If all this works out the way it is supposed to you will have
a collection of stories about the life and times of an Alberta
Fish and Wildlife Officer (game warden, fish cop, fish fuzz, fins
and feathers). All the events took place from 1963 through to 1995,
between Strathmore to the south and High Level in the north. Where
appropriate names have been changed, if only to by pass any ill-conceived
lawsuits and to avoid embarrassment to anyone, especially me.
When you start out as a game warden, it always SOUNDS interesting,
but I had no idea of the problems, compromising situations, and
the pure adrenalin rushes it would produce over a span of thirty-two
years. A boat chase. An out of control aircraft. Bears after dark.
Flying lead in court. A human anchor. A sting. A snared bear. Flaming
Nostrils. Ticklish Fish. Cantankerous hunters. Obnoxious poachers
Chicanery and devilment abound through out when animals and people
mix. Intriguing stories experienced by few enjoyed by many. Stories
that represent a colorful world known by few that are sure to grab
If you ever sit down and put your memories on paper, you soon
find out those memories are not really yours, they belong to everyone
involved you met along the way. This book would not have been possible
without the wit and the wisdom of all the people I encountered.
My thirty-two years in the Fish and Wildlife Division allowed me
to work with a never-ending stream of fascinating people. Couple
this with no day the same as any other and you have the recipe
for this book - my recollection of some extraordinary events and
incredible people. Supported and encouraged along the way by family,
I dedicate these stories to them and to all the people who were
part of my adventure.
The stories that follow are not in chronological order. Rather
they are a collection of memories that I put on paper for my grandchildren,
family and anybody else who might enjoy them. They recount actual
events without any glamour and glitz. Fancy that, now I have stories
Now you can purchase my books in a variety of e-book formats from Kobo Books. Just click on the appropriate book title link to purchase the e-book.
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So if you would like a sampling of the stories I write you can check out and read a couple of stories from each book from the links below.
I would like to acknowledge and thank all the folks who purchased
record numbers of my first books Poachers Cranberries & Snowshoes and Poachers, Beans & Birch Bark.