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What is it like being a game warden? What is the best state to do so?

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I am looking into being a game warden and involved in law enforcement. #law-enforcement

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Nick’s Answer

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Game Wardens, in most states, are a state law enforcement officer. Federal conservation officers are law enforcement officers as well. You will more than likely be required to have a bachelors degree to qualify. Here in Texas, Game Wardens not only enforce parks and wildlife laws, but other state laws as well. They are on-call 24/hrs a day, 7-days a week. They assist many other law enforcement officers, while also working their own investigations start-to-finish. More rural areas usually have one warden for a larger area. More populated areas will have several in an office. Texas Game Wardens are state employees in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division. They have assignments all over the state. One may work regularly on a boat in a fresh water lake or on the Gulf coast, while another may not have a body of water for miles. I have several friends that are wardens and they love their job. But, it is very demanding, both physically and mentally.
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JODY’s Answer

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The law enforcement position titled "Game Warden", can be named different things in different states. Here, in the State of Florida, there are plenty of areas in which you can be FWC - Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer. That is a State Officer position and requires that you be a certified law enforcement officer. Every state has a position in which you work in 'wildlife'. The best thing to do for you to determine the best place to be a wildlife officer, is to first determine your ultimate career goals, type of area you would enjoy residing in, and whether you want to be a State or Federal Officer. Sometimes, the pay can vary wildly, and the level of education required can vary. Start by narrowing down the region you want to reside, and contact several offices to determine the best route of education and training for those posts. Best of luck!
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Rick’s Answer

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Every state is different, but many require game wardens to have an associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Commonly, departments of fisheries and wildlife require candidates to get an associate's degree in natural resource science, criminal justice or a closely related field.

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Harold’s Answer

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I have never been a game warden. In my home state of Connecticut, I attempted taking the test of Conservation Officer. I was not able to complete the exam. There were too many questions about different animals and their mating seasons and hunting rules and regulations. Since I am not a hunter or like to fish. These questions were difficult for me.

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