A dedicated group of citizens is partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to help advance the capabilities of Texas Game Wardens. Texas Game Wardens have watched over the lands, waters, wildlife and people of Texas for more than 125 years. Every year your Texas Game Wardens patrol over 10 million miles by vehicle and 160,000 hours by boat, facing challenges as unique as the 254 counties they serve.
Please help us support their equipment needs by choosing a region on the map. If you’re unsure of your region, start typing your county name in the search below:
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Friends of Texas Game Wardens sustain Gear Up for Game Wardens, a program of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. As a Friend of Texas Game Wardens, you can help us continue our work to enhance the capabilities of the best-trained corps of conservation officers in the nation.
And with your $100 donation, you will receive a special decal so you can show your support of our Texas Game Wardens.
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Since October 2017, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has raised more than $1.7 million to help advance the capabilities of Texas Game Wardens and equip them with the specialty equipment needed to maintain safety and ensure the highest level of service for the people of Texas.
Meet Texas Game Warden Kyle Hendley
As he was growing up in the small coastal town of Refugio, Texas, Kyle Hendley wasn’t sure what he wanted to do when he grew up. He loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors, and in high school he got to know a Texas Game Warden.
“I had some other career ideas in mind, but as I got to know more about what game wardens were and what they do, it seemed like that was something I’d want to spend the rest of my life doing,” said Hendley.
Gear Up for Game Wardens provides specialty equipment your Texas Game Wardens need to maintain safety and ensure the highest level of service for the people of Texas. The state provides the basic necessities for wardens to do their jobs, but there is still a critical need for additional equipment.
Who We Are
A group of dedicated citizens is partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to launch Gear Up for Game Wardens. As a new program of TPWF, Gear Up for Game Wardens is raising private funds to ensure that Texas’ 550 game wardens have access to specialized equipment beyond their standard issue gear.