Poacher Wars : A Pennsylvania Game Warden's Journal
William Wasserman, a one-man wrecking crew who routinely confronted hostile, armed poachers in the backwoods of Pennsylvania and brought them to justice, writes about his encounters with outlaw hunters in a gritty, heart-pounding style that is sure to keep you turning pages until the last chapter has been read. Poacher Wars is an intense, well written account about a true wildlife warrior and his fight against the criminals who plunder our natural resources. It's a book that will make you think about it long after you put it down. A book about a thin green line of dedicated game wardens, vastly outnumbered, who risk their lives on a daily basis in order to protect our wildlife for future generations to come.As a Pennsylvania Game Warden, Wasserman patrolled 400 square miles of rugged mountain terrain where he investigated thousands of game law violations and arrested many violent career poachers. Throughout his career, he encountered a number of poachers who were convicted felons, including murderers, drug addicts, dope dealers, and outlaw bikers. This fascinating, true-life book contains sixteen chapters about some of the most dangerous and unpredictable men Wasserman encountered during his 32 years as a state game warden. Excerpts from Poacher Wars: "I imagined my chest being ripped apart by a brutal magnum slug as I picked my way up the mountain. Then I quickly shook the nightmare out of my head, my skull screaming back at me that in thirty years of chasing armed poachers, I had always come out unscathed...""Sinbad came barreling around the corner in an astounding wheel stand! He was coming straight for me, his red mane billowing wildly about his head, lips twisted in a lunatic grin..." "He could see two men inside, two rifles on the seat between them. And in that fleeting second, he realized he was outnumbered and outgunned! He reached back quickly and grabbed the butt of his revolver, pulling it from his holster...""I looked back at the injured man. Bud had his shirt open, his body deathly white. Thick, purplish blood seeped from his wound. He could die right here! I thought grimly..."Author BioWilliam Wasserman, a third-degree black belt in Korean karate, and a former national bodybuilding champion, has written four books about his life as a state game warden. During his career, he received numerous awards for his work in wildlife conservation, including the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania Game Protector of the Year Award; Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region Outstanding Wildlife Conservation Officer; National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conservation Medal; and the Pennsylvania Trappers Association Presidential Award. Wasserman is a prolific writer who has been published in dozens of national magazines including Black Belt, Pennsylvania Game News, Fur-Fish-Game, International Game Warden, and The Alberta Game Warden. He also penned a weekly outdoor newspaper column for 15 years, and hosted his own popular outdoor talk-radio program for eight years.