On Patrol: True Adventures of an Alaska Game Warden

On Patrol: True Adventures of an Alaska Game Warden

by Ray Tremblay, Jim Rearden

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Overview

Take to the air with veteran bush pilot and game warden Ray Tremblay in these lively adventure stories of Alaska’s early game-law enforcement. During a career spanning nearly thirty years, Tremblay earned the respect of his fellow pilots and game cops, as well as biologists, trappers, hunters, and fishermen who appreciated his sincere concern for the protection and wise use of the fish and wildlife in the Territory, then State of Alaska. Gifted with good humor, common sense, and uncommon storytelling ability, Tremblay offers two dozen remarkable first-person accounts that are worthy of laugh-aloud and read-aloud status—to the guy in the next room.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882408699
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Series: Caribou Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

After retiring to Anchorage, Ray Tremblay stayed active in the summer with commercial fishing for halibut and sportfishing for salmon. In winters, he was busy traveling and writing. He and his wife, Elsie, were married for fifty years and had six children and eleven grandchildren. Sadly, Ray passed away in August 2004, one month before the release of On Patrol.
Jim Rearden was outdoor editor for Alaska magazine for 20 years.

Read an Excerpt

Much of my work involved flying, and my abilities had their ups and downs (pun intended), but improved with the hundreds of hours I flew each year. I can't say I'm proud of every landing I ever made. Some were controlled crashes. But somehow through it al

Table of Contents

Foreward – 4, Map – 6, Introduction – 8, Chapter 1 - The Making of a Flying Game Warden – 12, Chapter 2 - Modus Operandi – 19, Chapter 3 - Think Like a Beaver – 29, Chapter 4 - For the Want of Snowshoes – 35, Chapter 5 - The Gullwing Stinson – 41, Chapter

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From the Publisher

…an inviting mixture of history and memoir, with many an engaging anecdote about Alaska before and immediately after statehood. Tremblay loves Bush Alaska and loved his work, especially flying, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He brings to life an Alaska that now is only a memory.

                                                                        —Michael Carey, Anchorage Daily News

Ray can spin a yarn with the best of them...and make you believe it because it's all true.   —-Jay Hammond, Governor of Alaska 1974 - 1982.

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