East Texans should be glued to their T.V. sets on Sunday night and be on the lookout for some of their favorite game wardens.
Lone Star Law is back for a new season, following Texas Game Wardens as they preserve and protect the natural resources of Texas. The second season premiers Sunday Feb.19 at 9 pm on Animal Planet. The game wardens patrol the largest state in the lower 48 by truck, boat and plane, searching for lost hunters, rescuing injured bald eagles, investigating wildlife trafficking, recovering drowning victims, catching illegal night hunters, and more. From wrestling alligators in the east and checking commercial fishermen in the Gulf, to catching poachers taking more than their fair share of dove, deer, pronghorn and duck, they're always on the move.
Joining the cast this year is Angelina County Game Warden James Barge. He will be joining Ellis Powell from Newton County and Morgan Inmann from jasper County. Last season, Powell spoke to KTRE about his experience with the shooting process.
"I watch reality TV and I wonder how legitimate it is and I can tell you on this show, what you see on Animal Planet is exactly how it happened," Powell said. "They don't fluff it up. They basically follow us around and show a day in our lives."
Powell said he believes viewers will be attracted to the show because of the same reason he became a game warden.
"One of the things that attracted me to the job was the diversity and the wide range of challenges we face," Powell said. "That is one of the challenges of the laws we enforce. We do enforce everything from wildlife laws to narcotics. We assist with local sheriffs. We do get a taste of everything everyday. You just never know."
Anyone familiar with season one understands there are both funny moments and serious issues tackled by the casts that showcases wardens from across the entire state.
"I hope people see what it is that we do and the challenges we face," Powell said. "Historically we have not flown our own flag in disasters or other things we respond to. We like to be in the background. I think it is important for the public to know what we are out here doing."
Lone Star Law is produced for Animal Planet by Engel Entertainment where Steven Engel and Ben Shank serve as executive producers with Soo Kim as co-executive producer. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is executive producer and Meredith Russell is associate producer.
Animal Planet contributed to this article