The Poacher s Daughter

Author: Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
ISBN: 150472576X
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The Poacher’s Daughter is an extraordinary story of betrayal and redemption, set within an uncompromising landscape of raw brutality and unimaginable beauty. It is a novel you won’t soon forget. In 1885 young Rose Edwards is widowed by Montana vigilantes who hang her husband for an alleged theft, then burn her Yellowstone Valley cabin to the ground as a warning for her and others of her kind to quit the territory. Penniless and illiterate, yet fiercely independent, Rose begins a two-year odyssey to revisit the land of her childhood, a land she once traveled with her father, an itinerant robe trader among the Assiniboines and Blackfeet. But the old ways of the hunter and trapper are disappearing as Europeans flood the ranges with vast herds of cattle. With an aging roan gelding named Albert as her closest friend, Rose becomes a reluctant hero of an indigenous population, both native and white, as she stubbornly pushes back against the invading aristocracy.

Confessions of a Poacher

Author: Warren Vanderburg
ISBN: 9780984616459
Format: PDF
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"Dad filled thirteen narrow-lined spiral notebooks with his cramped writing. Although most of the events happened in the early 1900s in Lane county (Siuslaw National Forest) on the Central Oregon Coast, the majority of his writing was done during a long, cold Alaskan winter (1967-1968)." -- A Few Words About this Book (Introduction) by LaVaughan Vanderburg Kemnow. Includes memoirs of hunting, fishing and trapping in the Florence area, esp. in the mid-1920's and 1930's.

The Poacher s Son

Author: Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429926393
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Set in the wilds of Maine, this is an explosive tale of an estranged son thrust into the hunt for a murderous fugitive---his own father. Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: They are searching for the man who killed a beloved local cop the night before---and his father is their prime suspect. Jack has escaped from police custody, and only Mike believes that his tormented father might not be guilty. Now, alienated from the woman he loves, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected cop killer, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past. He knows firsthand Jack's brutality, but is the man capable of murder? Desperate and alone, Mike strikes up an uneasy alliance with a retired warden pilot, and together the two men journey deep into the Maine wilderness in search of a runaway fugitive. There they meet a beautiful woman who claims to be Jack's mistress but who seems to be guarding a more dangerous secret. The only way for Mike to save his father now is to find the real killer---which could mean putting everyone he loves in the line of fire. The Poacher's Son is a sterling debut of literary suspense. Taut and engrossing, it represents the first in a series featuring Mike Bowditch.

Free Fire

Author: C. J. Box
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735211949
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Having recently lost his job as a Wyoming game warden, Joe Pickett is recruited by the devious governor Rulon to oversee a murder investigation involving a confessed killer who obtained release because he committed the murders in an uninhabited zone in Yellowstone National Park.

Billy Pintos War

Author: Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Five Star
ISBN: 9781432832285
Format: PDF
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In 1904, sixteen-year-old Billy Pinto watches as the three men accused of murdering his Shoshone mother are set free, simply because the judge and prosecuting attorney don't believe they can successfully try white men for the killing of an Indian. Stunned by the court's decision, Billy decides to take justice into his own hands. He ambushes the three killers outside of town, then kidnaps the judge's granddaughter before fleeing into the remote San Pedro Mountains. The job of tracking down Billy Pinto falls to Sheriff Hudson Pratt, who knows the only way he can stop the rising tide of violence between the Indians and Anglos of San Pedro County is to find Billy and rescue the kidnapped child--before the young man's crime explodes into a full-fledged war.

Where Happiness Dwells

Author: Robin Ridington
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822988
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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.

The Tusk That Did the Damage

Author: Tania James
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385354118
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From the critically acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns and Aerogrammes, a tour de force set in South India that plumbs the moral complexities of the ivory trade through the eyes of a poacher, a documentary filmmaker, and, in a feat of audacious imagination, an infamous elephant known as the Gravedigger. Orphaned by poachers as a calf and sold into a life of labor and exhibition, the Gravedigger breaks free of his chains and begins terrorizing the countryside, earning his name from the humans he kills and then tenderly buries. Manu, the studious younger son of a rice farmer, loses his cousin to the Gravedigger’s violence and is drawn, with his wayward brother Jayan, into the sordid, alluring world of poaching. Emma is a young American working on a documentary with her college best friend, who witnesses the porous boundary between conservation and corruption and finds herself in her own moral gray area: a risky affair with the veterinarian who is the film’s subject. As the novel hurtles toward its tragic climax, these three storylines fuse into a wrenching meditation on love and betrayal, duty and loyalty, and the vexed relationship between man and nature. With lyricism and suspense, Tania James animates the rural landscapes where Western idealism clashes with local reality; where a farmer’s livelihood can be destroyed by a rampaging elephant; where men are driven to poaching. In James’ arrestingly beautiful prose, The Tusk That Did the Damage blends the mythical and the political to tell a wholly original, utterly contemporary story about the majestic animal, both god and menace, that has mesmerized us for centuries. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Cottonwood Station

Author: Michael Zimmer
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1628157968
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WHERE THE LAWLESS STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE LAW SANCTUARY OR TRAP? The stage is only an hour from Cottonwood Station when the Cheyenne strike. The driver, the shotgun guard, and the passengers are doomed until Clint Dawson appears with his long-barreled Whitworth—the rifle that can throw a slug eight hundred yards. With two injured and the Cheyenne howling at their heels, they have little choice but to risk a run for it. But with Rusty Cantrell and his vicious gang of killers holed up in the isolated outpost and the Cheyenne rallying for a new attack, only one man knows why Medicine Wolf is willing to go to any length to get the revenge he wants . . . and only one man knows what it will take to keep the innocent alive. ZIMMER’S STYLE IS NEAT AND SPARE, HIS CHARACTERS PEOPLE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, AND THE SETTING ONE OF GREAT INTEREST TO READERS OF WESTERN HISTORY.” —LIBRARY JOURNAL


Author: Robb White
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307791443
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"An exciting novel of suspense, based on a fight to the finish between an honest and courageous young man and a cynical business tycoon who believes that anything can be had for a price."--Horn Book. An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Writers Award, A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, New York Public Library--Books for the Teen Age. From the Paperback edition.