Rugged Justice follows Washington State's Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Program as they police the Evergreen State's unforgiving mountain terrains, twisted rainforest back roads and densely populated coastal areas. In the six-episode series, viewers follow the WDFW Police Officers as they patrol more than 42 million acres of rugged terrain, half of it heavily forested and filled with wild animals, and often dangerous people. The department's dispatchers relay more 225,000 calls annually. Each day brings new challenges and extreme danger. Whether busting poachers along the USA-Canada border, going undercover to take down traffickers in the illegal animal parts trade, or tracking and capturing bears and cougars with the one-of-a-kind Karelian Bear-Dog Unit, the officers of Rugged Justice risk life and limb to protect natural resources and serve the people of Washington.
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Crabs and a Crack Pipe 03x06
The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confront a lying hunter, catch a couple in the act of crab poaching and deal with anglers illegally snagging salmon. Finally, an officer must make a difficult decision regarding a blind mule deer buck.
Caught on Camera 03x05
Law-Breaking Father and Daughter 03x04
Fish and Wildlife officers track down a trespassing elk poacher; sick coyote reported; father-daughter duo are caught red-handed illegally harvesting white fish; officers confront a repeat wildlife offender.
Headless Elk 03x03
Washington State's Fish and Wildlife Police keep busy as they arrest a repeat criminal, discover a headless elk and go on litter patrol; commercial Canadian crabbers illegally catch crabs in American waters.
Stuck Young Buck 03x02
A salmon poacher is arrested in Seattle, while in the rainforest an officer deals with an illegal elk kill. A duck hunter with a criminal past and an illegal shotgun is confronted, and a trapped black tail deer is finally freed from a storage compound.
Cougars on the Run 03x01
Washington's Fish and Wildlife Police search for stranded cougar cubs. In the Seattle harbor, an unsuspecting rock fish poacher is arrested. A hunter driving with a loaded weapon is caught and an officer confronts a family harvesting undersized crabs.
Tackle and Take Down 02x10
Menacing bear is released back into the forest; campers have a fire in a no burn area; vessel is on the verge of sinking; boater has had way too much to drink; police confront a sex offender attempting to flee.
Brawl on the Beach 02x09
Washington's DSFW police catch a man with multiple warrants and chase after an assailant in a large beach rumble; they later deal with a salmon poacher and belligerent fishermen.
Threat to Kill 02x08
Officers protect orca whales, a mother hen and her ducklings; showdown with a repeat offender; drunk driver is arrested; black market shrimp trafficker is taken down.
Rescue on the Water 02x07