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Operation Game Thief is Texas' wildlife crime-stoppers program, a function of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Law Enforcement Division. OGT offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals who violate the state's game and fish laws. Since its inception in 1981, calls to the OGT Reward Hotline have resulted in more than $1,180,000 in assessed fines, and rewards totaling over $220,000 paid to the concerned, responsible citizens who made those calls. More »
Texas Game Warden Michelle Mount has been named Officer of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA). More »
Meet the new K-9 corps! This story shows the first-ever K-9 team of Texas Game Wardens meeting their new four-legged partners. The first training phase shown here focuses on narcotics. That's a reality of what game wardens encounter in the field, though it's only one aspect of their broader work. K-9 teams also learn search and rescue, how to sniff out illegal hunting/fishing evidence, and many other skills.