Synopsis of Episode 21:
Our TPWD Game Warden’s do a lot to protect and preserve the animals and resources that we outdoor enthusiasts care about so passionately. Sometimes, they pay the ultimate sacrifice like Justin Hurst did in March 2007.
This week we visit with a couple Game Wardens from opposite ends of the state. Refugio County Game Warden Raul “Pinky” Gonzalez almost paid that ultimate sacrifice when he got tangled up with an 8 foot alligator. He ended up with a mangaled hand, a concussion, some broken teeth and a broken jaw, but had he not reacted quickly he could have been the latest in a long line of Texas Game Wardens who have died while on duty. Pinky tells his scary story this weekend.
Also, Kaufman County Game Warden Eric Minter addresses the naysayers about where and how his 2009 Kaufman Co. buck was harvested. He came to me after reading lots of negative comments on line regarding the 31 point monster that he took down last archery season. It was the 4th highest scoring non-typical archery whitetail ever taken in Texas.
I take my hat off to all of our TPWD Game Wardens and look foward to honoring their service this week.