Mar 27, 2015, 6:52

New Association For Women Conservation Officers

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:09


A new association for women conservation officers is forming and we would like to get the word out.  The National Association of Women Wildlife Officers (NAWWO).   We would like the input of our Canadian Sisters in Wildlife Enforcement as well. The purpose of this association is to recruit more women in the career, provide classes, presentations, articles, gear reviews, and general support for women in this field/career. 
Currently there is a
and a website  http://nawwo.org
for those interested in the association.   There is a board of dedicated female officers steer heading this association (similar to NAWEOA 30+ years ago) and it is currently in its infancy. The Facebook page and webpage have only been operating/live for a week but it has already generated a lot of support/interest.  Please check it out and forward to the female officers in your association. Thank you. 

If you would like to become involved, or if you have any questions please contact Lauren Lane at:


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Utah Lion Poaching Case 'Most Egregious' State Wildlife Investigator Has Seen

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:58

A joint investigation by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the federal wildlife agency uncovered approximately 18 clients since 2004 who had taken part in the illegal killing of mountain lions and bobcats.

The mountain lions and bobcats were illegally captured and maimed to make it easier for clients of a Colorado-based hunting guide to kill them, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

It's another example of the NACLEC National Strategy of working in partnership with other conservation law enforcement agencies across borders and boundaries in pursuit of wildlife criminals.

Read More at KSL.com

Game Warden of the Year – Game Warden James Fahey (Bangor, Maine)

Maine Warden Service 135th Anniversary and Annual Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 19 March 2015 13:18

AUGUSTA - Today, the Maine Warden Service celebrated its 135th anniversary at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. Included in today’s celebration was their annual awards banquet that gives special recognition to game wardens for their performance in 2014 and includes the recipient of the Maine Game Warden of the Year Award.

Game Warden of the Year – Game Warden James Fahey (Bangor, Maine) Warden James Fahey (pictured at right) is a warden whose reputation embodies the very essence of this prestigious award. He has proven that he possesses the desire and fortitude for apprehending Maine’s most serious intentional fish and game violators, while consistently garnering public support. His accomplishments complement the esteemed community of past recipients and make him highly deserving of this honor bestowed by the Maine Warden Service.

Warden Fahey has consistently demonstrated integrity, character, leadership, and professionalism throughout his career. He is highly motivated, successful, and still energetic after 21 years of service. This past fall, like every fall throughout his career, Warden Fahey demonstrated his commitment to the Warden Service's mission. He persevered and successfully captured numerous intentional violators using innovative methods to resolve complicated investigations. Warden Fahey developed statewide partnerships to execute multiple arrest warrants and search warrants to bring violators to justice.

This Department of Lands and Forests photo of game wardens from left McIntosh, Jewers, Buchanan and Jackson, was taken in October 1935 during an inspection trip. It may have been taken in the Liscomb Game Sanctuary or the Tobeatic Game Sanctuary.

Winter Is Perfect For Perusing Old Tales Of Game Wardens

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00

 I’ve learned from experience that for most wilderness canoeing enthusiasts, there are three seasons: cool early spring for the eager, black fly and mosquito time for the foolish and the colourful fall for the tenacious.


Winter is thus the best time for perusing maps, chatting with fellow paddlers and planning trips, and certainly doesn’t lack the occasional longing for an outdoor scene without slush, sleet, wet snow, hail, freezing snow, ice pellets or freezing rain.

Read More from the Chronicle Herald Halifax, N.S. Canada

British Columbia CO, "Assistance key in lake rescue"

Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:00

22 hours wet on shore

A conservation officer, who police say was instrumental in the rescue of a hypothermic man on the shore of Khartoum Lake, said the credit should go to those who assisted him.

“I realize that the RCMP give me a lot of credit here, but really there was a whole lot of people who had something to do with saving this gentleman,” said Andrew Anaka, BC conservation officer.

Anaka helped locate a 53-year-old man on Thursday, January 22, after two men were reported overdue from a fishing trip in Powell River’s backcountry.

Police contacted Anaka at about 9:30 am requesting help to locate the men.

“It’s not our mandate in the conservation service to be involved in search and rescue, but this time of year I know where people like to fish,” said Anaka in an interview with the Peak.

Read the complete story at Powell River Peak

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Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Conservation Officer'S Death

Friday, 19 December 2014 00:00

The man who killed a 23-year-old Saskatchewan conservation officer while driving drunk has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2013 collision.

Blaine Thomas Taypotat, 35, appeared Thursday in Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench, where he also pleaded guilty to drunk driving causing death.

Conservation officer Justin Knackstedt died after he was struck by an SUV on May 31, 2013, while helping RCMP direct traffic at the site of a prior collision south of Saskatoon.

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