It is the height of deer and duck season and that's enough to keep East Texas game wardens busy even on Thanksgiving Day. Like most of us, game warden Todd Long, who covers Gregg and Upshur counties, was visiting family on Thanksgiving day. But it is by no means an off day. "Every holiday whether it be Fourth of July or today, Thanksgiving Day, folks are out. People out hunting and fishing. As first responders as public servants we are always on duty," Long says.