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Those who watch the show may have seen Season 3, Ep. 9, when the wardens were called out to search for Geraldine Largay, an older woman who vanished while hiking the Appalachian Trail in July, 2013.  Today, it was announced that her remains have been found.

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Feel so sorry for the family.   What a sad ending.    But at least she was found -- and the Warden Service never stopped looking even if it wasn't a huge ongoing operation.

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Well that sucks.

I love that show.   It's one of the few that show cops in a good light.   They don't write people up too often, unless someone is really being a jerk.   They were nice guys caring for the people and animals of Maine.  

As for the operations mentioned in that article -- I'm not surprised poachers have nothing good to say about the wardens.

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Boy, do these law men go through extreme efforts to catch folks committing some very minor offenses (entrapment in some cases). Way too big brother.

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Fuck, fuck, fuck, more information on the fate of Geraldine Largay.   Apparently she survived for about 2 months lost in the woods.   She kept a journal.   She left a message to have her family contacted when her body was found.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/05/25/geraldine-largay-haunting-messages/YFbToegW6bLZgBdIEe065L/story.html

Dammit, if you are lost HUG. A. TREE.   Don't keep moving around.   You only get loster.

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I came across a show on Animal Planet called Lone Star Law that is the game wardens in east Texas. I think the first episode was 6/2 and it airs on Thursdays. I don't think I ever saw it advertised before coming across it while channel surfing.

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Sucks that it's cancelled.  I really like this show, it's a show that I'll watch every time its on no matter how many times I've seen the episode before. 

I usually turn my head during the hunting/dead animal segments but damned if I wasn't on the edge of my seat hoping that Joe would get his moose.    I'm so happy he did it and he made the shot himself. Pretty amazing for a Veteran who completely lost one eye and is almost fully blind in the other.  

I'll miss this show. Hopefully they'll still show marathons every once in a while. 

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My husband and I really have enjoyed this show, and we were sorry it was cancelled.  He rides his ATV in Maine a lot, and he and his buddies have run into a few of the game wardens- never issued any summonses, just had their registrations checked.  He said the wardens are really cool and very friendly.

Last week, hubby and his crew went way up north to Caribou, ME.  They didn't see any wardens, but at one of the coffee shops, they guys asked if the wardens ever came in.  The place went silent, and the owner said "best not to talk about those fellas around here."  Apparently there was a bit of a scandal last year when the production company had a casting call for townies.  They paid several locals to play "poachers" and set up several scenes of people being "busted" for poaching, drinking while driving, driving with loaded guns in vehicles, non registered boats/ATVs, etc.  The wardens went along with it for the sake of drama and lost credibility with the community.   That really made me really sad. 

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I will miss this show.  At least I've found the clip of the warden and some other guys chasing baby ducklings around the drained waste water treatment plant if I ever need a chuckle.  I presume I can find the woman imitating the guinea fowl that had terrorized the pit bull too--that was another funny bit!

I like the others along this line, but there was something about this one that humanized the wardens for me more than the other shows do.  For example, seeing the one young guy do a ride-along (maybe when he was a teen?) and then getting into warden school and then becoming a warden.  

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I am strangely addicted to this show and glad to see new episodes. Love to see the beautiful animals especially the loons.

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Wow, the crash scene.  Scary!  Glad he was okay.  I laughed that the VT warden he met was also driving a replacement vehicle and they decided they were "crash brothers" (or whatever they said).

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I saw that crash, and was amazed that the camera man, and the warden were both OK.

I'm watching the rerun of "The Hunt Begins", where the woman's dogs were running loose, cornered a hunter, and he had to shoot into the air to run them off.   The warden finds the owner, and she seems totally unconcerned about her dogs running loose, or threatening someone, and the warden says, that the owner understood the importance of keeping the dogs in.  IMO no she didn't, and invisible fence won't stop those dogs from running through the field, and keep going.   I bet they were chasing deer, and hunters very soon after this was filmed, because she just didn't get it.    

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Last nights new episode was bizarre.    The man who found a big snake in his bed was terrifying, and the warden being grossed out by snakes was funny.

The turkey hunter who was trespassing was so irritating.    His lame excuses for why he was hunting on posted land were pathetic, and I'm guessing he's done this before and just didn't get caught.  

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I know people are idiots about wild animals, but a woman on the NWL: NH new episode was feeding multiple bears.     She lives there with the boyfriend, and his mother, since the mother owns the house, she would also get fined for feeding bears on her property.       The girlfriend feeds a bunch of bears, plays with them, and just said she was playing tug of war with one and it knocked her down!       The woman is totally insane.   When the game warden told her what would happen when the bear broke into a neighboring house looking for food, and because it's not afraid of people, she still didn't seem to think she was doing anything wrong.     What an idiot!      

On the followup, she says the bear still comes back looking for food, and she still thinks the bears 'need' her.       What do you want to bet that she'll go back to it, and put out a bunch of bird feeders out this fall?     Some people never learn, and she's going to get some bears killed acting like this.    

Next spring when the bear comes out of hibernation, and is really hungry I bet she'll remember where there's easy food, and drop in.   

What does this woman think will happen when the bear gets hungry?   It will either wait for her to step outside, or one of the other people that live there, or break in to get food, and then the bear will die.   The woman who owns the house should have told her to get out, and not come back.    

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I saw the bear feeding episode last night, with the added information, and they claim she's not feeding bears now, but those cat food bowls certainly were full, and I didn't see any cats running around.      I think the woman thinks she's the only one who can feed the bears, and they're her friends.     I'm still stunned about her saying she plays tug of war with the bear.

I'm betting that bear feeding idiot found a way to feed the bears anyway, with a feeder back in the woods or something, and then she doesn't have bird seed, and dog food near the house.     The ranger is naive if he thinks that woman will ever quit, because she thinks the bears are her friends.   

I read about a park ranger, and he said that the saddest cases they had were the bears that were fed by people, weren't afraid of them, and stopped hunting.   In one case the bear was relocated to the other end of the park, and came back a couple of hundred miles to the same feeding place, and eventually was destroyed.    It was because of idiots like this woman.  

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Another idiot feeding bears?      I couldn't believe that man stopped after the court date, especially since it was his second time getting caught doing this.     What kind of idiot teaches a bear to come on their deck, stand on the rail and demand food, and thinks this isn't going to get the bear killed?      

I wonder what happens when any of the bear feeders sell, and then in the spring here comes the hungry bear thinking the cafeteria is still open?   

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