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New National Geographic series filmed locally

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
11/24/2010

From the producers of “Deadliest Catch,” “Axe Men” and  “Ice Road Truckers” comes another action-packed series, “Wild Justice.”

The premier episode, “Thrill Killers,” airs on the National Geographic Channel Sunday, Nov. 28, at 9 p.m., followed by a second episode, “Marijuana Mountains,” at 10 p.m.

See a trailer, photo galleries and play a simulated night patrol on the National Geographic website, nationalgeographic.com.

Visitors can click on the NATGEOTV tab, then on the Wild Justice tab.

The following episodes are scheduled to air during the next two weeks.

 

“Thrill Killer”

Shasta County Warden Brian Boyd and his trainee John Fraley take an unusual approach to catching hunters suspected of trafficking bear gallbladders.

Using real bear paws to mask his tracks and a scent drag to imitate bear presence in the area, Boyd hopes to lure the hunters into a trap that will allow him to catch them red-handed.

Meanwhile, wardens Jerry Karnow and John Nores use aerial recon to track down what they believe is a thrill-killing poacher.

Later, San Francisco warden William O’Brien organizes a squad to inspect for illegal species sold in Chinatown.

The group finds a myriad of oddities, several suspicious species for sale and a suspect who eludes questioning.

Airs Sunday, Nov 28, at 9 p.m.

 

“Marijuana Mountains”

The Santa Clara Marijuana Eradication Team finds a massive grow site in the mountains.

Wardens in the Oroville Wildlife Area investigating an amorous couple hear gunshots and find some partying kids who are breaking the law.

Along the Feather River, wardens track down a carload of men they suspect of working a marijuana grow site, and in the Tehama County mountains, wardens find more than 900 marijuana plants.

Airs Sunday, Nov 28, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 p.m.

 

“Outgunned”

A team of wardens takes to the skies to coordinate an air-to-ground assault on nocturnal poachers, while another team tracks down a serial poacher who kills fawns.

A special operations unit spends Halloween capturing a deer poacher they’ve had under surveillance for weeks, and wardens Boyd and Karnow meticulously track down a meth addict who uses a bow and arrow and endangers more than one species.

Airs Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m.

 

“Deer Meat for Meth”

After getting a tip-off, John Nores and the Marijuana Eradication Team scout a grow site. A few hundred miles north, Mike Beals patrols the Oroville Wildlife Area, a county park known for rampant drug activity.

He encounters drugs, trespassers and a stolen vehicle.    Meanwhile, two squads race to capture dangerous hunters feeding their methamphetamine addictions by poaching deer.

Airs Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m.

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