Apr 18, 2015, 13:07

Montana Game Wardens Leaving For Greener Pastures

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 16:00

Brett Logan grew up on an Idaho ranch, and he's always loved hunting and fishing.

On top of that, he was interested in law enforcement.

Today, he's a game warden for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the perfect job for his particular set of interests.

"Early in my senior year I thought, 'Boy, that would be kind of a cool job,'" Logan said on patrol last week, as his pickup truck lurched along a bumpy road northeast of Great Falls toward the Missouri River where he would check fishing licenses for compliance.

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Guilty Pleas In York County Pennsylvania Multi-Deer Poaching Case

Guilty Pleas In York County Pennsylvania Multi-Deer Poaching Case

Friday, 27 March 2015 13:24

Individuals plead guilty to 71 charges, fines and costs total more than $23,000.

Six people from Spring Grove have been sentenced to more than $23,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to poaching 18 white-tailed deer ranging from yearlings to adult does and bucks, including a 9-point. They also were guilty of being in possession of two additional unlawful deer.

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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PH: (208) 830-6794

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.

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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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