Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir

Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir

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by Ben McC. Moïse
     
 

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Ben McC. Moïse served with distinction as a South Carolina game warden for nearly a quarter century, patrolling the coastal woods and waters of the Palmetto State. In this colorful career-spanning memoir, the cigar-chomping, ticket-writing scourge of lowcountry fish-and-game-law violators chronicles grueling stakeouts, complex trials, hair-raising adventures, and…  See more details below

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Ben McC. Moïse served with distinction as a South Carolina game warden for nearly a quarter century, patrolling the coastal woods and waters of the Palmetto State. In this colorful career-spanning memoir, the cigar-chomping, ticket-writing scourge of lowcountry fish-and-game-law violators chronicles grueling stakeouts, complex trials, hair-raising adventures, and daily interactions with a host of outrageous personalities. With a lawman's eye for fine details, a conservationist's nose for the aroma of pluff mud, and a seasoned storyteller's ear for the rhythms of a good southern yarn, Moïse recounts his stout-hearted and steadfast efforts to protect the lowcountry landscape and bring to justice those who would run roughshod over fish and game laws on the Carolina coast. Along the way he paints a vivid portrait of evolving attitudes and changing regulations governing coastal conservation.

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"Sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing . . . this book is for the outdoorsman or anyone who craves the true tales of an alligator-wrestling, drug-cartel-snuffing undercover badass."--Garden and Gun Magazine

"The book is entertaining, funny enough to make you laugh out loud, and, above all, insightful."--Columbia (S.C.) State

"The 'thin green line' that Moïse represents reminds us that there is a system in place to safeguard our natural resources."--Charleston (S.C.) Mercury

"For readers who love the outdoors and lowcountry wildlife, this is a must-read book."--Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier

"The stories are pure, honest and unembellished. . . . [Moïse] ably demonstrates his passion for his job."--International Game Warden Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611171181
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/05/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Ben McC. Moïse was a conservation officer with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources from 1978 to 2002. In recognition of his achievements in law enforcement, he was presented the Guy Bradley Award by the North American Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 1990 and the Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina governor Carroll Campbell in 1994. A contributor to the Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston Mercury, and other regional publications, Moïse lives in Charleston.

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