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Texas Game Warden Mission Statement
Since 1895, our mission has been to have Texas Game Wardens serve the citizens of Texas by providing professional law enforcement, water safety, and search and rescue, while working to conserve and protect the natural resources of Texas.
Lone Star Law Television Series
Texas Game Wardens are now appearing in a new television series, Lone Star Law, on Animal Planet. The show airs on Thursday evenings at 9 pm Central time.
The one-hour show features game wardens who protect more than a quarter-million square miles of deserts, lakes, piney woods, bayous, plains and coast. These men and women serve the citizens of Texas by providing professional law enforcement, water safety and search and rescue, while working to conserve and protect Texas' natural resources.
Every day, game wardens encounter dangerous situations affecting both citizens and animals. At a moment's notice, they must rush to investigate large-scale poaching cases, save victims from flash floods, disrupt illegal smuggling operations along the Gulf of Mexico and rescue injured wildlife.
Midwest Officer of the Year Named
Warden Zach Havens was named the Association Midwest Fish & Game Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at a ceremony in San Antonio on June 28th. AMFGLEO was chartered in 1944 and has 23 member agencies from the United States and Canada.
Havens has served 22 years with the department, starting in the Parks Division before moving to Inland Fisheries and then Law Enforcement for the last 18 years as a Game Warden. He is currently stationed in Erath County.
Warden Havens has consistently apprehended poachers road hunting, night hunting, and trespassing to kill deer, all while being very active in public outreach.