Terry Grosz

Terry Grosz

Terry Grosz earned his bachelor's degree in 1964 and his master's in Wildlife Management in 1966 from Humboldt State College in California. He was a California State Fish and Game Warden, based first in Eureka and then in Colusa, from 1966 to 1970. He then joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and served in California as a U.S. Game Management Agent/Special Agent until 1974. He then was promoted to Senior Resident Agent and placed in charge of the States of North and South Dakota for two years, followed by three years as a Senior Special Agent in Washington D.C., with the Division of Law Enforcement. In 1979 he became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Minneapolis, and then transferred to Denver, where he remained until his retirement in 1998. 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. http://wolfpackpublishing.com/terry-grosz/
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