Down East Books. The stories told cover the risks wardens face dealing with poachers, rogue wildlife, and the elements, as well as the drama that surrounds every search and rescue operation. Being a game warden in Maine is not just a job, it’s a way of life. This honest and entertaining book by a twenty-two-year veteran of the service tells the story of America’s oldest game warden service.
Open Season: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service
Altogether, their cumulative experiences account for more than 300 years of north woods law. In addition to hair-raising, the doldrums of a stakeout, the collection covers moments such as a child innocently outing his parents as “looking for deer” at night, life-and-death scenarios, and the grief of tragedy.
. It was a time when a compass, map, and one's wits were what mattered most in the field. Before reality tv, gps devices, and dashboard computers, there was a coming of age for the Maine Warden Service. Every day offered the potential for an exciting new adventure, many of which endangered the wardens' lives.
Recreating the full warden experience, four district wardens, two sergeants, two lieutenants, Open Season includes 20 stories from two former colonels, a warden pilot, and one currently active-duty corporal. Down east. You'll live through the eyes of these twelve wardens and feel the excitement of a twig snapped in the dark.
. The frustration of second guessing yourself when lives are at stake.
Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine
Retired maine game Warden John Ford has seen it all. Used book in Good Condition. Down east. At the same time, heartless, go-by-the-book enforcer; he usually had a good quip ready when he slipped the handcuffs on a violator, he wasn't a cold, though, and he wasn't above accepting a lesson learned as sufficient penalty for breaking the law.
Ford is also a very gifted storyteller and he writes of his adventures in Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good, a collection of true tales, from the trenches of law enforcement, both humorous and serious, and also includes heartwarming accounts of his rescue of hurt or abandoned animals. As a tenacious and successful warden, he was always willing to spend the time needed to nab violators of the state's fish and game laws.
He's been shot at by desperate prison escapees, been outwitted by wily trappers, and rescued scores of animals.
A Good Man with a Dog: A Game Warden's 25 Years in the Maine Woods
He estimates that over the years, ejected shells, he has pulled more than two hundred bodies out of Maine’s north woods! His frequent companion is a little brown Labrador retriever named Reba, hidden fish, who can find discarded weapons, and missing people. A good man with a dog explores guay’s life as he and his canine partners are exposed to terrible events, from tracking down hostile poachers to searching for victims of violent crimes, including a year-long search for the hidden graves of two babies buried by a Massachusetts cult.
Skyhorse Pub Co Inc. Follow along as he and his canine companions investigate murder, search for missing persons, and rescue survivors from natural disasters. This is a memoir that reads like a true crime novel. Roger guay takes readers into the patient, watchful world of a warden catching poachers and protecting pristine wilderness, and the sometimes CSI-like reconstruction of deer- and moose-poaching scenes.
Guay searches for lost hunters and hikers. Down east. Inspired by this experience, as well as his love of the outdoors, he became a game warden. But he found hope with the support of family and friends, and eventually returned to the woods he knew and loved from the days of his youth. He witnessed firsthand fema’s mismanagement of the post-Katrina cleanup efforts in New Orleans, an experience that left him scarred and disheartened.
Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, And Dying In The National Parks
She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. Hell yeah, it was the best job in the world! Fortunately, Andrea survived it. In this graphic and yet surprisingly funny account of her and others’ extraordinary careers, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, disillusionment, Lankford unveils a world in which park rangers struggle to maintain their idealism in the face of death, the people from the park, and the people from each other.
Down east. Skyhorse Pub Co Inc. Ranger confidential is the story behind the scenery of the nation’s crown jewels—Yosemite, Great Smokies, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Denali. Andrea Lankford. In these iconic landscapes, where nature and humanity constantly collide, scenery can be as cruel as it is redemptive.
For twelve years, most impressive national parks in the world, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, working a job she loved. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She won arguments with bears. 102812 has limited quantity available. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the Grand Canyon.
Each of them are filled with actual events and experiences, written as short stories, mostly humorous in nature, of the many great experiences the young game warden remembered the most. John ford, retired maine game warden, returns with book 3 of tales from his long career as a game warden in Maine. Adventure Narrative.
Ranger Confidential. Down east. Used book in Good Condition. 102812 has limited quantity available. Andrea Lankford. Skyhorse Pub Co Inc.
Living the Dream: Life as a Maine Game Warden
His true gift is simply his outlook, the way he looks at life. Share in the humor and the many interesting scenarios of what life on the beat as a District Game Warden was really like. John ford, the northwoods sportingjournal, Retired Maine Game WardenJohn has been writing a monthly column for my publication, for many years now.
102812 has limited quantity available. His work is always humorous and fun. Paul reynolds, editor Northwoods Sporting Journal Down east. Diaries that I kept during my great career. Ranger Confidential. Used book in Good Condition. Follow along as i retrace the steps of my life's journey while fulfilling that dream of so long ago, my story of pursuing and "Living the Dream" as a State of Maine Game Warden.
Skyhorse Pub Co Inc. More than that, it is uplifting, though, just like John is as a person. Congratulations on another wonderful book, my friend. These real-life incidents were recorded directly from my daily diaries. I owe the fact that i kept those diaries to my mentor and stepfather, Retired Warden Vernon Walker.
A Game Warden's Adventure: Humorous Short Stories of a Career North Carolina Wildlife Officer
102812 has limited quantity available. Every day was different, most people looked up to you and I remembered hearing countless comments from folks that they had always wanted to be a Game Warden. I loved being a Game Warden. Skyhorse Pub Co Inc. Down east. Andrea Lankford. Used book in Good Condition. Adventure Narrative.
The stories in this book will give you an inside look at some of the adventures, both funny and dangerous, that I lived through during my career. Ranger Confidential.
This Cider Still Tastes Funny!: Further Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine
He often came up with a good quip as he slipped the handcuffs on a violator, and he wasn't above accepting a lesson learned as sufficient penalty for breaking the law. 102812 has limited quantity available. Ranger Confidential. As kate braestrup, creatures, author of the new york times bestseller Here if you Need Me, John Ford's stories from his long career as a Maine game warden are offered with humility and good humor, and demonstrate an abiding affection for the land, said, and quirky characters of Maine.
Used book in Good Condition. Down east. Ford is a retired maine game warden, sheriff, and gifted storyteller who carved out a reputation as a man of the law, but one who wasn't a by-the-book enforcer. Ford is an appealing character, a great storyteller, and he's FUNNY. Skyhorse Pub Co Inc. Adventure Narrative.
Andrea Lankford. He was also more than willing to laugh at himself. Returns to the outdoors of maine with this cider still tastes Funny! Further Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine, his follow-up to the highly popular and critically acclaimed Suddenly, the Cider Didn't Taste So Good. John Ford Sr.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Living in a tent even through brutal winters, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, he had survived by his wits and courage, and to avoid freezing to death. Knopf. Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. Adventure Narrative. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and what makes a good life, and succeeded.
Ranger Confidential. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality; not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A new york times bestseller: in 1986, drove to Maine, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, and disappeared into the forest.
Based on extensive interviews with knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life - why did he leave? what did he learn? - as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. He broke into nearby cottages for food, and other provisions, reading material, clothing, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries.
Used book in Good Condition. Down east. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges—and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. 102812 has limited quantity available. Down east. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years. Knopf. A former alarm technician, books, and supplies, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries.
Drawing on extensive interviews with knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. Skyhorse Pub Co Inc. Ranger Confidential. Andrea Lankford. Adventure Narrative. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, drove to Maine, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, and disappeared into the woods.
Used book in Good Condition. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way. A national geographic best Book of the Year National BestsellerMany people dream of escaping modern life.