Archive for April 20th, 2007

Becoming A Texas Game Warden

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Being a Texas Game Warden is an important and rewarding profession. Occasionally, though, it takes an outsider to recognize you have the right stuff to wear the badge.

When I was going to college, I studied a lot of science and as a Texan I grew up hunting and fishing. One of my professors actually was the one who thought I’d make a good Game Warden.

Kris Bishop, Assistant Chief of Fisheries Enforcement, outlines the steps involved in becoming a Game Warden.

To be a Game Warden, you have to have a four-year college degree. I would suggest anybody that’s interested in it look while they’re in college, even while they’re in high school, look into the program. We have internships and that would be helpful later on if you wanted to apply. Once you’ve finished your four-year degree, if you are accepted into the Academy, it’s about a seven month live-in academy, and they teach you everything about the Code of Criminal procedures, Penal code, and then animal identification.

Graduates of Game Warden Academy enforce all state laws.

Our primary objective is to enforce hunting, fishing, and water safety regulations. You’re a conservation enforcement officer, and then because you are a state peace office, you are responsible to know and be able to enforce all the laws of the state.

Details about Law Enforcement can be found on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

That’s our show for today…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti