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Game Warden

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Nick Hill

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of Game Warden

Game Warden
By Nick Hill To become a fish and game warden an individual must be familiar with the criminal justice system and state regulations concerning hunting, fishing, environmental protection, and recreational pursuits. Game wardens are state, federal or local law enforcement agents responsible for enforcing laws pertaining to the hunting, fishing, and trapping of wild animals. What skills or qualities do I need to become a Game Warden? What does a Game Warden do? How to become a Game Warden Officers can also assist with wildlife management duties such as surveys to count game animals like elk and deer. Professionals assist landowners in finding solutions to wildlife damage. Individuals in this field teach hunter education classes and operate other programs to teach children, and the public, the importance of wildlife management and habitat conservation. Detailed investigations are conducted to solve wildlife crimes. Officers use ballistic evidence, DNA, fingerprints, and any comparative evidence to prosecute people who illegally kill wildlife or commit other crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of a game warden. Professionals conduct hunter safety training, assist in controlled hunt planning, and investigate coastal water pollution. Occasionally, officers are asked to speak at civic, sporting and conservation events. Game Wardens investigate wildlife crop damage and advise owners of preventative measures. Officers inspect commercial fishing operations, canneries, processors, and fish markets. They patrol hunting and fishing areas, investigate complaints and accidents, conduct search and rescue operations, and aid in prosecuting court cases. Game Wardens must be able to work with the public. Have good judgement and integrity.
They must think fast. Be willing to undergo continuing education. MyPursuit.com, All rights reserved Many states require game wardens to hold a bachelor's degree in criminology and forestry/wildlife preservation. Professionals must have an educational background in both public safety and biology.
Some states require professionals to attend a state-certified police academy to secure employment, or to pass a written and physical examination.
Hunting is an important tool for wildlife management. Hunting gives resource managers a valuable tool to control populations of some species that might otherwise exceed the carrying capacity of their habitat and threaten the well-being of other wildlife species, and in some instances, that of human health and safety.

www.FWS.gov
Gender of Game Wardens
Female 8%
Male 92%

Salary: $33,318 - $46,255 Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
Most Common Health Benefits
Medical: 74%
Dental: 57%
Vision: 57%
None: 26%
Key Statistics for Game Warden Salaries and Jobs There are some thrills to being a Game Warden.
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