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.
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 tons 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 helped me get back into law enforcement after I was shot in the line of duty.
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 endeavor 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.
After 23 years working as a Conservation Officer for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, I’m excited to start a new journey in my “retirement”.
Over the course of my career I’ve been fortunate to meet Game Wardens from across North America and while we all have a common goal of protecting natural resources, every Warden has their own stories to tell and every state has their own wildlife law enforcement culture. I’m fascinated to find out more and share with you.
I’ll bring you stories from Game Warden’s across the country. Listen to their favorite cases, worst cases, what led them to their career, and what makes their job unique.