FOR LOVE OF WILDNESS: THE JOURNAL OF A U.S. GAME MANAGEMENT AGENT
Author: Terry Grosz
Publisher: Big Earth / Johnson, Oct 2000
Eagerly anticipated sequel to Wildlife Wars. Picking up where he left off, Grosz begins with his move from a state game warden to a game management agent for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. A natural storyteller, Grosz writes about the remarkable characters he met - on both sides of the law - & the tight spots he got into. 6x9 inches, 400 pgs.
For Love of Wildness is Terry Grosz?s eagerly anticipated sequel to the stories he told in his first book, Wildlife Wars. Picking up where he left off, Grosz, who was a conservation officer for California and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 30 years, begins this new book with his move from the state to the federal level, where the cases are often bigger and more complex. Grosz?s stories are action-packed, yet always infused with his love of wildlife and the great outdoors, and he makes the urgent point in his book, as he did in his career, that our failure to protect our fragile natural resources is the same as stealing from our children and our children?s children.
?Using bravado and guile and some luck, the retired wildlife law officer many compare with Indiana Jones takes on politically connected poachers, 45 armed Italians, Russian spies and garden variety waterfowl market hunters while trying not to get whacked by the mafia. Grosz isn?t making any of this up. ? His tales have the momentum of a burning wagon rolling downhill toward a cabin full of bad guys. Above all, they are driven by Grosz?s love of wildlife and hatred of the incredible illegal slaughter that is happening in this country.? ?Ed Dentry, Denver Rocky Mountain News
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Terry Grosz worked for the California Department of Fish and Game from 1966 through 1970, and for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1970 through 1998. He lives in Colorado.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. The Russian Trawler?1
2. Forty-five Italian Shooters & Plan B?26
3. The Tahoe Truckee Roadblock?46
5. Lions One, Christians Nothing?99
6. The Airboat and a Cow Named Sue?119
7. Snow Storm Mountain?136
8. Greed Works Both Ways?157
9. Save Me!?182
10. The Butte Sink?204
12. A Dangerous but Generous Friend?270
13. Ain?t She a Beaut??296
14. The Fence?316
15. The Parachute Flare?335