"I once had hopes of becoming a game warden, but it wasn't to be. I have learned, however, that reading game warden stories by Terry Hodges is the next best thing. Terry's are the only outdoor books that I read in their entirety. His latest is an extraordinary piece of work." – Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Examiner
"Not even in your imagination could you conjure up the intriguing stories in Terry Hodges' latest book. Most people have no idea how dangerous and complex a warden's job is, but they will, when they read this book. It's hard to put down without saying to yourself, One more story, just one more story." – Bob Simms, KFBK Radio, Sacramento
"Lieutenant Terry Hodges is to wildlife protectors what Joseph Wambaugh is to big-city cops. ...evocative story-telling" – Paul Dean, Los Angeles Times
"...great true stories by this celebrated and very talented California conservation officer and outdoor writer, and they have become required reading for fish and game cops across North America. He portrays game poachers and violators for what they are – thieves who steal fish, fur and game from everyone. This is a great read, and one every law officer and sportsman should read." – Dave Richey, Outdoor Writer, The Detroit News
A collection of 13 award winning short stories concerning the true adventures of California Fish and Game Wardens and the wildlife-destroying outlaws they pursue. These stories illustrate the wide variety of wildlife-related problems wardens face in California, which has a greater diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness.Book 2 contains the first 13 episodes:
A Matter of Little Choice: Wardens hunt down an exceptionally large and highly dangerous wounded mountain lion. A true game warden adventure story.
The Meaning of Pursuit: A true game warden adventure story. Fleeing felons and a wild, white-knuckle ride for a reserve game warden.
Gambler’s Luck: A big-rig load of alfalfa holds a surprise hidden in a chamber among the bales.
The Departure of Bully’s Luck: A cruel bully gets what he deserves. A true game warden adventure story
Pollard on the Rock: An alert clerk at a one-hour photo shop sends wardens in search of outlaw houndsmen.
Fools and Small Victories: A warden targets a particularly destructive brand of violator. A true game warden adventure story.
Renegades: A true game warden adventure story. Wardens target a destructive pair of elk poachers.
Bear Crazy: A warden investigates the poaching of an exceptionally huge bear, killed with a broad head arrow at a garbage dump
A Message Delivered: A true game warden adventure. Wardens hunt down antler thieves.
Sting: Wardens close in in a band of abalone poachers, a true game warden adventure story.
Cave Man: California wardens tangle with a wild-looking, hairy, commercial crab fisherman from Oregon. A true game warden adventure story.
Skinny Bob: California wardens go undercover to capture commercial reptile rustlers, a true game warden adventure story.
Grim Witness: True game warden adventure story. Dangerous pot-growing poachers use pipe bombs to kill king salmon.