Badges, Bears, and Eagles by Steven T. Callan
The True Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden

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Never wavering from his ideals, Callan demonstrates an enviable love of his life's work and has plenty of adventure stories to share.
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Over his thirty-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. They also collected a wealth of true stories—action-packed, suspenseful and often humorous. 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, Steve and Dave conduct the investigation of their lives, uncovering a statewide criminal conspiracy to kill California black bears for their valuable gall bladders. It’s not all about catching bad guys—in “Saving Lake Mathews,” Steve chronicles how he helped save a beloved wildlife sanctuary from developers.
 

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Steven T. Callan was born in San Diego, California. Hired by the California Department of Fish and Game in 1974, he spent thirty years as a warden/patrol lieutenant, starting his career near the Colorado River, moving on to Riverside/San Bernardino, and finally ending up in Shasta County (Redding). He is retired and lives with his wife in Palo Cedro, California.
 
Published February 20, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. 242 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Never wavering from his ideals, Callan demonstrates an enviable love of his life's work and has plenty of adventure stories to share.

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