Game warden notes reveal humorous, weird incidents
ANTONIO — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department game wardens regularly
approach individuals they know are armed who may turn out to be
criminals. On dark, lonely roads and sprawling ranches, they
apprehend a variety of lawbreakers.
Amid the dangers,
though, are humorous incidents — and some that are downright weird.
Bexar County game wardens were asked to assist Terrell County
game wardens on case about hunting without landowner's consent.
Four suspects, photographed on a game camera, killed two aoudad
rams. Their illegal hunt was posted on Facebook. Terrell County
arrest warrants were issued, and three suspects were arrested in
Del Rio police encountered an SUV with a
white-tailed deer in the back seat and called a Val Verde County
game warden. He asked the woman driver about the deer. She said she
needed it for tamales she planned to make the next day. One case was
filed for possession in closed season, and police filed another for
A Rockwall County game warden encountered two duck
hunters. When asked to provide three shells to check their shotgun
plugs, one hunter pulled two shells and a marijuana pipe from his
pocket. He was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. The
other hunter was cited for an unplugged shotgun.
County game wardens found a shotgun-toting father-son duo on opening
day sitting at a stock tank with a dove decoy set out. The
father, who did not have a license, said he was not hunting doves
and that the shotgun and empty shells were from shooting at
bullfrogs. The wardens informed him that he needed a license for
Two game wardens and a cadet filed multiple citations
on an individual for having 21 white bass over the daily bag limit.
He claimed it was his dog's fault and that he needed to get a fish
A farmer called an Ellis County game warden with
the license number of a truck with two men who were driving and
shooting at doves. The warden went to the location, picked up hulls
on the road and looked for the truck. He saw it as it turned into a
driveway. The warden made a deal with the men, saying, “I'll
leave, but only if I can't guess what gauge shotgun is in the gun
case in your backseat, and I'll bet in that camouflage bag there are
low-brass, Winchester No. 8 shot shells that are red in color.”
After puzzled looks and realizing the warden knew more than they
thought he did, the two men confessed and multiple citations are
A Zapata County game warden parked at night saw a
truck with a spotlight shining out of the window. As it approached,
he noticed it was towing another pickup. The occupants kept
spotlighting as they drove past the warden and stopped. Two men
exited the truck being towed, grabbed a buck they had just shot
earlier and threw it in the bed. The trucks drove off, and the
game warden stopped them. All four men admitted to road hunting.
When asked why the truck was being towed, they said that after they
shot the deer, they had sped off and blew the transmission.
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