What is a Fish and Game Warden?

Fish and Game Warden Job Description

Fish and game wardens are responsible for preventing fish and game law violations. They must also patrol assigned areas, collect biological data and investigate reports of damage to property and crops as caused by wildlife.



Typical Job Duties

• Seize equipment used in fish and game law violations

• Arrange for the disposition of fish or game illegally taken or possessed

• May provide advice and information to park visitors and residents

• Ensure the protection of native wildlife, ecosystems and plants

• Perform patrolling duties by boat, car, horse, airplane or foot in order to enforce fish and game laws

• Issue permits and other such documentation

• Create and implement control measures for the prevention of damage caused by wildlife or people

• Collect and report information on populations and conditions of fish and wildlife in their habitats, availability of game food and cover, and pollution

• Determine the cause of incidents of crop, property, or habitat damage or destruction



Scholarships for Becoming a Fish and Game Warden

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Fish and Game Warden. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Criminal Justice Scholarships and Criminology Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Fish and Game Warden. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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