Game wardens manage conservation efforts designed to keep fish and game populations at a sustainable level. This dual-role profession requires law enforcement skills as much as it requires knowledge of environmental science and wildlife management practices.
Here at GameWardenEDU.org, we know that it takes a special person to bring their respect for the natural environment to bear on a profession that often involves busting poachers, vandals and criminals that illegally harvest natural resources.
Each state has a department dedicated to wildlife management and environmental conservation that employs game wardens to enforce state hunting, fishing and harvesting laws. On federal land and national wildlife refuges, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service serves in this capacity. The unique demands of this profession means that both state and federal agencies set their hiring standards high, and very often require job candidates to hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field in addition to law enforcement certification and academy training.
GameWardenEDU.org was created to serve as a resource for those interested in learning what it takes to become a fish and game warden in their state of residence. As a state-by-state guide to becoming a game warden with state agencies and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, GameWardenEDU.org serves as the only resource of its kind dedicated exclusively to aspiring game wardens and conservation officers.