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Career and Education Opportunities for Fish and Game Wardens

In general, fish and game wardens patrol assigned areas to prevent fish and game law violations. They also investigate reports of damage to crops or property by wildlife.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Fish and Game Warden career.

STATES WITH Fish and Game Warden OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Fish and Game Warden

Fish and Game Warden video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Fish and game wardens patrol assigned areas by car or on foot, to enforce game or boating laws and to oversee wildlife programs. They also recommend revisions or changes in hunting and trapping rules or seasons and in animal management programs so that wildlife balances and habitats can be maintained. Equally important, fish and game wardens have to address schools and the media to disseminate data concerning wildlife conservation and rules. They are often called upon to furnish assistance to other local law enforcement agencies as required. They are expected to seize equipment used in fish and game law violations, and manage disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed. Finally, fish and game wardens examine commercial operations relating to fish and wildlife and protected areas.

Every day, fish and game wardens are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.