I was assigned to the Moody County Warden District in 1983. I had to fight for communal acceptance almost as much as I had to fight the poachers. My first three years were fraught with vicious rumors. Part 1 chronicles my first seven years as a state game warden. I had to overcome the rumors by going to work each day and slowly but surely earn the trust of the public.
But the journey came with a very steep personal cost. I did finally earn their trust. I was entertaining a lion's den of thieving, dangerous poachers who had grown accustomed to poaching with imputiny. It will bring the reader's emotions to the surface and help them better understand, and appreciate, the game warden profession!
I was only 23 years old and had accepted the assignment knowing my district had been without a game warden living and working within its boundaries for 25 years. The story is scary, sad, dark, funny, and joyful. I intended to change that mindset, and I eventually did.
The Forgotten Lawmen Part 2: The Continuing Adventures of a South Dakota Game Warden, 2nd Edition
His status as a naïve, rookie officer is in the distant past. The reason he survives so many close calls and near misses will shock and surprise readers. Specifically, unreasonable, the corrupt, often toxic actions and expectations of unsympathetic co-workers who simply refuse to recognize the seemingly endless demands placed on Warden McCrea and his fellow district game wardens.
Contact the people he contacts. That mission will bring him into contact with some of the most vicious, dangerous, and desperate outlaws in his district. He received this highest honor for his outstanding service to the public and his developing expertise in wildlife law enforcement. One is a serial killer.
He has matured professionally and has taken on additional, high-liability endeavors such as certified firearms instructor, head range master, and use of deadly force instructor. So get ready to experience a wild and largely unpredictable ride where danger and uncertainty is often just around the next corner.
Officer mccrea is starting his eighth year of service as a South Dakota Game Warden. Some will try their best to kill him. Go where Warden McCrea goes. But his professionalism and dedication have come at a cost. The second, and most disheartening, battle is waged against elements within his own agency.
The Forgotten Lawmen Part 3: A Collection of Short Stories by a South Dakota Game Warden
The days of poaching with relative impunity were over. The poachers paid a heavy price from that point on. After serving seven years in flandreau, Warden McCrea transfers to the Minnehaha County Warden District in Sioux Falls, the most dangerous district in the state. His first serious challenge was overcoming the many vicious rumors started by poachers desperate to see Warden McCrea fail.
The rumors made it far more difficult for Warden McCrea to be accepted by the community. Officer mccrea writes of his unique experiences and dangerous encounters in his series of books entitled The Forgotten Lawmen. His career, which spanned from 1983-2006, started in the Moody County Warden District in the small town of Flandreau.
What made the moody county warden district so challenging is that prior to Warden McCrea's arrival, the district had been without a game warden for 25 years. Warden mccrea spent 23 years faithfully serving the citizens of South Dakota as a state game warden. Through hard work and an unrelenting determination to succeed, and after identifying and dealing with the person most responsible for spreading the rumors, Warden McCrea is eventually able to win their trust and respect.
The Forgotten Lawmen Part 4: Animals, Poachers, & Politicians
Jim makes the bold claim that he owns the wildlife on his land. His career spanned from 1983-2006 and started in the small town of Flandreau. The stories are engaging, enlightening, funny, and insightful. The forgotten lawmen part 4: animals, poachers, and Politicians! is an eclectic collection of stories that provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the often misunderstood life of a South Dakota Game Warden.
There are tales of mistakes and mishaps that reflect McCrea's humanity. David D. B. Mccrea spent over twenty years serving the citizens of South Dakota as a State Game Warden. Readers will be introduced to the insufferable Judge "Rolle. Judge rolle takes an intense dislike to the new Moody County Game Warden and considers poaching cases a waste of time.
Readers will learn that game wardens, a. K. A. It's a district where the locals are hostile to game wardens. Readers will meet Jim, a man who stubbornly refuses to abide by the rule of law. Mccrea uses sound logic and the rule of law to win the debate. In 1990 mccrea transferred to the Minnehaha County Warden District in Sioux Falls, perhaps the most dangerous district in the state.
Behind a Thin Green Line: The Memoir of an Undercover Game Warden
In idaho’s remote pahsimeroi valley, Latham takes a shot at infiltrating this brutal gang of outlaws led by a man who lives to kill. Behind a thin green line is the tense story of a solo undercover investigation into a sociopathic ring of poachers that could have stepped out of the movie, Mad Max. Poachers and game wardens.
. This true story is an enlightening look into a collision of two grossly conflicting cultures.
Game Wardens: The Untold Stories
He also enjoys reading and writing as often as he can. From saving lives to near-death experiences, Voris's memoir covers the funny moments to the not-so-funny moments, and everything in between! About the Author Kyle A. Voris lives in a log cabin set back in the woods, surrounded by nature and wildlife--just the life you'd expect from a game warden.
He takes pride in sharing and passing along family traditions to his children, such as hunting and fishing. Voris from his time at school training to his experiences in the field. He remains active within his church community and loves spending time with his family. Game wardens: the untold Stories follows the 20-year career of Kyle A.
A 2nd Collection of Short Stories - The Forgotten Lawmen 5: Sometimes the Game Warden Wins
This book is the fifth in a series called "The Forgotten Lawmen. It is a collection of short stories recounting the life experiences of D. B. See teaser. Mccrea, a retired Game Warden from South Dakota.
Backroads Law: True Stories of South Dakota Game Wardens
The south dakota conservation officers Association is proud to present this collection of stories about the inception of the organization, and officers past and present. Sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing, their tales are always heartfelt. These stories reflect loyalty, camaraderie and passion for their work to protect wildlife and natural resources.
Open Season: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service
Down east. Before reality tv, gps devices, and dashboard computers, there was a coming of age for the Maine Warden Service. Altogether, their cumulative experiences account for more than 300 years of north woods law. In addition to hair-raising, life-and-death scenarios, the collection covers moments such as a child innocently outing his parents as “looking for deer” at night, the doldrums of a stakeout, and the grief of tragedy.
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. And the duty to do what's right, even when it means breaking the law. It was a time when a compass, map, and one's wits were what mattered most in the field.
Every day offered the potential for an exciting new adventure, many of which endangered the wardens' lives. Recreating the full warden experience, two lieutenants, a warden pilot, Open Season includes 20 stories from two former colonels, two sergeants, four district wardens, and one currently active-duty corporal.
A Game Warden's Adventure: Humorous Short Stories of a Career North Carolina Wildlife Officer
I loved being a Game Warden. Down east. 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. 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.
Track of the Poacher
But the case takes a dramatic turn of events after Wasserman files charges and they hire a high-priced city attorney to defend them in court. In voice in the wilderness Wasserman travels into the city of Philadelphia to pursue big game poachers on their own turf. Some of the characters in this story are so feral they'll make your scalp crawl.
An inconvenient truth is a story about a woman who overhears a conversation about a bald eagle that has been shot. Some are likable, others absolutely despicable, but they all have one thing in common: a blatant disregard for our natural resource laws and a sense of fair play. Track of the poacher contains eight of his most memorable tales to date.
In a question of proof two hunters are discovered with a trophy ten-point buck. Although he s a hardened career poacher, don't be surprised if find yourself feeling a little sorry for him by the end of the story. It s a must read that might just save your life one day. Deceit, lies and alibis is about poachers who will do and say just about anything in order to kill over the limit of game.
. They seem like easy-going fellas and admit to using illegal bait to lure the deer onto their property. You'll feel like you're right there watching everything happen in front of your eyes.