Author, conservationist and retired wildlife officer John Borkovich interview; WOTS 044

This episode we interview John Borkovich. Author of Wildlife 911: On patrol. Take a listen to a fun and entertaining show.

About the author

The love and admiration of nature is what drew John Borkovich to the profession.  As John became more and more interested with the natural resources around him, he realized that he wanted and needed to dedicate himself not only to enjoying and respecting our wildlife, but also to protecting our fish, game, and natural resources.

John graduated with honors in 1980 from Michigan State University with a bachelor;’s degree.   John was hired as a Michigan Conservation Officer in 1985 and was given a one year freelance assignment to work around the state of Michigan.

He was part of the DNR Firearms Transition Team, and was also a firearms instructor.  He was a Field Training Officer for recruit conservation officers, and was an instructor at the Conservation Officer Police Academy held at the Michigan State Police headquarters in Lansing.  John received many safe driving awards, and received recognition for his “Fit for Duty” performances.

John was an adjunct professor at St. Clair County Community College in the criminal justice department.  He developed the curriculum for two separate courses at the college and taught the Conservation Law Enforcement and Environmental Law Enforcement classes.

He has received many awards and accommodations:  The Shikar Safari International Wildlife Officer of the Year Award and the National Wildlife Turkey Federation Michigan Officer of the Year.    John received lifesaving

 About the book

Over his twenty-seven year career as a wildlife conservation officer for the State of Michigan, John Borkovich conducted some of the most fascinating, complex, and highly successful wildlife investigations in Michigan. His collection of true stories are action-packed, suspenseful, and often humorous. Ride along on arm-chair patrol as John Borkovich outsmarts deer poachers, thwarts fish thieves, and foils outlaws and felons. John’s encounter with illegal immigrants, strange religious cults, and ordinary burglars puts his life in danger as he protects Michigan’s natural resources.




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