039 Fish and Game K-9 Units Part II

Conservation Canines or “K-9s” are a unique tool to assist Fish and Game Law Enforcement in their investigations, apprehension of violators, and conducting search and rescue missions. Conservation Officers work with their canine partners conducting tracks, area searches, evidence detection, fish and wildlife detection, and search and rescue activities. This is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series.  We share stories in this episode with Eric Fluette K-9 Moxie, Ken St.Pierre as a future handler, Bob Mancini and K-9 Ruger, and Col Kevin Jordan about the origins of the program in New Hampshire.
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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • K-9 Moxie
  • Losing Ruby
  • Moxie and North Woods Law
  • The Moxie in the Fridge
  • A Yellow Lab Learning to Swim
  • Training and Traveling to Vermont
  • Moxie’s First Find, First Case
  • Say Hi! on Camera
  • Slowing Down Moxie’s Meal
  • Learning to Track
  • A Black and Chocolate Lab
  • Names Winnie, Fin, Lake, Maple
  • K-9 Ruger
  • Eight in October
  • Utilizing Food to Perform
  • A K-9 Ruger Case
  • Recovering a Track
  • Dogs are a Force Multiplier
  • A Sabbatical 2017
  • Sugar Hill
  • Shell Casings and a Homocide
  • Criminals and Evidence Detection
  • Why Labs?
  • Gun Powder, Human Scent, Venison, Turkey and Fish
  • Raise Money to Get a Dog
  • Ruger and Ruger Firearms
  • Mark Hensel
  • The Colonel Kevin Jordan
  • Beagles, Hounds, Shepherds, and Pomeranians
  • Shelby
  • Animal Planet
  • 4-H Dog Programs
  • Ruby Paved the Way
  • A Hard Day When Ruby Passed
  • We Got ‘Em All Back
  • K-9 Funded Thru Donation
  • Non-Profit
  • Getting More Doges, One in Each District
  • Wayne’s Dog
  • 4-H Congress

038 Fish and Game K-9 Units – Part One – Dedicated to Ruby

Conservation Canines or “K-9s” are a unique tool to assist Fish and Game Law Enforcement in their investigations, apprehension of violators, and conducting search and rescue missions. Conservation Officers work with their canine partners conducting tracks, area searches, evidence detection, fish and wildlife detection, and search and rescue activities. We discuss different aspects of K-9 training and work in this episode including training with 4-H. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series and is dedicated to K-9 Ruby.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • 4H Dog Club
  • Breeds You Wouldn’t Think
  • Dogs Save Lives
  • A Podcast for Ruby
  • Sight Hounds vs Blood Hounds
  • Building Fundamentals
  • How to Get 4-H Involved
  • Lt William Boudreau – Leader of NH K-9
  • Mark Hensel and Ruby
  • Cora and Moxie Training
  • The Handler
  • Pomeranians
  • Pinching Bank Robbers
  • Helping other Agencies
  • Every Monday Dedicated to K-9 Training
  • Detection Dogs and Terrorism Training
  • Getting Certified
  • North Woods Law, Losing a Dog
  • Rin Tin Tin and Scooby Doo
  • James Benvenuti – K-9 Cora
  • Traits of a 6 Year Old Puppy
  • The Puppy with Drive and Motivation
  • Conservation Officer Relief Association
  • First Significant Find via Tracking
  • A Yellow Hard Hat
  • Starting the Track and Contamination
  • Fish, Venison, Turkey
  • Own Spot and Attitude
  • Volunteer Money for Dogs

037 Tyler Turnipseed – Nevada Dept of Wildlife

Tyler Turnipseed, former Chief Game Warden, served the Nevada Division of Wildlife for more than 20 years.  We take a look back at his career with NDOW, the legacy he’s leaving behind, and what’s in store for his future. He also gives some great advice to those looking to become a game warden.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • Chief NDOW
  • Swiss Name Origin
  • Drinking from a Fire Hose
  • A Game Warden Family Friendly
  • The 80s
  • Working in the Middle of Nowhere
  • Public Lands and High Desert
  • 31 Field Level Wardens
  • Slow Down, Sit, Watch, Observe
  • Cops, Crooks, Critters and Cases
  • Covert Ops, Elvis is in the Building
  • Jail Time for a Wildlife Case
  • First Felony Case in Nevada
  • Wildlife in Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Prostitution, Gambling
  • Drunks and Drugs
  • 9 Species of Big Game and Elk Explosion
  • Nevada Only State with 3 Species of Big Horn
  • A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear
  • DNA Testing for Problem’d Bears
  • Buck and Bull Ratios
  • Won’t Get Rich but Side Benefits are Great

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.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • Blanchett or Blanchard
  • Concord NH Police Officer
  • Stood Out in Kentucky
  • 1997 Drug Unit
  • Duck Hunting and Coastal Ducks
  • A Youth Turkey Season
  • Bowhuntingand GoPro, First Bird Video
  • Catching the Intentional Violator
  • Adrenaline Like a 10 Pointer
  • Hunting the Poacher
  • Catching 1%, We’re the Threat
  • Sometimes You Get Them a Few Times
  • Math Class and Physics
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Accelerometer, Studying Crash Sites
  • A Warden’s Podcast is Breaking New Ground
  • North Woods Law, Great Guys
  • Bit by a Dog
  • Poaching a Deer to Be on TV
  • Kids Love North Woods Law
  • North American Hair Sheep – Field Dressed
  • Who Shot the Sheep?
  • I Can Record Anyone in Maine Without a Warrant
  • A Retired UPS Driver
  • DNA and a Bow Release
  • Following a Guy to a Bar
  • Warrant for a Mouth Swab
  • Grant Writer to Professor
  • DNA is Crucial These Days – Forget Fingerprints
  • Warden Christmas Party
  • Recruitment Today, 800 to 35, A Problem
  • Quality and Trustworthy

031 Elk Poacher – A Current Case in Utah

In the first episode with John Nores Jr as co-host, we explore a bizarre 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.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • Doing and Teaching
  • Teamwork
  • A California Warden
  • Fired Up, Disgusting Poacher
  • GoFundMe
  • Corona Virus Monkey Wrench
  • Thin Green Line and Fans of North Woods Law
  • Triple Threat
  • JJ123 – Glastone Family
  • Hotline and Ski Resort
  • Dead of Winter
  • Chad Betridge – Utah
  • 5×5 Bulls
  • Shooting Elk with a 22
  • Hearing is Seeing – Critical Info
  • $40k in Rewards for Info
  • A Peregrine Falcon and Operation Game Thief
  • The Virus in Utah
  • Lock Down
  • Living in the Woods, Internet Service
  • Let’s Catch This Guy

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.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • Dead Frogs and Fish
  • Someone Is Stealing Water
  • Little Marijuana Plants Cartel North of the Border
  • Working with Narcotics Task Force
  • Winter Run Off, Human Feces, Nitrates in the Stream
  • A $20 Million Operation
  • New Wildlife Enemy – The Drug Cartel
  • Man, Game Wardens Are Good in the Woods
  • What Planet are you From?
  • Poor Horse, Dumb Kids
  • Late Season Poacher Patrol – Career Path Change
  • Outrage from the Organic Community
  • Earth Warriors
  • Don’t Underestimate the Enemy
  • Always Being Recorded, They Saw Me Pee
  • Cell Cameras and Drug Growers
  • Most Poachers Don’t Shoot Back
  • Most Are Allies with a Gun
  • But, Drug Traffickers Will Shoot Back
  • Unique K-9s Units to Smell the Enemy
  • 3 Hour Wait, Patrol Partner Shot
  • Hunting Bad Guys, with Snipers
  • Thing Were Too Quiet
  • Bad Guy God Off One Shot
  • Trauma 101, M14 Battle Rifle
  • Hard Reset, Memory Training
  • Divine Intervention
  • No Air Support, Bleeding to Death
  • Trespassing Drug Growers, a Different Mindset
  • K-9s, K-9s, K-9s
  • Thin Green Line Podcast

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.

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Here’s What We Discuss:

  • The Trailblazer, a Pioneer
  • 28 Year as a Game Warden
  • Cartel Growers, Marijuana Tactical Groups
  • California Academy Days
  • 4 Years on the Civilian List
  • California was Focused on Preservation on Conservation
  • Unity instead of Polarization
  • It Got Western Quick
  • CA Based Gang Bangers After 11pm
  • AK, 10-22, Assault Shotguns
  • Illegal Guns, Dead Animals, A Shooting Game
  • 1983, Spotlighting Cases
  • Now Thermal Imaging
  • Back Burner, Front Burner
  • Joe Rogan Show, Thin Green Line
  • General Public Doesn’t Understand the Game Warden Job
  • Illegal Baiting Cases, Known for Tactics
  • FBI Certified Shooting School, SWAT
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
  • Humility and Appreciation is the Key
  • Marijuana Specialized Department Team
  • 5-6 Week Baiting Case
  • Too Dark for Gen 2 Night Vision
  • A Major Wake UP Call, Blood Trail, and 2 Arrests
  • Navigation in the Dark
  • Nothing Better Than Being There
  • The Hidden War on Drugs and Habitat
  • Diversity and Adaptability to Protect the Environment
  • Toxins and Banned Chemicals with Drug Cartels