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WILDLIFE WARS: THE LIFE & TIMES OF A FISH & GAME WARDEN
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WILDLIFE WARS: THE LIFE & TIMES OF A FISH & GAME WARDEN

Author: Terry Grosz
Publisher: Big Earth / Johnson, Sep 1999
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-55566-246-3

Synopsis
Tales from early years as a game warden in California, matching wits with elk poachers, salmon snaggers, duck harvesters, & a host of other law-breakers. The greed of the market hunters who traffic in animals and their parts, who consider themselves above the law, place an incredible strain on America's wildlife. A natural storyteller, Grosz writes about the remarkable characters he met--on both sides of the law. Fascinating stories: hair-raising, hilarious, & heart-wrenching. 6x9 inches, 320 pgs.

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In Wildlife Wars, Terry Grosz serves up fascinating stories?alternatively hair-raising, hilarious, and heart-wrenching?from his 30-year struggle to protect wildlife in America. A natural storyteller, Grosz writes about the remarkable characters he met?on both sides of the law?as he matched wits with elk poachers, salmon snaggers, commercial-market duck hunters, and a host of other law-breakers. Best of all, though, these stories are so remarkably entertaining you won?t want to put them down.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WILDLIFE WARS
?Environmentalism meets Indiana Jones in these rip-snorting tales of a former wildlife conservation officer.? ?Publishers Weekly

?His collection of tales needs to be told, for it helps combat an enormous problem concerning our country?s natural wildlife. Grosz is obviously a very committed individual?and also a natural storyteller. ? Those who cherish the outdoors for hunting and fishing as well as those involved in environmental studies will benefit from this work.? ?Booklist

?The book is a page-turner, a remarkable if not heroic glimpse inside the cat-and-mouse competition between wildlife enforcement and wildlife poachers.? ?The Reel News

?Having had the privilege of working with Terry Grosz on wildlife stories, I know he was a master game warden. What I did not know is that he is also a master raconteur. His adventures in 32 years of enforcing wildlife law astonish even his fellow wardens, and he tells them in a way that keeps you turning the pages till there aren?t any more.? ?Ted Williams, Editor-at-Large, Audubon Magazine; Conservation Editor, Fly Rod & Reel

?This is a book locked and loaded with larger-than-life, heroic stories?written by Terry Grosz, a larger-than-life, heroic man to match. These page-turning morality tales remind us, in harrowing and frightful detail, that often the only thing standing between the public?s wildlife heritage and the bad guys who want to despoil it are the brave men and women carrying the game warden?s badge. Wildlife Wars is the new sportsman?s thriller.? ?Todd Wilkinson, author of Science Under Siege: The Politicians? War on Nature and Truth

?Because wildlife is important, wildlife law enforcement officers are important, and Terry ?Tiny? Grosz was one good one. He recounts his lively and dangerous career as a wildlife cop in the same exuberant, unpretentious style it was lived?something like Louis L?Amour meets Mike Hammer.? ?David Petersen, editor of A Hunter?s Heart, author of Elkheart and Ghost Grizzlies


** Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award **
** Colorado Book Award Finalist **

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.
1-55566-246-3
$17.00
paper
304 pp
6 ? 9
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface?ix
Acknowledgments?xv
1. Ishi-Pishi Falls?1
2. A Carload of Indians and a Trunkload of Fish?26
3. Gold Beach?36
4. Chili for Breakfast?46
5. The Big One That Didn?t Get Away?59
6. The Gunnysack?67
7. Gut Feeling?76
8. I Just Wanted a Fish for My Sick Wife?86
9. A Case of Crabs?96
10. My Friend Tom?107
11. State Line Road?115
12. Taking a Load of 4?s?153
13. The Gold Dust Twins?166
14. A Rocket in the Car?190
15. Now We Are Even?196
16. One Drop of Blood?206
17. Tinkle, Tinkle Eeeeeeee, Boom!?215
18. A Game Warden?s Ears?231
19. Crazy Joe and the Drag?239
20. Two Strikes and You Are Out!?253



 
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