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Feb 23, 2020

In a 23 year celebrated career filled with wild stories & tales of Game Warden lore, the beginning started with one of the biggest tragedies on New Hampshire soil.  As a conservation officer, Wayne Saunders has caught many a poacher and became a regular on North Woods Law. Now Wayne often reflects on his duties as Lieutenant while interviewing Conservation Officers from around the country on his latest retirement project, a podcast call Warden's Watch.  This is Part Two of Wayne's story.

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Here's What We Discuss:

  • Skeptic by Nature
  • Illegal Mexicans
  • Evidence is the Worst Evidence
  • Malicious vs Good Intent But a Mistake
  • Dave Paulides
  • Search and Rescue
  • Line Searching and Mobile Hikers
  • Are Cougars in New Hampshire
  • Forensic Game Lab Oregon
  • Law Against Game Transportation
  • Lacey Act - Federal Crime
  • Prosecutors for Misdemeanors or Less
  • Felonies to County Attorney
  • Fraud
  • Getting a Game Warden to Talk
  • Arthur Muse and a Mountain
  • A Shortage of Game Wardens
  • Physically Draining, Parts of the Job
  • Depends on the State
  • The Poacher's Weapons, 22s and Crossbows
  • A Suppressor in Alaska, Dinner Bell
  • Operation Game Thief, Wildlife Crime Stoppers
  • Turn in a Poacher 
  • Biologizing - No Teeth
  • Pressuring Legislators
  • No in It for the Money
  • Managing the Outdoors for You
  • Interesting Guests, John Nores, Drug Trafficking 
  • Racketeering of Game Meats, and Drugs
  • Drugs and Poaching Go Hand in Hand
  • Mob Bosses Went Down, but Not for Murder
  • A Decoy with Eagn
  • Wardens Should Share Tickets
  • Night Hunting Case are Rare
  • The Next One Is Mine!
  • 5 Cases in One Day
  • It Not Entrapment if It's Opportunity
  • Hunting is the Act of Pursuing
  • The Classic Bandits
  • A Kid Can Tell You the Truth
  • The Best Game Wardens
  • A Statue of Limitations
  • Studying the Poacher
  • 10 Rapid Fire Questions

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