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Oct 24, 2019

Mark Rutkowski is one of six supervisors for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  Mark started out as a deputy and eventually worked his way into a full time Warden. Mark has been involved in many interesting game thief investigations over the years in a state with a rich tradition of hunting.  Mark shares with us many stories on this episode.

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Here's What We Discuss:

  • One of 6 in the State of PA
  • The Deputy Program 325
  • There for Resources Not Money
  • Special Tactical Team
  • Rhodesian Army
  • Being Comfortable in the Woods
  • The Creek Thing
  • The Bear Trap
  • A Conservation Land, Sweeping for Mines, Open for Hunting
  • Paramedic in Scranton
  • 10 Deputies that Became Game Wardens
  • On the Job Training
  • A Culture
  • 1% of the Hunting Population in PA
  • 1st Day Deer Season is Like Xmas
  • Saturday Afternoon after Thanksgiving
  • Hunting Tradition and Participation
  • A Sportsmen's Meeting, Antler Restrictions
  • Poacher, Killing Several Hundred Deer
  • Ring Bologna - A Christmas Sausage
  • A Stolen Car, Another Poacher
  • Chop Shop and Burglary 
  • An Attorney on Retainer, Career Criminal
  • Three Point Restrictions, Controversial to Support
  • 800+ lbs Black Bear, Pike County
  • 25 Group Hunting Parties, But No Baiting
  • Half Finished Mounts, Stolen Mounts
  • Two Hides, Cutting Tags, He Ratted On Himself

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