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Publisher's Summary

With 30 years of backcountry patrol experience in Florida, Bob Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His fascinating memoir reveals the danger and the humor in the unsung exploits of game wardens.

©2013 Bob H. Lee (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Matt
  • 2021-06-23

Decent book

The accounts in this book are entertaining enough at first thought, but once I paused to consider how the game wardens were stalking people for weeks or months on end to catch them in a single violation it really started to trouble me. I do not appreciate the candor with which the author speaks of trespassing onto private property because he has received an anonymous lead that something may or may not be happening. Or how he would go to great lengths to track down where somebody had harvested a deer, then track them to their home and find out that a child had killed a barely too small deer and give citations, and take firearms and the meat from the hunter. I also do not buy for a single minute that that author was able (as he said) to have seen millet seed in the woods during turkey season and cited a man for hunting over bait, when it was obvious that he was not hunting over bait, even if there was bait in the area. If you are a hunter, and want to lose respect for game wardens this will be a book that will help accomplish that goal!

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  • Robert J.
  • 2018-11-02

Great stories

I found this book looking for another, but I’m glad I did. If you’re like me, and never miss a chance to listen to an old timer tell stories about the past than you’ll enjoy this book a lot.

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  • holly richardson
  • 2021-12-26

Degree or two of separation, if that…

I am most likely not the most objective listener…I purchased this for both myself and my retired FWS special agent partner to listen to when our TV was out. Did not go as planned — the reader is great but 2 or 3 chapters in — we were both calling BS (I’m a career state park manager 25+ yrs). Probably great for the masses but for those well versed in parks and wildlife law — not so much. If the story is taken for the truth — the author is lucky he survived to tell it.

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  • Amy
  • 2021-06-30

Great local history

So I live on the St Johns River and because I absolutely love my little area having grown up on the river all my life, it was a thrill for me to hear stories about places I knew. It was really amazing to hear how my town was shaped through misbehaving locals 😄 and seeing life through his eyes. Thank you Bob for giving me this treat today!

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  • Tajmara
  • 2019-10-16

Love the truth

Well said, I enjoyed the true old Florida! I hope you do as well as I did!

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  • Alexis
  • 2016-08-02

Funny

Great stories, most very funny. My family & i listened to it on a road trip, perfect listen driving through the south. Even my 11yr old son liked it, i only found out because we thought he was asleep. When i went to pause it he said something. I said well ok & we ended up listening to the whole book on the road.

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  • southern gothic
  • 2022-04-20

Great story telling

I have the privilege of living somewhat local to area describes and to have met the author several years ago. Being an avid outdoorsman and on the water quite a bit I have a new appreciation for our Florida Wildlife Control officers. The story was narrated well and thoroughly enjoyed this.

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  • Michael Hernandez
  • 2022-02-18

Great

Great writing and narrative. So good makes you feel you are watching a good movie.

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  • Chad_B
  • 2022-01-29

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Overall this was a great book! I have lived in FL my whole life and am an avid outdoorsman! I can relate to many of these stories, having lived them or heard countless stories from friends and family around the dinner table or a camp fire. The author told these stories in a very entertaining way that makes the reader feel like they were present for the adventures! This book will shed a bright light on the trial and tribulations of a wildlife officer’s daily life and definitely deepened my respect for them!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-01-17

Get it!!!

Very enjoyable Audible book. My family moved to this area after my dad retired. Mom spent many hours on the St. Johns River fishing!