Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Deer Hunters Wanted.  

Mar 18, 2021

California Game Warden Lt. John Nores, now retired, has been at the forefront and on the front lines of an under-reported battle against thousands of drug cartel members who grow toxic marijuana on U.S. soil. Not only does black market marijuana cultivation undermine legitimate growers, but it endangers lives and wildlife populations unimagined. Jay breaks down the book Hidden War with Author John Nores and talks deer hunting in John's home state of Montana. 

Our Sponsors:

OnX Hunt

Here's What We Discuss:

  • Warden's Watch and Thin Green Line Podcasts
  • Whitetails and Mule Deer
  • Influences to Become a Game Warden
  • Loving Wildlife, Hunter Ethos and Conservation
  • Dumb College Kids and a Warden on Patrol, San Jose State
  • Side Note - Hunters are Not Poachers, and Vice Versa
  • Psychology of a Poacher
  • Hunters are Ethical Stewards of Wildlife, Poachers are Criminals
  • Serial Killers
  • Hitting a Nerve
  • Retirement, Sort Of - Authoring Hidden War
  • Politics, Marijuana, and Orange Buckets
  • Premise of Hidden War, Unconventional Connections to Drugs
  • Deportable Immigration, Black Market Cannabis
  • Pesticides and Insecticides
  • Human Health Issues for Cannabis Consumers
  • Nerve Toxins
  • Ah Ha Moment, Bigger Problem than Just Poaching
  • Water Diversions, Check Dams, Waterlines, Erosion, Cartel Growers
  • Tending Gardens with AK47s, Oh Crap Moment
  • Sherriff's Department MET Team
  • An Environmental Element to the Game
  • The Job is Only Half Way Done
  • Stopping the Grow, Savings the Blacktail
  • Predator, The Movie - Drug Cartel Trophy Bucks on the Wall
  • Marijuana Buds are Catnip to Deer
  • Ex-Seal Teams and Special Forces becoming Game Wardens, I Want In
  • Why Cross the Border?
  • A One Way Panga Boat in the Surf and Drug Drops in the Shadows
  • Characters, Code Names, Fur Missile Phoebe
  • Apprehension Dogs and Taking Out Grow Sites
  • Wild Justice - Female K9 Malinois
  • Dog Training - Detecting Grow Sites 2 Miles Away
  • Never Biting and Officer
  • Knuckle Bone and Pup Apollo
  • Destroying Ecologic, Developing Special Ops, Snipers
  • Frog
  • He We Got Sniper Now, On Vacation
  • Ballistics Nerd
  • 2nd Edition of Hidden War
  • Correct Gear for Different Terrains in California
  • Progress?
  • 44% Reclamation of Raided Grow Sites
  • We Failed a Bunch
  • Would Legalization of Marijuana Help Eliminate the Destruction?
  • Challenges, The Message, Joe Rogan Podcast, Outreach
  • Col Oliver North
  • The Plaza Bosses, Were Gonna Out Produce You
  • Growers are Amazing Farmers
  • Putting Down the Rifle, Picking Up the Pen
  • Needle in a Stack of Needles, Grow Reports Outpace Poacher Calls
  • The Grow Season
  • Let's Talk about Deer Hunting, An Outdoorsman
  • Hunting is Life, Strength, Confidence, Grounding
  • Timber Whitetail of Montana
  • Sneeking on those that Need to be Snuck
  • Heavy Stuff Mental from a Bust
  • An Hour and a Half Hike Each Day, Single Seat Climber
  • Video Capture Old School
  • NFL, Let's Review Some Tape
  • The Benoit Club
  • A Journal in the Stand
  • A Monster on the Main Trail
  • Scope Tattoo
  • Bucks Reacting to Change
  • Beat the Predator
  • 10 Rapid Fire Questions
  • Fill and Flow

Help Support This Show: Click Here to Support Us

Big Buck Merch: Click Here for BBR Deer Hunt Merch

FEEDBACK HOTLINE: 724-613-2825


Click Here for Patreon

Click Here for Apple Podcasts

Click Here for Stitcher

Click Here for Google Play

Click Here for Our Podcast Page

Click Here for YouTube

Subscribe to our RSS Feed

Click Here for TuneIn

Click Here for Google Podcasts

Click Here for Spotify

Click Here for Radio Public

Click Here for

Click Here for iHeart Radio

Want to Know When the Next Big Buck Podcast is Released?

Join the Club: Click Here to Join Our Mailing List

Submit A Buck: Click Here to Submit a Big Buck Hunt Pic

Big Buck Registry Social Media Links:

Facebook: Click Here for Our Facebook Page

Twitter: Click Here for BBR Twitter

Instagram: Click Here for BBR Instagram

Email Us:


Be a Guest:


This Show was Written, Edited, and Produced by Jason “Jay” Scott Ammann

Deer News Written and Recorded by Jim Keller

Deer New Contributors - Daniel Applebaum, Tim Donze, Jon Guice

Chubby Tines Tip of the Week Written by Dusty Phillips