I write about a fictional version of the Maine Warden Service. Mike Bowditch is not a real warden (if he were he would have been fired by now), but I do my best to give some sense of what the actual profession is like and the actual challenges Maine game wardens face. I hope I do so in a way that respects the sacrifices, bravery, and professionalism of the real men and women of the service.
Last year was the 130th anniversary of the Maine Warden Service. As part of the ceremony, Corporal John MacDonald and his team created a series of videos that do a far better job than my books at capturing their important but misunderstood profession. Here's the first installment in the series with two others to follow here over the next few days.