Ask a Game Warden with Brent Deen

Game Warden Brent Deen when he was training military dogs in England. Photo from his Facebook page.

Brent Deen when he was training military dogs in England. Photo from his Facebook page.

This is Passport to Texas’ Ask a Game Warden

Texas Game Wardens are licensed peace officers who protect the citizens and natural resources of Texas.

It was a dream of mine to one day become one.

We reached out to Texas Game Warden Brent Deen, in Val Verde County, to answer a question from listener, Laura McKissack of Austin, who asked: “What draws people to this line of work?”

I grew up hunting and fishing, and I think I was around eight years old when I realized what a game warden was. Which was someone that my dad said was out there to protect our state resources, and allow future generations to be able to grow up and enjoy them. After being in the military for 8 years I was able to obtain my degree. My wife and I were stationed over in England, and we had our first son; I realized I didn’t want to deploy anymore and miss out on his life. So we talked about it and we decided [it was time] for me to get out and pursue my dream of being a game warden, which fortunately, I was able to get in my first time [applying to the Academy].

Game Warden Brent Deen is dedicated to his community and his career.

If any kids are thinking about being a game warden, just tell them to get in contact with one of their local game wardens; it’s definitely the best job in the world.

Go to passporttotexas.org, and click on the contact page and submit your question to Ask a Game Warden.

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

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