Green & Gray

March 12th, 2009

Adventures In Green And Gray

Book Cover

Book Cover

Ever since I was a young boy I have always wanted to be a “Game Warden.”  This book is about some of the day-to-day experiences and adventures that I encountered during my 30 year career.  It’s more than a job; it’s a dedication, a career, a passion, and a way of life.  It takes a special kind of person to be a Conservation Ranger.  One must be self-motivated and eager to keep going, to accomplish the goals of good wildlife enforcement.

Most sheriffs have learned to count on the Ranger because they know the backwoods and are able to access it in an emergency.  Rangers usually have the special equipment needed to accomplish the job.


Jim with captured wolf

When I was about eight years old, I remember contemplating what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I remember thinking I wanted to be a Marine and a Game Warden.  About the time I graduated the Selective Service was drafting my high school buddies almost daily, so I knew the Army would draft me any day now.


Flying for bait

My brother and I, and a buddy of ours decided to join the United States Marine Corps.   After my tour of duty was over and I received my Honorable Discharge, the dream of being a Marine had finally been realized.  On January 2, 1975, I began my first day at work as a Conservation Ranger for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  I couldn’t believe it!  I was finally wearing the green and gray of Georgia’s finest.


Governor presenting award to Jim

You will surely enjoy the stories in this book.  It isn’t a novel, it’s a compilation of stories; true stories that happened during my exciting career.  I’m sure you’ll enjoy this book and it makes a great gift for that special person on that special occasion.  The price has been reduced, so take advantage of it now.  You can get your copy from or for only $11.95.

Thank you,
Jim Hethcox
Sergeant, Retired
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources, Law Enforcement Section

  1. Katie M Thrower
    May 1st, 2010 at 15:26 | #1

    I read it from front to back this is a good book i enjoyed reading it you did a good job Bro. Jim

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