In Wildlife Wars, Terry Grosz serves up fascinating stories - alternately 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. Wildlife Wars is the winner of the 2000 National Outdoor Book Award, Nature and the Environment Category.
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Overall the book was interesting and I learned a lot about the duties of fish and game enforcement officers, but I can't overemphasize how often the author mentioned his enormous size. It was disgusting. Literally hundreds of times he says how huge he is and is so proud of it that by the end of the book I was tired of hearing from him. If you can live with that it's worth a read.
Couldn't finish this book. If you like listening to a guy praising himself, referencing his "impressive size no less than 200 times, and mistake writing tickets for "hunting his fellow man", then go for it. Not terrible stories, once you get past all the self-praise.
Diamond and Ruby
I enjoyed this book, probably won't be one that I re-read. The book is a collection of memoir essays by a California game warden so it was an interesting perspective on conservation from someone completely dedicated to preserving nature but, as he describes himself "not exactly a tree-hugger." I don't think it's meant to be bombed right through since the stories can get a little repetitive, so I would suggest listening to a story or two between other books.
The author is an unabashed egomaniac and tells stories of his wreckless and overzealous pursuits while he views himself as a divine hunter of man. What a joke.
The fact that Terry can't get over himself. Ridiculous.
Good narration. No complaints at all about the narrator.
I would have stuck to truthful stories and less talk about the author's perceived divinity and greatness. A glaring example of an overzealous, self righteous almost lawman putting multiple human lives in danger to satisfy his insatiable ego.
This author would have been in prision if the stories he tells were true. Firing 30 times at unarmed kids running away isn't something to brag about. Idiot.
The way Warden Terry was able to sneak his large frame so close to some of the poachers he was pursuing, and his compassion for the animals he was protecting.
Warden Terry. The no nonsense way he dealt with the people on this planet whom have no regard for the animals he protects.
I was completely enthralled with each story. What a life this man had. Great book!
How many bloody times do you have to mention your weight? Every chapter apparently. That aside it's an interesting story about game wardening in the 1960's.
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