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California’s Leading Wildlife Enforcement Support Organizations Merge to Create California Wildlife Officers Foundation

September 05, 2013

Merger of CalTIP and CGWF strengthens focus to raise funds and awareness about the need for strong enforcement of California’s fish and wildlife laws


SACRAMENTO (September 5, 2013) – Today the board of directors of the previously named California Game Wardens Foundation (CGWF) announced they are changing the organization’s name to the California Wildlife Officers Foundation (CWOF). The Board also announced a merger with the Californians Turning in Poachers (CalTIP) Foundation, a 30-year old organization dedicated to supporting efforts to bring poachers and polluters to justice. The name change was precipitated by a desire to be consistent with legislation enacted in 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown that changed the name of the state’s Department of Fish and Game to the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), and a more recent change from the term “Game Wardens” to “Wildlife Officers” when referring to DFW’s law enforcement officers.
The merger with the CalTIP Foundation stemmed ...

Four Arrested After Tip About Deer Poaching

November 03, 2012

By Jane Braxton Little
CHILCOOT – A citizen's tip about deer poaching turned into a multi-agency operation that resulted in the arrests of four residents in three rural counties on felony charges ranging from illegal firearms to possession of stolen cars and methamphetamines.
Nick Buckler and ...

California’s Top Game Warden Retires

August 17, 2012

California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Law Enforcement Division Chief Nancy Foley, California’s top game warden, retired Friday. In one of her last official duties, Foley presided over the California Game Warden Academy graduation in Paradise. “Chief Foley took California’s game wardens from ...

Catching up with 'justice' part of game warden show

March 25, 2012

By Tom Stienstra –
In San Francisco's Chinatown, a restaurant owner and employee were fined $10,000 for possessing 175 sport-harvested ducks and other wildlife violations.
In another episode, a man on a fishing trip who shot a sea lion was ordered to pay $51,000 to the Marine Mammal Center in ...