Archive for April 10th, 2012

TPW TV: Warden of the County

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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Jim Daniels’ is a game warden in Region 6. His territory: nearly 2-thousand square miles across King and Knox counties, north of Abilene, an area of only 4-thousand residents.

06—You know, I didn’t know a soul up here when I moved up here. I mean, there was a whole bunch of unknown. I knew I was ready to get to work.

This month the Texas Parks and Wildlife PBS TV series airs a segment that features Daniels called Warden of the County. Ron Kabele produced the story.

14—The very first thing I shot with Jim…he went in to just do an inspection of the hunting camp. Game wardens, they have to do a lot of dangerous stuff. You know, you’re one person and you walk into a place and there are twenty some odd people and all of them have shotguns.

On this day, the hunters were a law-abiding group.

09—How’s it going guys? [How ya doin’?] How are you, sir? [Just fine; how’re you?] Where you guys from? [Michigan.] Michigan? [Yeah.] You got your license with you? [Yeah.].

Producer Ron Kabele says viewers will get to know Game Warden Daniels, and his character.

12—It’s a portrait of a guy who does something that he really believes in—in a place that’s very desolate. You really have to love your job to be able to be effective doing it in this kind of environment.

The segment of the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series airs the week of April 15 on PBS stations in Texas…or on YouTube now.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.