Bear Wrangler

Memoirs of an Alaska Pioneer Biologist

Will Troyer

Will Troyer

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

256 pages | 25 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781602230446 Published February 2010
E-book $7.00 to $19.95 ISBN: 9781602231214 Published July 2010
 Beginning in 1951, Will Troyer embarked on a thirty-year career with the U.S. Department of the Interior that included positions such as fish and game warden and manager of the Kodiak Island brown bear preserve. Troyer’s engaging prose affirms his passionate connection to the natural world, as he describes experiences such as being in the midst of a herd of 40,000 caribou. Bear Wrangler is an absorbing tale of one man’s experience as an authentic pioneer in the last vestiges of American wilderness.
 
Contents
- North to Alaska
- Summer on the Situk
- Sand Point Summer
- Wrangell Game Warden
- Fish Cop
- Adventures with Goats
- Sourdough Characters
- Romance in Juneau
- Kodiak Refuge Manager
- Wrangling Kodiak Bears
- Life at Camp Island
- Disaster at Tonki Cape
- Becoming a Bush Pilot
- Bear Surveys
- Managing the Kenai Refuge
- Building a Canoe System
- A Day in the Life of a Refuge Manager
- Working for Wilderness
- The Remote Sea Islands
- Along the Arctic Coast
- The Firth River Valley
- Birds of the Delta
- Leaving the FWS
- Dart Guns at Katmai
- Turquoise Lake Calving Grounds
- Danger in Our Business
- Index
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