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 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 - Before the Weed 10/10/2019
017 John Nores - 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: Wireless Partners Guidefitter RODgeeks North Woods Law Softball Game 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: Website Apple Podcasts Spotify Facebook Twitter Instagram Stitcher Tunein Libsyn Google Play YouTube RSS
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.
info_outline 007 Eric Hannett - Salt of the Earth 05/30/2019
007 Eric Hannett - Salt of the Earth Eric Hannett is a 16 year Conservation Officer veteran of the NH Fish and Game Department covering the Monadnock region of New Hampshire. Eric is also one of the featured Game Wardens on Animal Planet's hit television show North Woods Law. Eric says that the demands of the job are never the same and that some days he can't believe he gets paid do his job, yet other days he says he doesn't get paid enough.
info_outline 006 Norm Lewis - Maine Game Warden 05/16/2019
006 Norm Lewis - Maine Game Warden Maine is an awesome place to be a game warden. They don't call it Vacationland for nothing. Woods, waterways, mountains, oceans, coastline, Maine has it all. Similar to New Hampshire, Maine's Warden Service goes hand in hand with operations along the NH border. Norm Lewis is a great warden and woodsman. He's big, burly with a soft touch and a mean streak when needed.
info_outline 005 Graham Courtney - Seacoast Game Warden 05/02/2019
005 Graham Courtney - Seacoast Game Warden Covering the mainland is one thing, but having to cover the seacoast in addition to the mainland in a densely populated area adds a whole new dimension to being a game warden. The Joint Enforcement Agreement helps to cover an area with lots of traffic and keep the fisheries sustainable. The 13 miles of coastline in NH doesn't seem like much, but it's as active as any coastline area in the country with lots of commercial and recreational fisherman using these coastal waters.
info_outline 004 Lt David Gregory - One Vermont Moose Case that Became 9 04/17/2019
004 Lt David Gregory - One Vermont Moose Case that Became 9 We're going to Vermont on this episode to talk to an old friend Lieutenant David Gregory. It's fun when as the host of the show, I also get to be the listener. Lt Gregory has some amazing stories to share and we were able to capture them here. I was on the edge of my seat. Some of the stories we discuss are light hearted and some make you look life right in the face and realize that being a Game Warden is about life and death, and sometimes we're putting our own lives on the line.
info_outline 003 Kevin Jordan - The Colonel and I 04/04/2019
003 Kevin Jordan - The Colonel and I Kevin Jordan is a colleague and a great friend and he's the Colonel of the New Hampshire Fish and Game. I've worked side by side with the Colonel for many years and learned ton from him. Colonel Jordan is a great investigator and prosecutor. I caught 'em, he cleaned 'em as we used to say. I was a sponge when it came to working with Kevin and he took me under his wing and help me get back into law enforcement after I was shot in the line of duty.
info_outline 001 Wayne Saunders - Why I Built This Podcast - Wearing the Stetson 03/07/2019
001 Wayne Saunders - Why I Built This Podcast - Wearing the Stetson 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.
info_outline 000 And THIS is Warden's Watch... 03/03/2019
000 And THIS is Warden's Watch... Join me Game Warden Wayne Saunders and other game wardens on our adventures protecting wildlife, saving lives, and having fun while serving the public and the natural resources of our planet. Hear tales you will barely believe about encounters with poachers, wildlife investigations, murder investigations, near death experiences, search and rescues missions, and wildlife interactions from Game Wardens around the county and the world.