War In The Woods : Game Wardens Taking On Cartel Marijuana Growers ~ VIDEO

American Zealot Productions
American Zealot Productions

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- A new 24-minute documentary WAR IN THE WOODS: Raid to Reclamation has just been released by producer Rick Stewart of American Zealot Productions. ( www.americanzealotproductions.com )

In WAR IN THE WOODS: Raid to Reclamation, Rick Stewart and his crew take the viewer on missions with the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET), a recently developed special operations tactical unit of California game wardens.

The MET introduces the viewer to a new world of outdoor public safety threats, egregious environmental crimes and widespread wildlife destruction. Throughout the documentary, the wardens show us the impact of marijuana cartel trespass cultivation operations the team has battled for the last three and a half years. Over that time period the team has gone on 583 missions, eradicated 2.1 million poisoned marijuana plants, arrested 745 armed felons, confiscated 433 illegal firearms, removed 335 tons of grow waste, fertilizers, toxic poisons and pesticides, removed 1.65 million feet (311 miles) of black plastic irrigation pipe and removed 614 illegal dams.

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Also highlighted in the story is the team’s lifesaving K-9 Phebe, who has 114 physical apprehensions in the last three years and over 700 additional arrests on armed and dangerous felons over her 11 year career.

While California has the greatest number of illegal marijuana grows on state and federal wildlands, as of 2015 at least 21 states and 67 national forests have also reported finding large trespass marijuana grow sites tended by organized crime. In addition to dangers to recreationists, these grows also typically use large volumes of illegal pesticides and fertilizers that poison water sources and consume considerable water that would otherwise be used by farmers and wildlife.

Little wonder then that according to the FBI, game wardens are now seven times as likely to be assaulted with a deadly weapon as a police officer or deputy sheriff.

Besides the 6.5 million NRA members who will have access to it on NRA TV, the documentary will also launch worldwide on Apple TV and Sportsman Channel. The film is the second in a two part documentary series that was inspired by the non-fiction book, WAR IN THE WOODS: Combating The Marijuana Cartels On America’s Pubic Lands by Lt. John Nores Jr. and James A. Swan, Ph.D. The book has been endorsed by Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Congressman Jared Huffman, and editor/publisher of the Outdoor Wire Jim Shepherd.

The situation in California is not unique for law enforcement protection for wildlands. There are fewer US Fish and Wildlife Service Special Agents, about 250, than there are whooping cranes — about 340. Numbers of all state and federal conservation officers on wildlands are declining.

A decade ago there were nearly 1000 Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s), today there are 550 to cover all the nation’s National Forests. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for managing more land than any other federal conservation agency and yet there are only 300 BLM law enforcement officers. There are 1500 Rangers for all the US Army Corps of Engineers made-made lakes and recreation areas for the entire US, and in most cases they do not carry firearms. In 2005 there were 1548 National Park Service Rangers. By 2014, there were 1,322 and less than 400 seasonal rangers.

Right now there are approximately 7,000 state game wardens for the entire US; about as many men and women as the New York City Police Department deploys on Times Square at New Year’s Eve.

War In The Woods: Raid To Reclamation
War In The Woods: Raid To Reclamation

Fewer officers and more crime means that it’s increasingly dangerous to be a wildlands law enforcement officer. National Park Rangers and Forest Service Rangers have become the federal law enforcement officers most likely to be assaulted in the line of duty. For example, PEER, (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) reports that there were 34 incidents involving attacks on US park rangers in 1995, but by 2005 there were 477 – a 13-fold increase.

According to PEER, in 2012 reported assault incidents rose more than 40% in wildlife refuges and in areas patrolled by the U.S. Park Police, and by more than 12% in national parks, and many assaults were not reported in final tolls. And according to the FBI, game wardens are now seven times as likely to be assaulted with a deadly weapon as a police officer or deputy sheriff.

  • For media inquiries of WAR IN THE WOODS the documentary film contact: Rick Stewart at r[email protected]
  • For media inquiries or a review copy of WAR IN THE WOODS the book, contact: James A. Swan at [email protected]

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At wild bill, Well, I’m gratified that I convinced you that it JUST isn’t for you. Deliberately forgetting an extensive history with all its different beneficial aspects and the inability to see an oncoming idea whose time has come is a demonstration of wilful ignorance even if you can not comprehend reality in a major market now in billions of dollars. And GAINING ongoing momentum daily. But never the less, to each his on. I suffered a life changing event NEVER to forget. If it had never happened, dear wild bill,we would mostly agree on Prohibition as I once did.… Read more »

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At wild bill Well, what do you say when I already know that my drug test comes back NEGATIVE? Even when pot eventually IS legal all over. Just becuz it’s now legal doesn’t mean EVERYONE has to get out there and buy. And try. No, it is that opposing BRUSH FIRE viewpoint that mostly gets your panties in a tight bunch. Holier than thou against dissent. That scratching biting kitty that won’t be quiet or go willingly back into the bag. And I relish pointing out the OBVIOUS. Thank God in Heaven for each of the Amendments to our Bill… Read more »

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@dj, Your very writing is a complete argument against marijuana use.

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At gregory ramoo, Well, if you had something to say it probabally WOULD sail right on through. Just saw the 5:30 pm national news as reported by Scott Pelly on NBC and public acceptance of good ole pot is at an all time high at 61 percent up 5 points from last year. It’s up to 71 percent approval in those states already with relegalization to continue WITHOUT federal interference. And Texas MAY get it’s 1st dispensatory in Houston later this year. And with total sales to hit $21.8 billion (that’s 21,800,000,000 dollars) by 2020, it’s going to be a… Read more »

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Gregory Romeu

I seriously do not understand why a lot of our comments are awaiting moderation but people’s incessant rants that are far off topic, like DJs go right through? Just sayin-

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At gregory rameu This wasn’t a psychological rant. Your original disjointed post WAS. Everything that I put in there is a matter of fact. And I have a library to back it up.You probabaly DON’T. My feedback on ebay got up to 1880 something transactions before I said that I had enough documentation. It is self evident THAT the reason these 2 legged cockroaches are taking over the National Forests is the result of the policy of Prohibition. It’s Economics 101. The Love of Money, honey. Sort of like gravity. It can NOT be repealed. That is immutable. As before,… Read more »

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To gregory Remeu, Yes Cannabis was in the United States Pharmacopoeia until convieniently omitted in 1941. I have several older copies. Nylon was patented in 1935. Hemp was outlawed as a a farmers crop in 1937 with cannabis taxed at $1.00 per ounce after the NFA Act of 1934 was ruled “constitutional”. Harry Anslinger and the Assasain of Youth were goverment sponsored collusion until the 1960s. The first law against pot was directed against Mexicans in Texas in 1919 but liquor was OK.The last “Hemp for Victory” original USDA sponsored film was found accidentally in the library of congress. And… Read more »

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At wild bill, Well milk, coffee tea, tobacco and chocolate are gateway drugs by ur analogy with documented degrees of addictive qualities. And I’m addicted to the smell of gunpowder and oxygen! Duh! And I’m not a mouthpiece like you to continue the failed war on drugs while the Constitution is shredded becuz of it. I speak the truth to what is unpopular but been there done that. And enough of ur Reeefer Madness. And the shame of the heathen unbelievers like you. It isn’t the 1930s and 40s anymore. And just say Know. But not to ur monolog to… Read more »

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Gregory Romeu

Uh? dj? If it were the 1930s and 1940s they would have been selling pot heroin and cocaine over the counter at your local drug store.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Ok, dj, we got your number. You want to use drugs recreationally and not have to worry about jail time. Well, go ahead.

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Hey jambo, Once you feel your tibial (shin) bone bend BEFORE it breaks and shatters into multiple breaks like fine glass, then rips your pants sticking like a bone out of a ham, then, and only then may you dear jambo QUALIFY to give me advice. Been there, done that. Lots of crucifying pain. Twenty something surgeries. Debridements. Stainless wire for sutures. Bone grafts. Skin grafts. Muscle flaps. IVs in BOTH arms for over 2 months in the beginning. Reverse trendelenburg. Google Hoffman osteotaxis. Nice pictures. Had 6 stainless steel threaded rods embedded in my bones for 97 days. A… Read more »

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Jambo

Hey DJ,
For the benefit of all, seek some mental help.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Why doesn’t the federal and state governments simply put a bounty on the growers, producers, refiners, smugglers, handlers, pushers, and users of illegal drugs? Cash bounty, dead or alive, zero tolerance, city or country.

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Wild Bill, because then they would have to pay US the bounty and in most cases with any level of government there so many officials that have their fingers in the pie scrambling the money around they would soon lose control of the funds they needed to pay us with and THEY would soon end up with a bounty on THEIR heads!

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At wild bill No, it is not although I have had a comminuted compound fracture and can testify to the pain relieving characteristics of pot 30 + years ago. Mostly, bones stiking out of your body WILL get your attention. Been there, done that. NOT recommended. Good pot beats dilaudid that turns ur bowels to concrete for sure. Flushed more than a hundred 2mg tabs back then after I got a new girlfriend that turned me on for the 1st time. She went bonkers planning to sell them all. Had never touched pot before then. And Reefer madness be Damned… Read more »

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@dj, I probably get used to “Cannabis is Coming” but I simply can not tolerate rambling, illogical, illiterate, monologs that are the result of cannabis use. What you have written is a complete and convincing argument against gateway drugs like cannabis.

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At Mr. Romeu, Well, what do u do after the 30 days is up? You have just INCREASED the profit margins of those pervets remaining like that cockroach that just got away. So, when is the end to this crusade in sight? Been going on for near a hundred years with NO end in sight, so far. When is the next “pogrom”?. Guns blazing at 4 am? “Warriors” like you still fighting the “good fight” forever? Innocent women and children traumatized and or already claimed with wrong house and or adress. And u shot the family pet 1st. Ooops, wrong… Read more »

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@dj, damn dj? It’s, “Puff, puff PASS”! You aren’t supposed to smoke the whole joint and then grab the bong and drink the Bong Water too!

Rather than you getting all hyped up and going off on us psychologically dgpgsturbed rant, had you’ read my response to the story it was with regards of going in and taking back our national forests by removing the threats and dangers IN THE NATIONAL FORESTS and returning the national forests to the citizens.

Now get off the Internet before we come and confiscate your mother’s computer!

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At wild bill, Addiction is a medical problem-not a law enforcement problem. An addict will turn themselves in for their next fix to the doctor as a motivating factor if he has it readily available in hand. Also, glyco-heroin(e) preHarrison Act was given to given to ill babies in respiratory distress because as an analog of morphine it has a significant side effect-mucolysis. That means rhinitis that breaks up the tenacious sticky mucous that is like super glue that an acutely ill baby will surely become a statistic without the ability to expel those secretions to breathe. Also,even with an… Read more »

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@dj, I think that you want to legalize recreational drug use so that you don’t have to worry about jail time. Everything that you have written above is a well rehearsed cover story.

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Bill

Ever wonder why Mexico is a wasteland? Well there is your answer. Look at the way these people are destroying our national parks. Theyve done it to their country and now have come here to do it to ours. Oh wait, theyre just poor little migrant workers trying to feed their children right? Please.

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Yet we the people, many of us trained in the military to be able to eradicate these problems from our national forest in a very Swift inexpedient matter yet the laws of the land prevent us from doing such because we are now civilians and do not cater to a chain of command of stupidity and ignorance that would prevent Us in the first place from solving the problem hence, we are forced to sit on the sidelines and on our asses. Should the state and federal governments ever pull their heads out of their butts and realize that utilizes… Read more »

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dj

Another glaring EXAMPLE of demonstrated collateral damage BECAUSE of the policy of “Prohibition”. And a conveinient perpetual jobs program for law enforcement that never EVER will achieve victory over this literal “war” that has and CONTINUES to shred our Constitution and each of the Bill of Rights out of a percieved “necessity” to promote this incremental “war” against us all. Lock up those you are afraid of, NOT mad at. If pot was legal, and dwugs in general were regulated and taxed out in the open subject to intense regulation and scruitny, there would be no inflated profits. Then, because… Read more »

Wild Bill
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@dj, Your argument does not address the specter of addiction. In China, due to the British opium wars, whole families and generations were addicted and disabled due to drug use. The addiction was so wide spread and lasted for so many years that China was a crippled county. The government was powerless to break the addiction until Mao Tse Tung came to power. He simply sent his communist true believers from town to town burying all the addicts alive in mass pits because it was the cheapest way to get rid of them all.

Pat Kelley
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Pat Kelley

California has already made recreational use of marijuana legal. The problem is that state government oversight (licensing, inspections, environmental protection rules) makes the legal pot more expensive than the black market variety. Legal use has created a huge market, and that’s too tempting for the cartels. Worse yet, for those seeking a high, heroin is cheaper than legal pot, and heroin addiction is quickly rising in the states that have legalized pot. Legalizing drugs eliminates some problems, and creates more new ones. Revision of criminal codes can make things easier for the casual user (maximum allowable possession) and the addict… Read more »