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Fish and Game Wardens


Fish and game wardens once solely protected wildlife, but in addition to that original purpose, they now perform a wide variety of tasks related to natural resource management, public information, and law enforcement. Jobs falling under this category in the federal government include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special agents, federal law enforcement officers, federal wildlife officers, wildlife inspectors, refuge rangers, and refuge officers. On a state or municipal level, the job title might be conservation police officer, environmental conservation police officer, or conservation warden. There are about 5,630 fish and game wardens in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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