Fans of “Vermont Wild,” Adventures of Fish & Game Warden series are welcoming a new volume this holiday season, with the release of Volume 6, featuring an teenager on a sky blue ATV trying to outrun a game warden. The new book contains a wild chase down Brandon streets.
Volume six contains more than a dozen new, true game warden adventures as told to author Megan Price. A former Rutland Herald reporter and Rutland County native, Price began gathering the true adventures of woodsmen more than a decade ago at the urging of retired warden Eric Nuse of Johnson. His inventive use of dynamite to solve a problem has become legend around the state. “Vermont Wild’s” focus is always on action and humor. Each volume contains more than a dozen zany adventures with the photos of the wardens interviewed.
The new book shares a wild night chase into downtown Brandon involving the late Dave Rowden as told by retired warden Don Isabelle of Pittsford, and a tracking story from the late Denny Gaiotti of Whiting in which a poacher made an expensive mistake trying to cover up his crime. There’s also a spooky find in an abandoned house deep in the woods and the tale of a warden and moose poacher struggling for a hidden weapon and many more. From funny to harrowing, the new stories will once again have readers on the edge of their seats wondering what comes next.
Whether attempting to gather up wild raccoons, transport an angry moose, train reluctant hunting dogs or outsmart an endless array of clever poachers, readers aged 9 to 99 have made the series a Green Mountain bestseller since its inception a decade ago. “Vermont Wild” is in schools from Maine to Texas, taken to hunting camp, and read worldwide. Most recently, Price’s work was optioned for a TV series by a Hollywood producer. The books all contain family-friendly language and no gratuitous violence, prompting some parents to use them as bedtime stories.
Price has been called a modern “folklore artist.” The books are available in most local book stores or online at VermontWild.com.