Discussion in 'Media Forum' started by Geoff Randall, Jan 22, 2016.
I have to admit, I love this show...nothing staged, and professionally done.
My wife and I are regular watchers.
Regular viewer here.
I must admit, while breaking the law is despicable, I feel for the guys just trying to fill the winter freezer. The game laws and limits in Maine are quite restrictive compared to Louisiana. Having to enter a lottery, year after year, with low chances of drawing a tag, is a foreign concept here. But then, harvesting a moose would be the equivalent of slaughtering a couple of steers on our farm and a huge thrill to boot.
Yup, enjoy that one too!
Big fan here too. N.H. Fish & Game will being a similar series in the near future.
We love it in our house. I heard it is coming to an end though?
I feel the same way too when it comes to obviously economically challenged folks who run afoul of Maine's highly restrictive rules and regulations of Maine's hunting and fishing laws. I have no sympathy for poachers, those who take more than their limit when it comes to large game, and those who run down game with their vehicles and claim it was an accident just to get a tag. They do excellent work when it comes to Search & Rescue, and do double duty as local LEO's in areas that have very limited law enforcement assets.
I concur. I would MUCH rather have a local game warden coordinating the search, should I find myself in wilderness distress, than some of the wannabe SWAT-ish LEO's I have run across. When the wardens can all have a productive conversation about the places you have both hunted since you were children, it raises the confidence level.
I know my family's place in Maine had been broken into many times and the local police were of no help and even seemed bothered that we reported, dad's game cameras were stolen except one and the wardens had it sorted out within 2 days.
It is a great show. My younger son and I love it.
Little known fact if you don't live in Maine, Game wardens here have more law enforcement powers than the State police or any other local/county LEOs.
20 yrs ago there was a waiting list to get hired http://www.maine.gov/ifw/warden_service/career.html for anybody interested.
There still is and they're still pretty picky about the few new recruits who they pick to go through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy when needed.
Wife and I enjoy it. We like the follow ups on each incident.
Have not yet seen this one.. will have to keep an eye out for it
This show has encouraged my 14yo daughter to become a game warden. Not sure how far she'll go but they had a discussion with the HS counselor a few weeks ago. Great show, no drama.
That's great. I sometimes wonder if this show was around in the sixties, I'm certain I would have pursued this career. Of course, for today's candidate to be competitive, I'm thinking a degree in Environmental Engineering, with a minor in Marine Science/Biology would be just the ticket. Get advanced diving certifications, or rotary wing licenses, and who would turn you down?
I met a game warden in the bush once up in Maine. He said the show hadn't made it up to Aroostook county yet. He was a nice guy. Last name was Buuck (yup, 2 Us) if I remember correctly.
Maine is the wild west of the east. Love it
Game wardens are.. Well.. Umm..
Lests just say they dont need warrants for anything, and civil asset forfeiture is a bitch. They want it, its gone. Around here they know that, and are quite proud of it.
I live in Maine. I had a run-in this past deer season with a warden that was on the show. I set up a treestand on private property, which is allowed with some reasonable restrictions. What I didn't know is that the town had an ordinance that further restricted the state law, stating that I needed landowner permission to set a stand up in that town. The warden called me up using the tag information that I CLEARLY labeled my stand with. He complimented me on my cool treestand and professional attitude, helped me understand the laws, and then brought my stand back to me!
I love Maine wardens. If you help them, they help you. They are Maine people taking care of Maine people.
I'm new to the forum, and just beginning to soak it all in. The main reason I joined was to ask help in sourcing the awesome red (wool I think) jackets that the New Hampshire Conservation Officers wear on the show. I'd love to get one for my husband (minus the patches of course). I've been searching high and low on the internet and just haven't had any luck. Any ideas out there?
pretty sure this is it: https://johnsonwoolenmills.com/product/cruiser-jacket/
made in New England too
I get that show on discovery Canada, I'm a fan. The size of my area should have more than the 2 conservation officers we have. From that point of view. I like what I see on the show.
I used to live in Maine for 20yrs, attended Unity College for Conservation Law enforcement, Worked as both a Conservation Ranger and a Deputy Sheriff. I am also a Maine Guide. I hate to break it to you, but that show is not too real and a LOT is staged. Many of the wardens I knew were so restricted by budget issues they could barely patrol the necessary areas. TV is great at making things seem better than they are. Enjoy the show for the drama, but not for the reality.
Fact! I have many friends in the Warden Service and Marine Patrol. At one point they were restricted to sixty miles of driving per day. Now in some of the patrols in the southern part of the state that may have worked, but in any of the rural parts of the state, if an officer reported for one car/deer incident they were done for the day. I knew one Marine Patrol officer who exceeded his limit daily just driving from his home to his patrol area, ha!
I've never watched this program, but I've always found there is little reality in "reality TV".
I interned with the MP, poor bastards had to live within 15min of the coast where 98% of the state's wealth are. Basically spend their pay trying to survive. Cool job and loved the Whaler I was on!