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.
info_outline 036 Dedicated to the Fallen - Badge 36 Retired 05/21/2020
036 Dedicated to the Fallen - Badge 36 Retired 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.
info_outline 035 Rick Wilcox - Mountain Rescue Service 05/07/2020
035 Rick Wilcox - Mountain Rescue Service 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 circumstances.
info_outline 034 Rick Estes - Warden New Hampshire Fish and Game 04/23/2020
034 Rick Estes - Warden New Hampshire Fish and Game 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.
info_outline 033 Presby Steel - Bear Safe 04/21/2020
033 Presby Steel - Bear Safe 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.
info_outline 032 Eric Blanchard - Maine Warden Service 04/09/2020
032 Eric Blanchard - Maine Warden Service 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.
info_outline 031 Elk Poacher - A Current Case in Utah 03/26/2020
031 Elk Poacher - A Current Case in Utah 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.
info_outline 030 Hunt of a Lifetime - In Memory of Naomi Swanson 03/19/2020
030 Hunt of a Lifetime - In Memory of Naomi Swanson 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.
info_outline 029 John Nores Jr - Hidden War - Reclaiming Wildlands from Drug Cartels 03/12/2020
029 John Nores Jr - Hidden War - Reclaiming Wildlands from Drug Cartels 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.
info_outline 028 Glen Lucas - Snowmobile Patrol Part II - Snow Machines, Investigations, Accidents, and Pursuits 02/27/2020
028 Glen Lucas - Snowmobile Patrol Part II - Snow Machines, Investigations, Accidents, and Pursuits 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.
info_outline 027 Glen Lucas - The Snowmobile Patrol - Part One 02/13/2020
027 Glen Lucas - The Snowmobile Patrol - Part One 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
info_outline 026 Praveed "Abe" Abraham - Warden Pennsylvania Game Commission 01/30/2020
026 Praveed "Abe" Abraham - Warden Pennsylvania Game Commission 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.
info_outline 025 Jim Cyrs - New Hampshire Game Warden, Snowologist & North Woods Law 01/16/2020
025 Jim Cyrs - New Hampshire Game Warden, Snowologist & North Woods Law 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.
info_outline 024 Capt Tom Caifa - New York's 140th Anniversary Conservation Protection 01/02/2020
024 Capt Tom Caifa - New York's 140th Anniversary Conservation Protection 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.
info_outline 023 Colonel Eddie Henderson - Georgia DNR 12/19/2019
023 Colonel Eddie Henderson - Georgia DNR 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.
info_outline 022 Mark Ober - North Country Game Warden 12/05/2019
022 Mark Ober - North Country Game Warden 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.
info_outline 021 Bryan Koontz - Guidefitter 11/28/2019
021 Bryan Koontz - Guidefitter 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.
info_outline 020 Ron Ollis - Operation North Coast - Ohio DNR Special Ops & Investigation 11/21/2019
020 Ron Ollis - Operation North Coast - Ohio DNR Special Ops & Investigation 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.
info_outline 019 David Loewen - Montana Fish and Wildlife - Chief Law Enforcement 11/07/2019
019 David Loewen - Montana Fish and Wildlife - Chief Law Enforcement 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.
info_outline 018 Mark Rutkowski - The Bear Trap 10/24/2019
018 Mark Rutkowski - The Bear Trap 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.
info_outline 017 John Nores Jr - Before the Weed 10/10/2019
017 John Nores Jr - Before the Weed Before John Nores retired and wrote his book Hidden Wars, he was a Game Warden for the State of California. There he trained and learned and developed his skills that would eventually take him to a special task force called MET- Marijuana Enforcement Team. Through MET, John dealt with thousands of members of drug cartels where he discovered that the cartel operations were growing toxic marijuana, destroying habitats and natural resources, and leaving behind an environmental disaster.
info_outline 016 Sgt Todd Szewczyk 09/26/2019
016 Sgt Todd Szewczyk Todd Szewczyk is a retired Sargent with NH Fish and Game. Todd shared a similar timeline as Wayne did and has many colorful stories to tell about life on the job as a Game Warden. We cover a near death experience, snorkling for pagers, and a new phenomenon -investigation using Facebook.
info_outline 015 Nick Brunson - Nevada Fish and Game Warden 09/12/2019
015 Nick Brunson - Nevada Fish and Game Warden Nick Brunson is a Nevada Fish and Wildlife Warden. Nevada is some vast wild west territory and Nick has 9000 square miles to cover on his patrol. With only 31 Warden's in the state, it can be overwhelming and Nick often times will camp out as he attempts to catch a poacher instead of returning home for the night. It's just part of the job.
info_outline 014 Jen Wolf - Michigan DNR 08/29/2019
014 Jen Wolf - Michigan DNR Jen Wolf is with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and has seen a variety of work over the last 21 years. Jen has spent time on the Michigan State Police, as a VCO and also was involved in the environment enforcement of the Flint Michigan Water Quality issue. Physical fitness is a priority for Jen and she says that the job has always had it's challenges, but says your reaction is how you keep chaos under control.
info_outline 013 Grant Hacking - Wildlife Artist 08/15/2019
013 Grant Hacking - Wildlife Artist 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.
info_outline 012 Kris MacCabe - Maine Warden Service 08/01/2019
012 Kris MacCabe - Maine Warden Service Hitting clean up is Kris MacCabe as part of our interview series of North Woods Law Warden's as a lead up to the North Woods Law Throwdown Softball Game. Kris is a competitive guy with a passion for the woods of Maine and the Maine Warden Service. Our Sponsors: Here's What We Discuss: The Maine Warden Services A Name Back to 1880 Vacationland vs Live Free or Die Search and Rescue, Police in the Woods Competitive 2 Weeks to 2.5 Year Search A K-9 and Return to Base Warden Search vs Volunteer Search Sighting and False Sightings Hunting and Search for Closure Not a Job, It's a Lifestyle The Earle of Errol The People's Game Warden A Warden's Reputation - Healthy Fear Role Reversal, Mrs MacCabe Hunting Under the Influence The Red Coats My Neighbor was a Really Good Night Hunter A Decoy and a Backyard Case A Preemptive Warrant A Birthday Gift with Deer All Around The Canadian Did It Red Handed Night Hunt Standby to Standby, Nerve Racking Manhunt for Corp Cole's Killer FBI Agents and Clearing the Cabin North Woods Law Game Wardens are Curious We Always Have the Best Spots Nothing Good Happens After Midnight Airing in Germany, Less Commercials in Europe Find More Here:
info_outline 011 Eric Fluette - The Job of a Game Warden - Part Two 07/25/2019
011 Eric Fluette - The Job of a Game Warden - Part Two Eric Fluette covers the north east region of New Hampshire and is the operator handler for K-9 Moxie. This is part two of a two part interview. We discuss moose season, accidental moose shootings, scuba diving in the Carribean, and a few rescue missions turned recovery.
info_outline 010 Eric Fluette - The Job of a Game Warden - Part One 07/11/2019
010 Eric Fluette - The Job of a Game Warden - Part One Eric Fluette covers the north east region of New Hampshire and is the operator handler for K-9 Moxie. This is the first of a two part interview. We discuss the beginning of Eric's career, to Alaska, to the seacoast of NH and eventually to northern New Hampshire. And we tell a few great stories too.
info_outline 009 Greg Sirpis - Maine's Operation Game Thief 06/27/2019
009 Greg Sirpis - Maine's Operation Game Thief Poaching is no different than stealing from a grocery store. Backed by the members of Maine's Operation Game Thief (OGT), Greg Sirpis strives to lead Maine's charge against poachers. As Chairman of the Board for Maine's OGT, Greg's mission is to protect Maine's natural resources. By organizing and promoting, educating, and making reporting easier for everyone, Greg hopes to catch one poacher at a time and reduce the number of animals and fish that are illegally taken in Maine every year.
info_outline 008 Sgt Aaron Cross - Live at Cabelas 06/13/2019
008 Sgt Aaron Cross - Live at Cabelas From the 2019 Maine Moose Lottery, we sat down with Sgt Aaron Cross from the Maine Warden Service. As regular on the North Woods Law television program, Aaron has many stories to share that reflects his career as a Maine Warden, his involvement with Operation Game Thief, and International Wildlife Crime Stoppers.
info_outline 007B Ashley Mayers - Salt of the Earth Artist 05/30/2019
007B Ashley Mayers - Salt of the Earth Artist Sometimes it's not just about the Wardens. In this case, Ashley Mayers is the artist behind the Warden's Watch logo and also girlfriend of Eric Hannett. We go behind the scenes and discuss life with a good friend of the conservation community.