Texas Game Wardens

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Becoming a Texas Game Warden - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

Becoming a Texas Game Warden Zack Stevenson's mom didn't know the first thing about hunting, until she enrolled her son in Texas Parks and Wildlife's Youth Hunting programs. Little did she know, Zack's hunting experiences would lead to the game warden cadet school and a career in the outdoors. Find out more about Texas Game Wardens: Find out about youth hunts:

Game Warden Shawn Hervey Profile - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Game Warden Shawn Hervey Profile Each year, Game Warden Shawn Hervey takes kids hunting. Kids from Texarkana, from a nearby orphanage, even a teenager fighting cancer. Throughout his career as a Game Warden, he’s introduced thousands of children to the outdoors. Some of these kids have never seen a deer. All of them will have an opportunity to experience stewardship, many for the first time in their young lives. Find out more about Texas Game Wardens at:

Texas Game Wardens, Answering the Call - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

Texas Game Warden Search & Rescue Disaster Response Texas Game Wardens help protect our lands, our waters, our fish, our wildlife, our property, our environment, but also our lives. The Texas Game Warden Search and Rescue Disaster Response Team is here to help in times of need.

Sky Rescue: Helicopter Search and Rescue Team - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

When Hurricane Harvey stranded coastal residents, the Texas Game Warden helicopter crew helped rescue hundreds from the flood waters. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Fishing with the Law: Kathleen Stuman - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Helping those with disabilities catch their first fish is all in a day’s work for this Texas Game Warden. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Texas Game Wardens Put Dent in Illegal Oystering

A multi-agency law enforcement surge operation led by Texas game wardens has made a sizable dent in illegal commercial oyster harvest and possession along the coastal bend this season, netting more than 300 criminal cases. A majority of the violations were for oystering in off-limits management areas designed to protect the resource, and for possession of undersized oysters. Learn more about Texas Game Wardens at

K-9 Wardens, A Nose for the Job - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

K-9 Wardens, A Nose for the Job Game Wardens do a lot of varied tasks with a wide variety of tools. One of their tools has a fuzzy face and four legs. Meet the Texas Game Warden K-9’s. Searching for hidden game, weapons, missing people, or playing with a tennis ball, it’s all in day’s work for these canine commissioned Texas Game Wardens.  Help support the K-9s at

New Search and Rescue Drone - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Texas game wardens are adding a new set of eyes in the sky with a new Search and Rescue Drone or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Watch this simulated rescue of some lost children.

Hurricane Harvey Hits and Texas Responds

Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast on August 26, 2017. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens and State Park Police Officers mobilized for search-and-rescue operations while Texas State Parks waived entrance fees for evacuees, hosting more than 3,000 evacuees within 24 hours. To see a list of state parks with space for evacuees, visit

Compassion in Uniform: Critical Incident Response Team - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Referred to as the peer support team, the Texas Game Warden Critical Incident Response Team gives support to law enforcement officers, first responders and others in need of emotional support. The team provides "crisis first aid" to those in need from officers trained to provide counseling and support.

360 video: Texas Game Warden search-and-rescue helicopter hoist training

Get a 360-degree view of what it's like to do a helicopter rescue. Texas Game Wardens were training on search-and-rescue operations in preparation for flooding and other natural disasters. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Texas Game Warden Search and Rescue Operations

The Texas Game Warden specialized Search and Rescue Team deploys for swiftwater rescues and land-based search and rescue missions. Learn more about Texas Game Wardens at

K-9 Wardens - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Meet the new K-9 corps! This story shows the first-ever K-9 team of Texas Game Wardens meeting their new four-legged partners. The first training phase shown here focuses on narcotics. That's a reality of what game wardens encounter in the field, though it's only one aspect of their broader work. K-9 teams also learn search and rescue, how to sniff out illegal hunting/fishing evidence, and many other skills. For more information on what Texas Game Wardens do or how to become a game warden, go to

Underwater Search and Recovery Dive Team - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Highly trained, dedicated and compassionate, the Texas Game Warden Underwater Search and Recovery Dive Team finds evidence to solve cases and perform the necessary duty of recovering drowning victims. For more information about Texas Game Wardens, visit:

Lone Star Law - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

For more than 100 years they’ve protected our natural resources, the fish and wildlife that we enjoy. They even help in disasters with water rescues and save human lives. But we don’t always see them in action …. until now. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens have their own television series called Lone Star Law that begins airing June 2 on Animal Planet. State Game Wardens featured in the first season walked the red carpet in Austin at a sneak preview earlier this year. The show premieres June 2 on Animal Planet. Anyone can follow Lone Star Law at

Ride along on Texas Game Warden flood rescue helicopter

Ride along with Texas Game Wardens on their search and rescue operations during the 2015 Halloween Floods in central Texas. For more information about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Texas Game Wardens Respond to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast region in 2005, Texas Game Wardens were among the first rescuers on the scene. In New Orleans the wardens maneuvered their boats among submerged skyscrapers and subdivisions to rescue nearly 5,000 people from the lingering floodwaters. Less than a month later, game wardens fanned out across East Texas to aid in the disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Rita. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

True Stories from Texas Game Wardens: Responding to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita [Official]

In August of 2005 Texas Game Wardens answered the call to help as New Orleans flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Less than a month later, they were called on again as Hurricane Rita devastated much of East Texas. Hear their stories as they tell about the experiences in their own words. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Helicopter Crash Survival Training - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

What would you do in the largest swimming pool in the world? How about put a helicopter in it…while you are in it! That’s just what some Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens did at a recent survival training at NASA Space Center, near Houston. The Helicopter Underwater Egress Training or HUET is part of NASA’s training for astronauts as well as the Coast Guard and other personnel involved in work over water. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens recently purchased a new helicopter and have a Search and Rescue team which can benefit from the training.

Game Warden Helicopter - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

New Helicopter Strengthens Texas Game Wardens AUSTIN, Texas - December 22, 2014 — The Texas Game Warden’s unveiled its new Airbus AS350B3e helicopter that will enhance the department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts. The aircraft is outfitted with the latest law enforcement technology and emergency response equipment including a rescue hoist, thermal imager, searchlight, public address system, satellite communication and night vision. Funding for the new aircraft, which was approximately $5 million, was made possible through legislative appropriation during the 83rd Texas Legislative session. “This helicopter is going to be a tremendous asset and force multiplier for the Texas Game Wardens,” said Col. Craig Hunter, TPWD Law Enforcement Director. “We will not only be able to more efficiently move personnel and equipment across the state, but with the addition of the new hoist system, we will be able to better leverage our marine and ground assets to enhance our search and rescue capabilities during times of disaster.” Among the new aircrafts advantages are its ability to carry additional game wardens including its K9 teams during remote search and rescue missions or other specially trained personnel for specific assignments. In addition to the new helicopter, the department also has a fixed wing 2009 Turbo Cessna Model 206 aircraft.

Dash Cam: Locked Up Bucks - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Dash cam video of a recent call that a Texas Game Warden in Comal County received about two bucks that were "locked up" and thrashing about. With their antlers tangled together by a nylon rope, their survival was in jeopardy. The warden used his truck as "cover" to set the deer free. More on Texas Game Wardens at

Warden of the County

Jim Daniels is a young Game Warden who turned a tragedy from his youth into a career helping people. We’ll follow him patrolling the sparsely populated counties north of Abilene.

Game Warden Water Survival - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

If you're a Texas Game Warden patrolling the water, drowning is a very real danger, especially when you're wearing 20 pounds of gear. That's why some Texas Game Wardens took this swimming lesson on steroids. Here's an underwater view of their water survival training. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Female Game Warden: Fitting In, Standing Out - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Fitting In, Standing Out Today's Texas game wardens have dual roles as enforcement officers and educators. Meet Texas warden Cynthia Guajardo-Echols, whose involvement with the kids in her community not only helps change their lives, but enriches her as well.

50th Anniversary Film: Texas Game Warden - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

50th Film History As the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department celebrates its 50th anniversary (2013), we open the vaults to some old films that showcase the history of the agency. This week, sit around the campfire with some longtime game wardens, and hear some tall tales. Watch the Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television series