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019 David Loewen - Montana Fish and Wildlife - Chief Law Enforcement

Warden's Watch

Release Date: 11/07/2019

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Warden's Watch

In the first episode with John Nores Jr as co-host, we explore a bizare 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.

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Warden's Watch

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.

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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. 

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Warden's Watch

This is part two of two 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 New Hampshire.

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Warden's Watch

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 conviction

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Warden's Watch

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.

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Warden's Watch

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.

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Conservation protection and enforcement in the late 1800s looked a lot different than it does today.   We speak with Historian and Conservation Officer Captain Tom Caifa about the history of conservation law and protection over the last 140 years in New York State.  The stories are priceless.  

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Colonel Eddie Henderson spent 36 years serving the state of Georgia at the Department of Natural Resources.  Now retired, Col Henderson is able to reflect on his many cases that ranged from drug trafficking, to night hunting, to exotic animals and search and rescue.  We discuss the changes that Col Henderson has seen over the years and get into details on a few of his exciting cases.

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Mark Ober is now the Lieutenant for District 1 for the NH Fish and Game Department, but before that, Mark was a Sargent and Trainee under Wayne Saunders (the host of Warden's Watch).  Mark and Wayne discuss various situations and cases that they worked  together including several night hunting cases,  decoy sets for illegal shooting, and some north country search and rescue missions.

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David Loewen spent time in the US Coast Guard stationed in California, mostly chasing drug crime. His post Coast Guard career lead him back to Montana to protect the wildlife in the land only second to the wildness of Alaska. David shares with us many stories of poachers and about the dangers that the job presents.

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Here's What We Discuss:

  • Time in the Coast Guard - Cali to Montana
  • A College Fund and Marine Biology
  • Relying on a Team
  • A Rural District to a Populated One
  • From the Baby Warden to the SGT
  • 15 Year on the Ground Prepping for Chief
  • Horses, Horse District, Water, Water District
  • A Headless Elk 
  • Shot During the 3rd Qtr of the Superbowl
  • A Jeep and an RMEF License Plate
  • Getting Stale  24 Hours Later
  • Rolling in Hot, Elk Head Raid 5AM
  • Trophy Restitution, and Fines
  • TIP Program, Turn in a Poacher
  • Felonies
  • Sharing Info, Tax Fraud, and License Fraud
  • Resources to Investigate 
  • Answering to the IRS instead of the State of Montana
  • The Best Fishing in the United States
  • Delist the Grizzly
  • Losing 9 Officers, It's Dangerous
  • Reading People, Body Language
  • Managing Situations Verbally
  • Verbal Judo
  • More to Hunting than Shooting an Animal
  • Online Hunter Ed vs Classroom 
  • Montana is a Great Place

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