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International
(319) 377-7354
5720 C Ave Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cedar Rapids Workforce Development Center
(319) 365-9474
800 7th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Iowa Workforce Development Center
(319) 365-9474
800 7th St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Communication Workers Of America Local 7101
(319) 396-2593
1211 Wiley Blvd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Asbestos Workers-Local 81
(319) 362-8233
5000 J St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Mid American Career Associates
(319) 294-9171
410 Ashton Pl Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Usa Staffing
(319) 366-0612
115 3rd St Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Ibew Local 405
(319) 396-8241
1211 Wiley Blvd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Teamsters Local Union 238
(319) 365-1461
5000 J St Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Nanny On Demand
(319) 551-4369
812 7th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Game Warden

How to become a Game Warden

Many states require game wardens to hold a bachelor's degree in criminology and forestry/wildlife preservation. Professionals must have an educational background in both public safety and biology. Some states require professionals to attend a state-certified police academy to secure employment, or to pass a written and physical examination.

To become a fish and game warden an individual must be familiar with the criminal justice system and state regulations concerning hunting, fishing, environmental protection, and recreational pursuits.

What does a Game Warden do?

Game wardens, also referred to as conservation officers or wildlife officers, enforce fishing, hunting, and boating laws. They patrol hunting and fishing areas, investigate complaints and accidents, conduct search and rescue operations, and aid in prosecuting court cases.

Game wardens are state, federal or local law enforcement agents responsible for enforcing laws pertaining to the hunting, fishing, and trapping of wild animals. They enforce laws and regulations designed to protect and conserve fish and wildlife. Officers collect information and report on the condition of fish and wildlife in a specific area.

Game Wardens investigate wildlife crop damage and advise owners of preventative measures. Officers inspect commercial fishing operations, canneries, processors, and fish markets.

Professionals conduct hunter safety training, assist in controlled hunt planning, and investigate coastal water pollution. Occasionally, officers are asked to speak at civic, sporting and conservation events.

Game wardens have broad duties within the law enforcement spectrum that include ensuring that licensing requirements are met by hunters, trappers, and fishermen, to having general law enforcement authority that allows them to effect arrests for most crimes including traffic, and other general violations of the law.

In some areas, officers are responsible for conducting investigations of hunting related homicides and boating accidents. Officers also make arrests of individuals driving or boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Detailed investigations are conducted to solve wildlife crimes. Officers use ballistic evidence, DNA, fingerprints, and any comparative evidence to prosecute people who illegally kill wildlife or commit other crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of a game warden.

Officers can also assist with wildlife management duties such as surveys to count game animals like elk and deer. Professionals assist landowners in finding solutions to wildlife damage. Individuals in this field teach hunter education classes and operate other programs to teach children, and the public, the importance of wildlife management and habitat conservation.

Conservation officers can, and routinely do, seize fishing equipment, firearms, vehicles, watercraft, and other equipment and property used in the commission of fi...

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