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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.
Game Warden Strategic Plan
For over 100 years, Texas Game Wardens have exemplified dedication, passion and commitment to protecting the natural resources of Texas.
As fully commissioned State Peace Officers, Texas Game Wardens not only enforce fishing, hunting and water safety laws; they also apprehend dangerous criminals and provide valuable public safety to the people of Texas.
We now have our Strategic Plan available, which includes our primary goals, strategies, and leadership model.
SEAFWA's Texas Officer of the Year
Dimmit County-based Texas Game Warden Eugene Fernandez has been named as Texas' SEAFWA Officer of the Year.
The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies names one officer from each of its participating states. SEAFWA is an organization whose members are the state agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 15 states, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Game Warden Fernandez has served Dimmit County for 9 years. A team player, he has filed four Felony hunt without landowner consent cases this year, completed 90 youth programs, and reached over 2,000 local youth. He provided youth hunting opportunities on 20 occasions, allowing approximately 36 youth under the age of 17 to participate in outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities. He has also provided 25 Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden recruiting programs.
He strives to live a life that can be emulated by the youth and young adults in his community Dimmit County and Carrizo Springs. We are extremely proud of him and his recognition as Officer of the Year.
Search and Rescue, Disaster Response
“Any natural disaster and we will go.” Since 1895 our Texas Game Wardens have played a critical role in protecting Texas. They are here to help the citizens of Texas with an integrated team of professionals.
From well-trained helicopter pilots to K-9 teams to sonar-equipped dive teams, they risk their lives to protect others. From swift water rescue boats to helicopter hoists, there is no value that can be placed upon losing a human life.
Your Texas Game Wardens strive to maintain funding levels to have an appropriate response to persons in need in Texas.