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This podcast brings you stories from Game Warden’s across the world. Listen to their favorite cases, worst cases, what led them to their career, and what makes their job unique. Hosted by retired game warden, Wayne Saunders.

This podcast brings you stories from Game Warden’s across the world. Listen to their favorite cases, worst cases, what led them to their career, and what makes their job unique. Hosted by retired game warden, Wayne Saunders.

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United States

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This podcast brings you stories from Game Warden’s across the world. Listen to their favorite cases, worst cases, what led them to their career, and what makes their job unique. Hosted by retired game warden, Wayne Saunders.

Language:

English

Contact:

603-915-1593


Episodes

044 John Nores and the California Bear Poaching Case

9/10/2020
From the Nancy Foley podcast stemmed a conversation with John about a bear poaching case that needed exploration. John and Wayne discuss a case in California that started as a small time investigation of bear poaching that lead to convictions on numerous game and firearm violations. The case expanded into a large scale illegal guiding service and John went undercover to crack the case wide open. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Copper Pig Brewery Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's...

Duration:00:55:34

043 Dennis Amsden - Vermont Fish and Wildlife Game Warden

8/27/2020
Dennis Amsden was a Lieutenant and Game Warden with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Service. Dennis served with the Vermont F and G for 20 years and was involved in many cases over the years, from the high profile media cases to the everyday poaching incident. He shares with us his journey over his career, shares details about several memorable investigations, and hints on where he'd like to go in retirement. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Copper Pig Brewery Hunt of a...

Duration:00:59:34

042 Nancy Foley - Former Division Chief California Department of Fish and Game

8/13/2020
Chief Nancy Foley spent 25 years in various capacities within the Law Enforcement Division. She was instrumental in raising the profile of California game wardens by securing better and more clearly marked patrol vehicles, developing the K-9 program and helping get National Geographic Channel’s Wild Justice, a show featuring California game wardens, to the airwaves. Foley was selected as the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ (WAFWA) Professional of the Year in 2011. Our...

Duration:01:25:46

041 Senator Jack Bailey - Striped Bass Regulation Starts in Maryland

7/30/2020
Jack Bailey joined the Maryland DNR in 1987, assumed responsibilities on a state wide level later in his career, and proposed changes to laws and regulations to protect Maryland’s natural resources. Jack worked closely with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Justice on several cases to prosecute violators. In retirement, Jack serves as the President of the Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers, Inc., and is a State Senator for the State of Maryland. Our...

Duration:00:50:12

040 Greg Bartles - Maryland DNR - Historian

7/16/2020
Today’s Maryland Department of Natural Resources has its roots in the Maryland Oyster Police, which began in 1868 to regulate oyster harvesting on the Chesapeake Bay. Greg Bartles spent most of his career protecting Maryland’s parks and open lands as a natural resources police officer. Now retired, he’s using part of his land to share the story of the state’s conservation efforts. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Copper Pig Brewery Hunt of a Lifetime Guidefitter Maine's...

Duration:00:57:06

039 Fish and Game K-9 Units Part II

7/2/2020
Conservation Canines or "K-9s" are a unique tool to assist Fish and Game Law Enforcement in their investigations, apprehension of violators, and conducting search and rescue missions. Conservation Officers work with their canine partners conducting tracks, area searches, evidence detection, fish and wildlife detection, and search and rescue activities. This is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series. We share stories in this episode with Eric Fluette K-9 Moxie, Ken St.Pierre as a future handler, Bob...

Duration:01:37:12

038 Fish and Game K-9 Units - Part One - Dedicated to Ruby

6/18/2020
Conservation Canines or "K-9s" are a unique tool to assist Fish and Game Law Enforcement in their investigations, apprehension of violators, and conducting search and rescue missions. Conservation Officers work with their canine partners conducting tracks, area searches, evidence detection, fish and wildlife detection, and search and rescue activities. We discuss different aspects of K-9 training and work in this episode including training with 4-H. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series and is...

Duration:01:04:09

037 Tyler Turnipseed - Nevada Dept of Wildlife

6/4/2020
Tyler Turnipseed, former Chief Game Warden, served the Nevada Division of Wildlife for more than 20 years. We take a look back at his career with NDOW, the legacy he's leaving behind, and what's in store for his future. He also gives some great advice to those looking to become a game warden. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Presby Steel Wildlife Trash Safe Hunt of a Lifetime Guidefitter Maine's Operation Game Thief NH Wildlife Heritage International Wildlife Crime...

Duration:00:44:22

036 Dedicated to the Fallen - Badge 36 Retired

5/21/2020
In a memorial podcast dedicated to the fallen, and in honor of police week, we explore some cases where Wardens were lost in the line of duty. We dedicate this show to our brothers and sisters of special outdoor law enforcement that have been lost unexpectedly. This is an episode is dedicated to Retired Badge #36 and the Wardens who sacrificed it all. End of Watch. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Presby Steel Wildlife Trash Safe Hunt of a Lifetime Guidefitter Maine's Operation...

Duration:01:12:29

035 Rick Wilcox - Mountain Rescue Service

5/7/2020
Rick Wilcox, has served as the president of the North Conway-based volunteer Mountain Rescue Service for over 40 years. The organization provides manpower and expertise in environments and terrain beyond the scope of most rescue agencies — from the cliffs of Cathedral, Whitehorse and Cannon ledge to the summits of the Presidential Range in wintertime. MRS has been involved in over 500 rescues, bolstering state Fish and Game and U.S. Forest Service personnel in the most extreme of...

Duration:01:05:27

034 Rick Estes - Warden New Hampshire Fish and Game

4/23/2020
Rick Estes spent 28 years with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department as a game warden, a career that took him to every nook and cranny of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. He fine-tuned his wilderness skill in wilderness navigation and survival during his tenure. Rick was named N.H. Fish and Game team leader for the state’s specialized search and rescue team and he was instrumental in implementing GPS technology into search and rescue operations. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line...

Duration:01:27:43

033 Presby Steel - Bear Safe

4/21/2020
In a world with wandering bears that love to feed on garbage, some all year round, bear calls for Game Warden's can be problematic. Presby Steel has come up with a solution for those that live in high risk nuisance bear areas to reduce calls to your local Game Warden. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Hunt of a Lifetime Guidefitter Maine's Operation Game Thief NH Wildlife Heritage International Wildlife Crime Stoppers Here's What We Discuss: Find More Here: Website Apple...

Duration:00:22:09

032 Eric Blanchard - Maine Warden Service

4/9/2020
You might recognize Eric Blanchard from North Woods Law. Eric recently took top honors as Maine's Warden of the Year, and it comes at no shock. Eric is smart and well educated and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Wayne talks with Eric about his career, North Woods Law, and various intriguing and unforgettable cases on this episode of Warden's Watch. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Hunt of a Lifetime Guidefitter Maine's Operation Game Thief NH Wildlife...

Duration:01:26:36

031 Elk Poacher - A Current Case in Utah

3/26/2020
In the first episode with John Nores Jr as co-host, we explore a bizarre active and open elk poaching case in Utah. That means we need your help. We discuss the details of the case, the weapons used, and the rewards that are growing for information regarding this case. We also discuss the co-venture between Wayne and John, a new podcast found solely on Patreon called Thin Green Line found Thin Green Line Podcast. Our Sponsors: Travel Smiths Guidefitter RODgeeks Maine's Operation Game...

Duration:00:53:45

030 Hunt of a Lifetime - In Memory of Naomi Swanson

3/19/2020
Hunt Of A Lifetime is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting & fishing dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses or life threatening disabilities. Wayne interviews two Ambassadors heavily involved in the program while attending the NH Outdoor Expo. Our Sponsors: Travel Smiths Guidefitter RODgeeks Maine's Operation Game Thief NH Wildlife Heritage Here's What We Discuss: Find More Here: Website Apple...

Duration:00:47:56

029 John Nores Jr - Hidden War - Reclaiming Wildlands from Drug Cartels

3/12/2020
California game warden Lt. John Nores, Jr., now retired, has been at the forefront and on the front lines of an under-reported battle against thousands of drug cartel members who grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil. Not only does black market marijuana cultivation undermine legitimate growers, but it endangers lives and wildlife populations unimagined. Wayne breaks down the book Hidden War with Author John Nores Jr. Our Sponsors: Travel Smiths Guidefitter RODgeeks Maine's Operation Game...

Duration:01:07:02

028 Glen Lucas - Snowmobile Patrol Part II - Snow Machines, Investigations, Accidents, and Pursuits

2/27/2020
This is part two of a two part series with Glen Lucas, a regular on North Woods Law. Around the time when deer season ends and the snow starts to stick, snowmobilers from all around start to flock to where the trails are deep and fast. And, because of the design of the Warden's duties in New Hampshire, so begins a new season of law enforcement. Glen shares several new stories in this episode including snow machine accident investigations, high speed pursuits, and a ride with the Governor of...

Duration:01:07:46

027 Glen Lucas - The Snowmobile Patrol - Part One

2/13/2020
Around the time when deer season ends and the snow starts to stick, snowmobilers from all around start to flock to where the trails are deep and fast. And, because of the design of the Warden's duties in New Hampshire, so begins a new season of law enforcement. Glen Lucas knows the snow machine season in NH very well. It's arguably the most dangerous part of a NH warden's job. Glen shares several stories and a detailed account of two high speed snow machine chases that eventually led to...

Duration:01:04:20

026 Praveed "Abe" Abraham - Warden Pennsylvania Game Commission

1/30/2020
Praveed "Abe" Abraham's journey to Game Warden is unique. Abe's travel's began in India as a young man and they to Yonkers, New York in the concrete jungle. Abe always knew that he loved the outdoors and wildlife and on a chance, applied to be a game warden. Not long after Abe found himself at the Academy and he's never looked back. Abe is the first ethnic Game Warden in Pennsylvania. Our Sponsors: Guidefitter RODgeeks Maine's Operation Game Thief Here's What We Discuss: Find More...

Duration:00:52:12

025 Jim Cyrs - New Hampshire Game Warden, Snowologist & North Woods Law

1/16/2020
Jim Cyrs is a New Hampshire Game Warden, Conservation Officer, a frequent guest on North Woods Law, and holds a degree in snow science. Jim works the north country of New Hampshire when the snow gets deep and the terrain gets rugged, especially around Mount Washington. Jim shares several stories of intriguing cases that he's investigated during his time with NH Fish and Game. Our Sponsors: Guidefitter RODgeeks Maine's Operation Game Thief Here's What We Discuss: Find More...

Duration:01:18:18