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013 Grant Hacking - Wildlife Artist

Warden's Watch

Release Date: 08/15/2019

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Warden's Watch

Matt Holmes, a NH Fish and Game Conservation Officer and regular on North Woods Law, jumps in the pick up truck with Wayne this week to talk about Matt's career as a Game Warden.  Wayne and Matt go way back and have lots of stories to tell on this episode.

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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.

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043 Dennis Amsden - Vermont Fish and Wildlife Game Warden show art 043 Dennis Amsden - Vermont Fish and Wildlife Game Warden

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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.

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

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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. 

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041 Senator Jack Bailey - Striped Bass Regulation Starts in Maryland show art 041 Senator Jack Bailey - Striped Bass Regulation Starts in Maryland

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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.

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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.

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Conservation Canines or "K-9s" are a unique tool to assist Fish and Game Law Enforcement in their investigations. 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 Mancini and K-9 Ruger, and Col Kevin Jordan about the origins of the program in New Hampshire.

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

Warden's Watch

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 K-9 training and work in this episode including training with 4-H. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series and is dedicated to K-9 Ruby.

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037 Tyler Turnipseed - Nevada Dept of Wildlife show art 037 Tyler Turnipseed - Nevada Dept of Wildlife

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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.

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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.

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Grant Hacking a world renowned wildlife artist and whom the International Wildlife Crime Stoppers call their own.  Grant's pieces sell for from $1,000 to $30,000.  Grant's prints can often be seen on the covers of well know wildlife magazines like Gray's Sporting Journal and Safari Magazine.

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Here's What We Discuss:

  • A Passion for Conservation
  • Conservation, Not Preservation
  • A Leopard and a Sable
  • A Fancy Way for Prints
  • Imagination, for Settings and Scenes
  • 4 Galleries, 2 Major Shows
  • Money into Conservation
  • Listening to Hunters, Describing the Scenery
  • Magical Childhood
  • Starving Artists, Making Money
  • Ducks, Ducks, and Duck Stamps
  • Not Canadian, Canada Geese
  • Gulls, not Seagulls
  • North American Animal Learning Curves
  • Guy Harvey
  • www.GrantHacking.com
  • Awards
  • I'm a Bit of a Snob
  • The Print Market is Amazing
  • 22 Years
  • $1000 to $30,000
  • Why Would They Shoot a Peregrine Falcon
  • Dangerous Stuff, Crazy Stories

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