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Columns September 12, 2017  RSS feed

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Saved by Cell Phone

Live Oak County game wardens responded to a call about two stranded kayakers on Choke Canyon Lake. The call stated they had launched from the Calliham boat ramp just before dusk. Wardens put in at the boat ramp and began their search, but while they were searching, the stranded kayakers called in stating they had actually launched from the South Shore boat ramp but had drifted a long way. They also stated their kayaks had sunk and they were currently in life jackets drifting in the lake. Wardens navigated to the South Shore boat ramp and, using night vision, continued their search in the direction the high winds would have likely blown the kayakers. About 800 yards from the boat ramp, one of the wardens noticed a faint glow in his night vision. Remembering the kayakers had an active cell phone with them, wardens maneuvered toward the glow and discovered the two kayakers. One of the kayakers was cramping, in extreme pain, and having a difficult time keeping himself upright and over the waves. The wardens pulled the kayakers onto the boat and safely delivered them to the ramp where EMS treated them for mild hypothermia and dehydration.

No Blue Light Special

In the early hours of the morning, a San Patricio County game warden worked his way quietly into Corpus Christi Bay and was able to catch three early night bait shrimpers. One of the captains said it wasn’t fair because “there was no blue light to show you were there.”


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