"An entertaining book that will leave readers chuckling, speechless or both... The secret to Ford's success is simple: He knows of what he writes. And he kept good notes in a diary during his career as a warden, realizing that someday, someone might want to hear his stories. That's all great news for readers, who will gobble up his collection of stories."
— John Holyoke, Bangor Daily News
"John Ford's stories from his long career as a Maine game warden are offered with humility and good humor, and demonstrate an abiding affection for the land, creatures, and quirky characters of Maine. Ford is an appealing character, a great storyteller, and he's FUNNY."
— Kate Braestrup, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Here if You Need Me
"From the serious – tracking a murderer – to the sublime – raising a baby owl – retired Maine Game Warden John Ford shares thirty-five of his best stories that will entertain all indoor and outdoor adventurers."
— George Smith, outdoor writer and former executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine