Texas Game Wardens Are Now Looking For Poachers … and Terrorists

by DAVE FEHLING  |  published on March 18, 2016

Up and down the Texas Gulf Coast, the state’s game wardens are on the water, looking for people fishing or hunting illegally. But as we’ve reported, they sometimes come across things like illegal chemical dumpsites and more says Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Tom Harvey.

“Game wardens encounter all kinds of things on their patrols, including a lot of illegal fishing, and this is a new threat we’re gearing up to be able to address,“ Harvey told News 88.7.

That new threat is terrorism. One fear is that terrorists could try to smuggle radioactive material into the country by boat. The Port of Houston has for years had radiation detectors to scan cargo.

So now, besides guns and handcuffs, game wardens will have one more tool.

“We’ve acquired about a hundred devices that allow game wardens to detect radiological or nuclear emissions. These are little devices that can be worn on someone’s belt,” Harvey said.

  • Howie Subnick

    THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE PROFICIENT WITH WEAPONS WHO WOULD GLADLY WORK AT NO CHARGE TO ASSIST THE WARDENS TO KEEP THE TERRORISTS, ILLEGALS, DOPE TRAFFICKERS OUT OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY ARE RETIRED MILITARY AND MANY ARE ARMED HUNTERS. YOU WOULD HAVE OVER 750,000 PROTECTING THE BORDER. EVEN A SQUIRREL WOULDN’T GET ACROSS THE BORDER..

  • Todd Alfonsi

    Obama keeps it up and he will not make it to the end of his term! He is being puppeteered by Rothschilds, Rockefeller, Soros.Their days are numbered, the secret is out , Bush Nazi regime has been exposed. Goes all the way back to George Washington days. GO TO INFO WARS .COM to get the truth about what is really going on in your world.

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  • runnindeer

    Very good that Game wardens have the devices. So sad that America is facing more of this from people that should not be able to cross our borders so easily and from people that are here illegally . The illegals corrupt legal citizens and recruit young people into their groups. I am amazed that this current Democrat administration and for too many long years, Republicans have failed to really address that issue and increase security while building a wall that will keep these criminals out. It could have and should have been done long ago. Legal immigration is good. There is no excuse for an open door policy in America.

  • retiredairforce

    Radioactive material can be smuggled across our wide open borders especially now that Border Patrol has been given stand down orders to release everyone they apprehend and only 40 percent of the border is even manned. Obama’s open borders/welfare state agenda has trumped the safety and security of the American people.

  • rivahmitch

    So they can jail and fine the poachers while turning the terrorists over the Feds who will release them… Great program… why not give the poachersa credit for every terrorist (or invader) they kill.

    • cutterguy

      yes but they make them sign an agreement to return for their deportation hearings. what a farce!

      • NoCoincidences

        Yeah, but whose name are they signing on that alleged ‘agreement’? Not to mention, they probably use disappearing ink..

        • cutterguy

          they merely never intend returning and what do we use to track them? nada, nicht,NOTHING!

  • edorr1atcoxdotnet

    You know, Obama doesn’t want all the terrorists that have come into the US illegally killed until they’ve trained more on our soil.

  • Evan

    If they are looking for terrorist they are in the wrong place!
    They need to go to DC where they will find many! Hint: our
    government is full of them!

    • cutterguy

      especially the nic’s cabinet and czars

    • ted j

      you are correct…. tell them to go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave..there they will find a whole lot of muslime terrorists..

  • Climax

    I didn’t know that terrorist and drug running individual hunting had a season. I thought they were fair game all year long.

    • rivahmitch

      Regrettably, that’s the “ought” rather than the “is”.

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