By Diane Jennings
Texas Parks and Wildlife has released another edition of Game Warden Field Notes. Here are a few of the highlights:
A Cherokee County landowner called the department when he suspected a poacher was on his property after hearing three gun shots. Shortly after the warden arrived, the subject was found on the property dressed in camouflage and carrying a 17-caliber rim fire rifle. The subject said he was lost — failing to mention he had to climb an eight-foot high fence to get to where he was apprehended.The subject was also found in possession of drug paraphernalia and was arrested
Two Harris County game wardens encountered an oyster vessel leaving a closed area in Galveston Bay. The wardens boarded the vessel and found seven sacks of oysters on the deck. The captain admitted to taking them from a closed area and the oysters were returned to the reef. The captain was arrested for oystering in a restricted/closed area.
If you’re curious what else happens in the life of a game warden, read the full report here.