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Warden's Watch

Release Date: 03/07/2019

027 Glen Lucas - The Snowmobile Patrol - Part One show art 027 Glen Lucas - The Snowmobile Patrol - Part One

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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026 Praveed 026 Praveed "Abe" Abraham - Warden Pennsylvania Game Commission

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

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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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024 Capt Tom Caifa - New York's 140th Anniversary Conservation Protection show art 024 Capt Tom Caifa - New York's 140th Anniversary Conservation Protection

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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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023 Colonel Eddie Henderson - Georgia DNR show art 023 Colonel Eddie Henderson - Georgia DNR

Warden's Watch

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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022 Mark Ober - North Country Game Warden show art 022 Mark Ober - North Country Game Warden

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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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021 Bryan Koontz - Guidefitter show art 021 Bryan Koontz - Guidefitter

Warden's Watch

Bryan Koontz, is the CEO of Gudiefitter. Guidefitter is the online community for guided hunting & fishing adventures, enabling sportspersons, guides, outfitters, and the organizations that serve them to collaborate and better promote their shared passion for the sport.

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020 Ron Ollis - Operation North Coast - Ohio DNR Special Ops & Investigation show art 020 Ron Ollis - Operation North Coast - Ohio DNR Special Ops & Investigation

Warden's Watch

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

Warden's Watch

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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018 Mark Rutkowski - The Bear Trap show art 018 Mark Rutkowski - The Bear Trap

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Mark Rutkowski is one of six supervisors for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Mark started out as a deputy and eventually worked his way into a full time Warden. Mark has been involved in many interesting game thief investigations over the years in a state with a rich tradition of hunting.  Mark shares with us many stories on this episode.

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Welcome to the first episode of Warden's Watch.  I am psyched! I'm excited to continue my adventure by talking to game wardens, biologists, and conservationists about all things related to the outdoors.  My goal is to educate.   I thought this podcast endeavour would be easy after being on North Woods Law and on radio.  Turns out, podcasting is much about soul searching.  Hopefully you'll recognize my passion and dedication to promote conservation (not preservation) by finding the balance between people and animals. I hope to promote my brothers and sisters in conservation law enforcement by visiting the dangers, through stories, that the job brings.  And, I hope to increase awareness of programs like Operation Game Thief, Turn in a Poacher, and Wildlife Crimestoppers to better conserve the great resources on this planet. 

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Here's What I Discuss:

  • My Story
  • You Should Understand the Job
  • Arthur's Mountain and Legacy
  • Hunters are Conservationists
  • Seeing New Country - Freeing the Soul
  • My Dad and a BB Gun
  • Gun Handling and Grouse
  • Mrs. Colburn in the 2nd Grade
  • Wearing a Stetson
  • Ride Alongs
  • Roads that Have Numbers not Names
  • Nothing Is Routine, The Sixth Sense
  • My First Night Hunting Case
  • Wildlife Crime Stoppers and Operation Game Thief
  • Starting a Business - How Can I Do That?
  • Cutting Positions and Management Plans
  • Poachers - A Changed Man

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