Warden's Watch

Wayne Saunders / John Nores

This podcast brings you stories from Game Wardens 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 wardens Wayne Saunders and John Nores. read less
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128 Father & Sons - with Bill, Wayne, and Aaron Saunders
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128 Father & Sons - with Bill, Wayne, and Aaron Saunders
128 Father & Sons - with Bill, Wayne, and Aaron Saunders Bill Saunders' legacy is a testament to the enduring bond between family and nature. His love for the wilderness, deeply instilled in his sons, has blossomed into a tradition that transcends generations. This Father's Day, we explore their story; it's a legacy of living off the land, teaching the next generation to hunt ethically, and nurturing a passion that would one day set a young man on a familiar career path. A family's tradition, flourishing under the canopy of the great outdoors. Our Sponsors:  Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: Dad grew up fishing and hunting  Snakes! The story of the cowboy in the woods Growing up on roadkill “I’d arrest Mom if I had to.” Adventures with Uncle Warren Learning never to waste a resource The deer that kept standing up Aaron’s first deer Bonding with your kids in the outdoors Hunting hazards: hand injuries and dented tailgates The duck that crash landed Walking through the woods with your kids; it’s about the experience Wildlife populations have changed over the years “If you’re gonna shoot it, you’re gonna eat it.” Porcupines and perch eggs Being related to a game warden can sometimes change your point of view The outdoor legacy continues in Wayne and Aaron’s children Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
127 Jason Blaylock - Mississippi
May 23 2024
127 Jason Blaylock - Mississippi
With record-high wildlife populations, Mississippi’s generous bag limits make it an attractive destination for hunters of all kinds, and game wardens are busy almost year-round. After 23 years with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP), Lt. Jason Blaylock has made substantial contributions to wildlife conservation and law enforcement in the Magnolia State, and was recently named the National Wild Turkey Federation Conservation Officer of the Year by the MDWFP. Lt. Blaylock joined us at NAWEOA. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: ·       Mississippi wardens are busy with game issues for much of the year ·       Working the famous river ·       Close to 200 officers in MS ·       Passing knowledge to the next generation of officers ·       Teaching methods have changed with technology advancements ·       Started school in a pre-med program ·       “I can’t see myself not being outside.” ·       A coincidence that led to a career ·       Many rural game wardens are ‘the’ local law enforcement ·       Opening day is like Christmas ·       Snakes! ·       MS game wardens used to sell licenses from their trucks and homes ·       Bag limits in Mississippi ·       No deer tags required ·       250+ spotlighting cases ·       13-year-old night hunters ·       Thanksgiving 2017: an unforgettable night hunting case ·       The repeat, repeat, repeat young offender ·       Suppressors are becoming more common in MS ·       Technology advancements are changing the way game wardens do business ·       The diversity of Mississippi provides a multitude of opportunities Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
126 For the Fallen: Julian Keen – Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
May 16 2024
126 For the Fallen: Julian Keen – Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
126 For the Fallen: Julian Keen – Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission  Florida FWC Officer Julian “Batman” Keen was known for his bright smile, relentless enthusiasm, and deep commitment to the people and wildlife of his home state. On a quiet Sunday morning in 2020, he heard a crash outside his home and looked out to see a truck driving recklessly. He gave chase without hesitation, eventually intercepting the hit and run suspect - who escaped - but inexplicably returned to the scene, opened fire and sped away. Officer Keen was 30 years old. His friend and mentor, FWC Lt. Pam Steelman shares the legacy of a remarkable young man, determined to fulfil a lifelong dream, and give back to the community he loved - and who loved him so dearly in return. “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes; it is how they lived.” ~ National Law Enforcement Memorial, Washington, DC Our Sponsors:  Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
125 Maple Syrup – With Chris Simmons & Ken St. Pierre
Apr 25 2024
125 Maple Syrup – With Chris Simmons & Ken St. Pierre
Late winter and early spring can find a New England game warden with a little more free time than they’re used to, and many have found a sweet way to tap into one of the nature’s greatest springtime gifts. As maple syrup season draws to a close, we catch up with Maine’s Chris Simmons, of Simmons and Daughters Sugar House, and Ken St. Pierre, of Big Lake Maple in New Hampshire, to learn just what it takes to run a successful sugar house. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: ·        Chris got started making syrup with his brothers on the family farm ·        Tapping and processing with whatever they could find ·        Ken was inspired by a colleague who tapped ·        “That’s an awful idea.” ·        Rebuilding a 100-year-old evaporator ·        The expense of expansion ·        Buckets vs. tap lines ·        Weather has made this season’s sap run unpredictable ·        Syruping can be an activity for the whole family ·        Can be as basic or as complex as you want it to be ·        “A heat source, a thermometer, a vessel, and sap.” ·        Make room for friends and neighbors! ·        Chris’ recipe for maple hot dogs ·        Natural syrup is an antioxidant ·        More than a topping: cooking with maple ·        Travel-sized containers can come in handy ·        Where to find Chris and Ken’s websites Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TGL037 Kevin Estela
Apr 4 2024
TGL037 Kevin Estela
Kevin Estela's lifelong passion for the outdoors was kindled in childhood by his fascination with his father's WWII survival stories in the Philippines. This interest deepened through activities like hiking, kayaking, fishing, and hunting in New England, alongside reading extensively on survival and wilderness skills. Over time, his passion evolved into a profession focused on sharing his knowledge through Estela Wilderness Education, where he serves as the Owner and Head Instructor. Kevin is a prolific author with over 100 print articles in notable magazines like RECOIL, OFF-GRID Magazine, and American Survival Guide, and he has penned numerous online articles and a book titled "101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods." His expertise is recognized by various product companies that sponsor him as a Professional Outdoorsman, and he maintains a reputation for providing honest product feedback based on extensive field experience. He is a sought-after speaker and instructor across the United States and in the United Kingdom, teaching a broad range of survival skills. In 2015, he founded the Estela Wilderness Education Fund to support educational programs for underprivileged youth. Kevin has appeared on the History Channel and brings a comprehensive background in martial arts, including training in Sayoc Kali and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to his survival and wilderness instruction. His previous experience as a lead instructor at the Wilderness Learning Center, under the mentorship of survival authority Marty Simon, along with his retail and guiding experience in outdoor recreational products, has deeply informed his teaching philosophy and approach. Additionally, Kevin has a solid foundation in education and athletics, being a full-time high school history teacher and a former track and field coach, with degrees in American Studies and Secondary Education. His multifaceted expertise in survival skills, martial arts, and education makes him a uniquely capable and enriching instructor to his students. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
124 Kandy Klosterman – Ohio Division of Wildlife Chief of Law Enforcement
Mar 22 2024
124 Kandy Klosterman – Ohio Division of Wildlife Chief of Law Enforcement
From humble beginnings fishing the tranquil lakes of Ohio to her current position as Chief of Law Enforcement for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division, Kandy Klosterman is no stranger to blazing trails. As the state's pioneering female wildlife investigator, she spearheaded numerous high-profile cases, earning multiple accolades along the way – including the prestigious Guy Bradley Award for lifetime contributions to wildlife law enforcement. With a career spanning nearly three decades, her commitment to safeguarding Ohio's natural resources, mentoring the next generation of officers, and championing the inclusion of women in wildlife conservation sets the standard for excellence. We can’t wait to see what she does next! Our Sponsors:  Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: Accepted Chief of Law Enforcement position in June 2023 Grew up fishing and hunting with her grandfather in Ohio Mentors are essential “You’re not born with a shotgun or fishing rod in your hand.” Worked mowing grass on ODNR property “I want to be a wildlife officer!” Volunteering led to a part-time position Only woman in the Academy in 1998 Mentoring the next generation of officers All staff take part in educating new cadets 1920s saw the first female wildlife officer in Ohio 15 female officers in 120 years, but more all the time Early career involved several areas of the state Wildlife investigator for 21 years Adventures in undercover work Ohio’s Women Officers of Wildlife group Female Wildlife Officers in OH wore men’s uniforms until the mid-90s Ohio DNR organization and command structure Nearly three-decade career Statewide working groups: “I don’t have to know everything.” Leveraging drone capabilities Plans to expand Search & Rescue Accreditation program for outfitters and guides A fraudulent interstate outfitter case Encouraging the next generation of female WOs “Someone taught you, now you need to teach them.” Working with cadets brings you back to your roots Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TGL036 Karen Hunter
Mar 14 2024
TGL036 Karen Hunter
Karen Hunter is a prominent figure in the firearms and defense community, contributing significantly through her writings, instruction, and advocacy. Her extensive work includes contributions to major print publications like Personal Defense World Magazine, Ballistic Magazine, Gun Primer Magazine, Concealed Carry Handguns Magazine, and Skillset Magazine. Beyond print, Hunter is active in digital spaces, contributing to platforms such as NRA’s America’s 1st Freedom and Getzone. This blend of print and digital outreach underscores her influence and commitment to Second Amendment and personal protection issues. Beyond her writing, Karen Hunter is deeply involved in firearms education and safety. As the Senior Range Officer for Force Options USA, she plays a pivotal role in firearms training and safety instruction. Her certifications in defensive handgun and carbine instruction further demonstrate her expertise and dedication to responsible firearms use and self-defense training. Her advocacy extends to public speaking and digital appearances, where she has been a guest on various podcasts, sharing her knowledge and views on gun rights, self-defense, and firearms education. Her active involvement in the community, both as an educator and a communicator, highlights her commitment to advancing the conversation around the Second Amendment and personal defense in a responsible and informed manner. Hunter's work embodies a blend of advocacy, education, and communication, positioning her as a significant voice in the firearms and personal defense community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
123 Sheila Paquette – Rhode Island
Mar 8 2024
123 Sheila Paquette – Rhode Island
Sgt. Sheila Paquette can only be described as a trailblazer for women in conservation law enforcement. During her nearly 29-year career with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, she has excelled in accident reconstruction and forensic investigation, is a multi-disciplinary trainer, boat handling instructor and Master Captain, was the agency’s first Detective – and did we mention she’s also active with both NAWEOA and the North American Game Warden Museum, an avid photographer, passionately community-minded, and a mom? On this International Women’s Day, join us for a conversation with an officer who not only challenges stereotypes, but leaves no boundary untouched. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: ·        Born and raised in Rhode Island ·        Hired in 1995 ·        Beginning her 29th year with RI Dept of Environmental Management ·        Exposed to the outdoors from a young age ·        Interned with the state to build volunteer hours ·        Encouraged to apply by a coworker ·        “I didn’t know what I was getting into.” ·        Working in fish identification ·        A fish that had never been documented in RI ·        Joined at a time when few women were game wardens ·        Misconceptions around women in law enforcement ·        Camaraderie and networking opportunities at field days ·        “Almost like a mini family.” ·        Joining the North American Game Warden Museum ·        The Memorial Paving Stone project and scholarship program ·        Tune into the Warden’s Watch podcast episode about the museum ·        An autopsy led to an interest in accident investigation and reconstruction ·        Every boat accident has a critical moment ·        First Detective in the agency ·        The challenge of attracting more women to law enforcement ·        Finding your niche and learning from everyone you can ·        Obtained a 50-ton boat Master Captain’s license in 2006 ·        Teaches boat handling and captains’ courses ·        Gaining confidence through experience ·        “You can do anything you put your mind to.” Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
122 Texas K9 Teams – With Royce Ilse, Kevin Winters & Joni Owen
Feb 23 2024
122 Texas K9 Teams – With Royce Ilse, Kevin Winters & Joni Owen
Since the early 20th century, the term “K9” has stood as both a clever play on words and a symbol of unity and partnership between law enforcement officers and their four-legged companions. Recognizing their increasingly valuable contributions to public service, the Conservation Canine Officers Association (CCOA) was founded in 2020 to promote professional development and support for conservation canine teams in North America and beyond. From the CCOA’s annual conference in Newry, Maine, we sit down with Texas wardens and K9 handlers Royce Ilse, Kevin Winters, and Joni Owen to explore the world of conservation K9 handling, the roots and growth of the CCOA, and more! Our Sponsors:  Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: Texas K9 officers are currently Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds Different K9s are trained in different specialties Dogs will provide both obvious and subtle cues when alerting Received training in Utah Currently seven trained conservation K9s in the state Membership in CCOA has helped build connections Training a cadaver dog K9s can distinguish between human and animal remains Giving up a K9 partner Building partnerships at the state and federal level The first shark fin case in San Antonio Training to differentiate between different species and cuts of fish How boat inspections are conducted Combatting the illegal sea turtle trade  CCOA is on Facebook Hopes for the future of the organization K9s can be used in multiple complex situations Kevin’s hat! Support the CCOA Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Great American Outdoor Show with Cole LeTourneau – NH Fish & Game
Feb 9 2024
Great American Outdoor Show with Cole LeTourneau – NH Fish & Game
From the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, we catch up with New Hampshire Fish & Game CO Cole LeTourneau, at the show promoting careers in wildlife and resource protection, and recruiting for his home agency. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: ·        New Hampshire is hiring! ·        Working on the coast ·        Coastal wardens are deputized for Federal enforcement ·        New Hampshire’s many fishing and hunting options ·        More open access land than many states ·        Contentious trail cameras ·        New regulations for tree stands ·        Many landowners will post permission and guidelines on their property ·        An unforgettable poaching case ·        “I killed seven deer.” ·        A dumped deer leg… with a registration seal ·        Persistence paid off ·        Cole’s background ·        No one’s path to becoming a game warden is the same ·        “If this is your dream, you can get here.” Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
121 CJ Box – “Three-Inch Teeth”
Feb 1 2024
121 CJ Box – “Three-Inch Teeth”
Fans of Joe Pickett rejoiced at the news that the 24th offering in the bestselling series would be available in early 2024. Now on the eve of the book’s release, celebrated author CJ Box returns to Warden’s Watch to discuss “Three-Inch Teeth”, a pulse-pounding tale that sees Joe join Wyoming Game & Fish’s Predator Attack Team on the hunt for a rampaging killer grizzly - but in true Box style, the bear may not be the biggest threat in the high country. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet North American Game Warden Museum Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: ·        Inspiration for the latest book ·        Unprovoked bear attacks seem to be on the rise ·        A tragic ambush that killed an experienced guide ·        Same bear attacked the investigators’ helicopter ·        Investigators could not determine any reason for the animal's aggression ·        Public safety vs. wildlife conservation ·        Wyoming Game & Fish’s Predator Attack Team ·        Bear attacks can happen quickly ·        Book raises thought-provoking ethical questions ·        A landmark corner crossing case in Wyoming ·        The mythology of bears ·         An update on the Joe Pickett television series ·        Incorporating technical accuracy into the story ·        “Three-Inch Teeth” will be available in hardcopy and digital formats ·        Preorder and find book tour dates at cjbox.net Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Warden News - January 2024
Jan 26 2024
Warden News - January 2024
Warden News - January 2024 Pennsylvania: Drone case https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/lancaster-county/pa-man-first-cited-recovering-deer-drone-lawmaker-proposes-change/521-001ae710-0f20-488e-88b2-baca39e45f36 Alaska: Hunters Pay 'Deerly' for Violations Alaska Wildlife Troopers, along with assistance from US Forest Service Law Enforcement, increased their enforcement presence during the Southern Southeast Sitka Blacktail deer “rut” in early November of 2023. This operation included the use of increased manpower, 12 patrol vehicles, 4 patrol vessels, 5 artificial wildlife, and a lot of rain gear. The program targeted two main areas of concern that the public has made complaints about over the last couple of years: Spotlighting and shooting from the roadway, and resulted in multiple charges. Southeast hunters pay deerly for violations in large-scale joint state-federal operation | Juneau Empire New Hampshire: Hiker Recovered from Mount Guyot Hiker Recovered from Mount Guyot – NH Fish and Game Department (nhfishgame.com) Montana: Eagle investigation https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2023/12/14/montana-bald-eagles-killed-simon-paul-travis-branson/ Wyoming: Retired US Forest Service officer convicted of six felonies. https://oilcity.news/crime/2023/12/12/powell-man-convicted-for-defrauding-the-u-s-forest-service/ Virginia: Duck Poachers Caught After Posting to Social Media Poachers Who Shot 100-Plus Ducks Over Bait Posted Pile Pics, Got Caught (outdoorlife.com) Georgia: Officials searching for people wanted for questioning after fish hatchery damaged https://www.wsbtv.com/news/officials-searching-people-wanted-questioning-after-georgia-fish-hatchery-damaged/75OAKR3XPNC53J6Q7MI3SIYNTY/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
120 Marshall Nych – International Game Warden Magazine
Jan 19 2024
120 Marshall Nych – International Game Warden Magazine
Since its inception in 1984, International Game Warden Magazine has become known as the industry standard trade publication for wildlife professionals worldwide. Published in association with the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association (NAWEOA), each quarterly issue is jam packed with features ranging from emerging technologies and detailed case investigations to book reviews and recipes. In this episode, editor Marshall Nych highlights some of the first-rate content you’ll receive when you subscribe. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: ·        Submitted first story to the magazine in 2010 ·        Joined IGW staff in 2015, became editor in 2021 ·        Full-time teacher, part-time Deputy Game Warden (Ret.) ·        Game wardens have the best stories, they just need to be told ·        Each issue has a theme ·        Regular features include: o  Front Lines o  Behind the Badge o  Timber-Tech o  Technology Toolbox o  Voices From Abroad o  Marshall Law o  International Digest o  book reviews, agency profiles, wild game recipes, and more! ·        Available in both hard copy and digital subscriptions ·        Anyone can subscribe on the IGWM website Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches   Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
119 Martin Thabault – Environment & Climate Change Canada
Jan 5 2024
119 Martin Thabault – Environment & Climate Change Canada
The Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is the Canadian equivalent to both the US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and like the US agencies, ECCC is responsible for the protection and conservation of both the environment and wildlife for future generations. As a Law Enforcement Specialist and Operations Manager for ECCC, Martin Thabault’s responsibilities can extend from the Artic, Pacific, and Atlantic Oceans to the longest undefended border in the world.  Our Sponsors:  Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here’s what we discuss: What is the Wildlife Enforcement branch of Environment & Climate Change Canada? Martin’s background and path to Ottawa ECCC Wildlife Enforcement branch currently has nearly 100 officers Main mandate is illegal wildlife trade and protection of migratory birds ECCC also acts as a safety net for the protection of endangered species  Officers in remote areas can deal with both environmental and wildlife enforcement Where’s Nunavut? A duck baiting case in Quebec Business was charged multiple times Illegal logging and the import business Identifying and sampling European eels; “a bit of a grey and slimy area.” The value of sharing knowledge and experience Working in coordination with US officers is beneficial to both agencies Adapting to new and emerging technologies can be challenging Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden’s Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices