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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.
Texas Game Warden Association Warden of the Year
The Texas Game Warden Association is implementing its first annual Game Warden of the Year Award. It has selected Game Warden Jason McFall as its first-ever Texas Game Warden of the Year recipient. Jason has had a remarkable career spanning some 28 years; and has been stationed in Kleberg County for the duration.
Jason always been the go-to guy in his district. He has been deployed to aid in response to many natural disasters, the most notable one being Hurricane Katrina.
He has been district representative of the TGWA for many years. He provides informative articles that have been described as the highlight of the publication. Jason has also taken a very active role during the annual TGWA Fishing Tournament and Music Fest.
Throughout the years Jason has been involved in many acts of community service. For over 20 years he has hosted the annual Riviera FFA youth hunt. Through his contacts on the King Ranch, Jason has been able to introduce many local FFA students to the outdoors by way of youth hunts.
Shikar-Safari Club International Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year
The 37th annual Shikar-Safari Club International Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year for 2016 is Michael Boone. Warden Boone is a 24 year veteran currently stationed in Hardin County in southeast Texas. He is recognized as consistently going above and beyond the call of duty when performing his job as a Texas Game Warden.
During this past year Warden Boone has filed charges on eight different subjects for hunting and killing deer from a roadway and during closed season. In addition to these cases he filed on several subjects for the taking of alligators without landowner consent. His most notable case this year was the apprehension of an individual that killed two Whooping cranes in Jefferson County.