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Backcountry lawman : true stories from a Florida game warden

Author: Bob H Lee; Raymond Arsenault; Gary Ross Mormino
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2013.
Series: Florida history and culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lee revisits the days he spent as a fish and wildlife law enforcement officer in northeast Florida, detailing the many dangers he encountered while patrolling the waters and environs of the St. Johns River region from 1977 to 2007. With thirty years of Florida backcountry patrol experience, Bob Lee has lived through incidents of legend, including one of the biggest environmental busts in Florida history. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Bob H Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob H Lee; Raymond Arsenault; Gary Ross Mormino
ISBN: 9780813044293 0813044294 9780813061283 0813061288
OCLC Number: 806013173
Description: xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Meeting the enemy --
How I became a game warden --
Midnight ride on a six-gallon gas can --
Patience --
Running over Vernon Bennett --
Night poaching on a motorcycle --
All for a sack of fish : February 1983 --
The cackling man : a Saturday in April --
Reconnaissance : 1981, Lake George --
Warden Guy "Gator" Banks --
Night chase on the St. Johns River --
Thanksgiving turkey --
Ocklawaha River boat chase --
The choo-choo-poo-poo case --
When feathers fly, birds die --
Summer turkeys --
The Daniel Boone syndrome --
Close call --
Night run : one o'clock Saturday morning, December 1992 --
Warden Hank Starling and Buckshot the Decoy Deer --
Survival notes --
Marsh hens, high tides, and Warden Gator Banks --
Finding lost tire tracks --
Burn marks.
Series Title: Florida history and culture series.
Responsibility: Bob H. Lee ; foreword by Raymond Arsenault and Gary R. Mormino.

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"Lee revisits the days he spent as a fish and wildlife law enforcement officer in northeast Florida, detailing the many dangers he encountered while patrolling the waters and environs of the St. Johns River region from 1977 to 2007. With thirty years of Florida backcountry patrol experience, 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"--

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