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About Terry Grosz
He has earned many awards and honors during his career, including, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Meritorious Service Award in 1996, and Top Ten Award in 1987 as one of the top ten employees in the agency. The Fish and Wildlife Foundation presented him with the Guy Bradley Award in 1989 as the nation's outstanding wildlife officer, and in 1995 he received the Conservation Achievement Award for Law Enforcement from the National Wildlife Federation. Unity College in Maine awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Environmental Stewardship in 2002. Humboldt State University awarded Terry their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008 for his lifetime achievements.
His first book, Wildlife Wars, was published in 1999 and won the National Outdoor Book Award for Nature and Environment. He has had 12 wildlife law enforcement true life adventure books published since then. Terry has also had published five historical Mountain Man novels: Crossed Arrows, Curse of the Spanish Gold, The Sage of Harlan Waugh, The Brothers Dent and The Adventures of Hatchet Jack. In 2003, Discovery Channel filmed a reality based television program for Animal Planet featuring stories from Terry Grosz's wildlife law enforcement true life adventure books which was shown nationally. He lives in Colorado with his wife of 53 years, Donna.
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Terry Grosz was a Conservation Law Enforcement Officer for 32 years, initially for the State of California and later with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has written fourteen memoirs and seven historical novels. His memoir, "Wildlife Wars" was a National Outdoor Book Award winner for the nature and environment category. A number of his memoir stories were broadcast as a docudrama on the Animal Planet series.
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Terry Grosz was a Conservation Officer for more than 32 years initially for the State of California as a fish and game warden and then with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a special agent. His fourteen previous wildlife law enforcement true life adventure books include Wildlife Wars, winner of the National Outdoor book award for nature and environment. He has a two hour movie credit titled “Wildlife Wars” with the Animal Planet T.V. series and is the author of six historical mountain man and western novels. He lives in Colorado.