By Duncan Dobie

ISBN-10: 061586631X

ISBN-13: 9780615866314

Arthur Woody used to be the main well-known woodland ranger who ever refused to put on a uniform. Born in 1884 close to Suches, Georgia, legend tells us that he witnessed his father kill the final residing deer within the mountain quarter round 1895 whilst he was once 10 years previous. He by no means forgot this event. In 1918, he grew to become Georgia’s moment woodland ranger. He eventually presided over 200,000 acres of nationwide wooded area. that very same 12 months, he begun stocking non-native rainbow and brown trout into his cherished Rock Creek shelter (later to develop into Blue Ridge flora and fauna administration zone, the nation’s first natural world administration area). He additionally started to repair local brook trout, or “specks,” as he fondly referred to as them.

In 1927, he bought 5 younger fawns from the Pisgah Reserve in North Carolina. those, and different deer bought over the following few years, served because the foundation for a growing to be deer herd that will ultimately extend around the mountains and once more populate parts the place they'd been absent for plenty of many years. Ranger Arthur Woody used to be a larger-than-life personality who devoted his existence to aiding others in his group in the course of the very tough financial instances of the good melancholy. He was once additionally a visionary who labored tirelessly to revive the forests of North Georgia and the natural world that lived in these forests. His instincts for what had to be performed guided him via many winning endeavors and left humans shaking their heads in amazement.

“Do what has to be performed and ask permission later” grew to become his creed in the course of a three-decade-plus profession with the U.S. woodland carrier. the following, for the 1st time, is the never-before-told tale of Georgia’s most famed wooded area ranger, and certainly one of America’s precise conservation pioneers.

About the Author

Duncan Dobie has been a full-time outside author for greater than 30 years. His tales and images have seemed in different books, magazines and newspapers around the nation. in the course of highschool, Duncan usually went searching and fishing within the North Georgia mountains with a number of of his lecturers. the following he started to observe colourful tales and legends approximately Ranger Arthur Woody. these tales so impacted him that he vowed to benefit extra concerning the “Barefoot Ranger of Suches.” This booklet, his 11th, is the results of a lifelong quest to percentage Ranger Woody’s outstanding tale. Duncan lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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