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Game Warden TV Series | Game Warden Highway

Texas Game Wardens Star in New Reality Series  

Our own Texas game wardens are featured in the new reality television show Lone Star Law, premiering on Animal Planet on June 2. 

The fast-paced show shifts between different stories from across Texas in every episode, showing how every day on the job can be an adventure for a game warden. Enforcing hunting and fishing laws and performing lake patrols are the game wardens’ bread and butter, but at a moment’s notice that can change to conducting a large-scale deer poaching investigation, saving people trapped by flash floods, rescuing sea turtles and shorebirds from an oil spill on the beach, serving arrest warrants with local law enforcement at a meth house or using night-vision equipment to catch smugglers in the Gulf.

Since 1895, game wardens have served the residents of Texas by providing law enforcement, water safety and search-and-rescue, while working to conserve and protect the natural resources of the state.

Series producer Engel Enter-tainment has filmed 13 hour-long episodes. Popular Austin artist Shinyribs (Kevin Russell) performs the series theme song.

For more information, including details about how and when to see the show as they become available, follow the series at facebook.com/lonestarlaw.

Highway Dedicated to Fallen Game Warden

By Emily Moskal

On March 23, game wardens across the state gathered in Southeast Texas to attend a memorial designating FM 1293 as the Game Warden Wesley W. Wagstaff Memorial Highway.

Wagstaff died in an accident on duty on Aug. 5, 2003, while answering a call about illegal hunting in the Big Thicket. The head-on collision with another driver, Kimberly Ann Loftin, who was also killed, occurred on FM 1293.

“Today we honor Wesley Wagstaff when he answered that call, not knowing it was going to be his last,” Game Warden Peace Officers Association President Robbie Robinson said at the dedication. “Today we continue to honor him forever by continuing to answer that call.”

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