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Game Wardens’ Best Friends Have Four Feet

April 25, 2014

Game Wardens’ Best Friends Have Four Feet
Thank you to author James Swan for the following article on the importance of our K9 Patrol Teams in California.
Game wardens in general are a mystery to most folks, or at least they were until recently. Underfunded and unrecognized, little was known about just who game wardens actually were and what they do—until the recent flock of reality TV shows about them.
Suddenly the men and women of the “Thin Green Line” have become celebrities. California game wardens tell me that since the Wild Justice series has been on the air on the National Geographic Channel, people stop warden trucks for autographs, requests for personal appearances have dramatically increased, applications to become a game warden have skyrocketed, and some people in the field have confessed to crimes when they saw that the person who was questioning them was one of the featured wardens on the show.
One of the biggest stars of the show can’t sign any autographs, but she definitely can put down paw ...

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 ...

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 ...