Son of a Poacher: Wyoming Warden in the Making (Paperback)
So just how bad do you want to be a Wyoming Game Warden? This non-fiction book written by author Scott C. Werbelow takes the reader on an autobiographical journey from his earliest memories of growing up on a remote Wyoming ranch to his first day on the job as an "Official" Wyoming Game Warden nearly 20 years later. As the son of a man who has difficulties facing life with its responsibilities of marriage and family, Scott grows up not understanding his dad's behavior and obsession with poaching wildlife and abusing alcohol. When hunting with his dad involves activities that Scott knows aren't lawful, he decides to make things right by becoming a Game Warden. After his parent's divorce, and his father is more absentee, Scott's mentors become his step-father, older brother, grandparents, sheepherders, coaches, and teachers who help guide him on life's path. The fulfillment of a life-long dream of becoming a Game Warden required years of preparation, hardship, frustration, rejection, and soul-searching before a random break in Scott's favor gave him a chance. This inspirational story relates the early childhood and growing-up experiences of Scott C. Werbelow who proves how a goal-driven person can accomplish anything and succeed at life with a willingness to work hard and never give up. He has currently served in the capacity of a Wyoming Game Warden and Game Warden Supervisor for the past 25+ years primarily in Western Wyoming. He currently resides in Meeteetse, Wyoming and serves as the Game Warden Coordinator of the Cody Region which encompasses the entire Bighorn Basin.