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Author Callan, Steven T.

Title Badges, bears, and eagles : the true-life adventures of a California fish and game warden / Steven T. Callan.

Imprint Seattle, WA : Coffeetown Press, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    639.9 CAL    Available
Description xiv, 224 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
Contents The eagle case -- Desert rats -- Squeaky -- Dove opener -- Swans for Thanksgiving -- Crowley trout opener -- Metro wardens -- Sidewinders -- Saving Lake Mathews -- Redding -- Assault with a deadly salmon -- Big night at Bull Creek -- Night patrol on Lake Shasta -- Gill netters -- Outnumbered -- Patrol to Fenders ferry -- The unfortunate tale of Lester Vail -- Working the Tribs -- The Fall River elk killings -- Sentinel of the North coast -- Banko's bait pile -- Not in my stream -- Bears and bad guys.
Summary "Over his thiry-year career as a wildlife protection officer for the California Department of Fish and Game, Steve Callan and his longtime working partner, Dave Szody, conducted some of the most fascinating, complex, and highly successful wildlife investigations in California history.... In 'Badges, Bears, and Eagles,' Steve provides a vivid first-person account of his adventures. The author and his colleagues outsmart game hogs, thwart fish thieves, and foil outlaws with names like 'Squeaky.' Steve is even stalked by African lions and mauled by a five-hundred pound Bengal tiger. One of the most important cases of his career begins with a slain bald eagle dropped on the doorstep of the Fish and Game office, along with a note threatening the life of a fellow warden. A decade later, Callan and Szody conduct the investigation of their lives, uncovering a statewide criminal conspiracy to kill California black bears for their valuable gallbladders. It's not all about catching bad guys--in' Saving Lake Mathews,' Steve chronicles how he helped save a beloved wildlife sanctuary from developers."--Cover.
Subject Callan, Steven T.
Wildlife conservation -- California -- Anecdotes.
Game wardens -- California -- Biography.
ISBN 1603811583

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