Woods Cop: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service is a collection of 21 stories from twoformer colonels, two lieutenants, two sergeants, four district wardens, a warden pilot, and onecurrently active duty corporal. Altogether, their cumulative experiences account for more than300 years of warden experience.Before reality TV cameras, GPS devices, and dashboard computers, these wardenspresided over a coming of age era for the Maine Warden Service. It was a time when a compass,map, and their wits were what mattered most in the field. Every day offered the potential for anexciting new adventure, many of which endangered the wardens themselves.This book recreates the full warden experience. In addition to hair-raising, life-and-deathscenarios, the collection covers moments such as a child innocently outing his parents as“looking for deer” at night, the doldrums of a stakeout, and the grief of tragedy. The stories havebeen written in a third person, narrative format to ensure consistency in style and to help readersfeel the excitement of a twig snapped in the dark, the frustration of second guessing yourselfwhen lives are at stake, and the duty to do what’s right, even if it means breaking the law.