That all changed a few weeks ago, when ground was broken on a new 220 acre site that will be the new home to the Academy.
Located in Mills county, this facility will feature state-of-the art training for future Game Wardens.
Funding for the mulit-million dollar project was a cooperative effort between private donors and the State of Texas.
Phase One of the construction is underway, and the 54th Class at the Academy is already training at the new facility.
This calss will graduate June 9th and join the 500-plus Game Wardens already serving Texas.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Colonel Pete Flores is confident that both instructors and cadets will benefit from this opportunity to train in an outdoor environment wich more closely resembles the area in which Texas Game Wardens operate on a day-to-day basis.