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Warden's Watch

Release Date: 11/21/2019

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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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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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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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In a case that took 2.5 year to investigate through a special operations division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ron Ollis and his team were able to take down the largest poaching crime ring enterprise in Ohio history.  It required intense ground work and undercover efforts and a clever prosecutor to convict using the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Laws, typically used in large scale crime ring investigations an prosecutions.

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Here's What We Discuss:

  • The TIP program
  • Turn In a Poacher
  • 2.5 Year Wildlife Investigation
  • Operation North Coast
  • $18/lb Perch, and Great Lakes Fishery
  • Biggest Case in Ohio History
  • That Neighborhood Guy, A Thorn
  • Wildlife Crime, and Drug Crime Go Hand in Hand
  • Illegal Check In, Electronic Crime
  • RICO Statutes, An Enterprise Crime for Profit
  • Communications Fraud, Theft from State of Ohio
  • Restitution for Trophy Animals
  • Deer Meat Wrapped Not for Sale
  • Lots of Moonshine
  • Hunters, Talkers, Braggers
  • Multiple Bucks in a One Buck State
  • Antlers and Smokies
  • Money Laundering, Game Violations
  • 270lbs of Deer Meat and Only 2 Tags
  • 48 Deer Mounts, in a 1 Buck State
  • A Diary and Sales List
  • Non Hunters Checking Deer
  • Pictures and Text Messages
  • Size of Deer to Deer Meat Ratios
  • A Special Prosectuor
  • Instead of a Bunch of Misdemeanors, Go RICO
  • No Hunters on Grand Jury
  • The Lorraine Case - Selling on Craiglist
  • A Police Officer, Fraud, Theft, Electronic Crimes

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