|About the Book|
At six-foot-four and 300 pounds, Terry Grosz -- nicknamed Tiny by his fellow officers -- seems larger than life, and his stories contain the stuff of legend as well. In Wildlife Wars, he serves up tales from his early years as a game warden in theMoreAt six-foot-four and 300 pounds, Terry Grosz -- nicknamed Tiny by his fellow officers -- seems larger than life, and his stories contain the stuff of legend as well. In Wildlife Wars, he serves up tales from his early years as a game warden in the field for the State of California, where he matched wits with elk poachers, salmon snaggers, duck harvesters, and a host of other law-breakers.The cause for which Grosz fought is underestimated by most Americans, few of whom have any notion of the enormity of the problem. The greed of the market hunters who traffic in animals and animal parts and the egos of the trophy hunters who consider themselves above the law place an incredible strain on Americas wildlife. And the stakes are high -- when thousands can be made with the slaughter of a bear or bighorn sheep, poachers play for keeps, and they play a deadly game.A natural storyteller, Grosz writes about the remarkable characters he met -- on both sides of the law -- and the tight spots he got into, all the while extracting lessons from these experiences that would make him a better conservation officer, and a better human being. As a law enforcement agent, he learned to sniff out trouble, defuse tense situations, and stay alive- and as a human being, he learned to temper justice with mercy and to treat everyone fairly. Best of all, though, these stories are so darn entertaining you wont want to put them down.