just so out of the blue that he said that. And when you think about that, if a son thinks that, and is able to verbalize that, what is that game warden doing to the community? And that’s really what Shawn does—he inspires people.
This segment airs the week of December 25 on PBS stations in Texas. Check your local listings.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti