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National Wild Turkey Federation names Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year

Chris Swift Named Midwest Officer of the Year

The "Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year" for 2014 is Chris Swift. Since 2000, the National Wild Turkey Federation has recognized game wardens from North America each year for enforcement activities related to wild turkeys. This marks the 15th year this award has been presented to a deserving Texas Game Warden.

Warden Swift graduated from the 54th Texas Game Warden Training Academy in 2009. He is currently stationed in Flint, Smith County. In the past year, Warden Swift has logged over 300 hours of marine patrol and filed over 300 cases. In addition, drawing from his 15 years as a professional goose and duck guide, warden Swift teaches waterfowl I.D. annually at our training academy. Swift is also actively involved with the NWTF, and he is a committee member for NWTF for Smith County. He also works with other games wardens to lead an annual NWTF Houston Chapter youth turkey hunt in Goliad County for underprivileged youth.

Game Warden Cadet Applications are being Accepted

Applications for the 60th cadet class are being accepted through April 30, 2015. Learn more about the process. View our additional information about the career, requirements, application process, and benefits.