Earl B. Pilgrim Blood on the Hills

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Blood on the Hills

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Wildlife Officer Earl Pilgrim is on a mission. The moose population on the Great Northern Peninsula has been decimated and he has promised the government of Newfoundland and Labrador to end the poaching threat.

Through the character John Christian, author Earl Pilgrim takes the reader into his world of stakeouts, bare-knuckled standoffs, and high-speed chases across the frozen barrens of the north.

Blood on the Hills is an autobiography. It is a tale of selfless determination involving great personal risk to carry out a mission that seemed impossible.

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About the Author:

Earl B. Pilgrim (John Christian) was born in St. Anthony in 1939. He received his early education in Roddickton, later studying Forestry at the College of Trades and Technology in St. John’s.

He began his adult career in 1960 as an Infantryman in the Canadian Army, serving with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. While there, he became involved in the sport of boxing, eventually becoming the Canadian Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

Following a stint in the Forces, he took a job as a Forest Ranger with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Department. During this time, he came to recognize the plight of the big game population on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. After nine years as a forest warden, he became a wildlife protection officer with the Newfoundland Wildlife Service.

For seventeen years, he has devoted his efforts to the growth and conservation of the big game population on the Great Northern Peninsula. Under his surveillance, the moose and caribou populations have grown and prospered at an astonishing rate. As a game warden and a local storyteller, he has gained the respect of conservationist and poacher alike.

He has been presented with a number of awards: the Safari International, presented by the Provincial Wildlife Division; the Gunther Behr Award, presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Federation; and the Achievement "Beyond the Call of Duty" Award, presented by the White Bay Central Development Association.

His books Will Anyone Search for Danny?, The Price Paid for Charley, Curse of the Red Cross Ring, The Captain and the Girl, and The Ghost of Ellen Dower have become Canadian bestsellers.

He is married to the former Beatrice Compton of Englee. They have four children, and make their home in Roddickton, Newfoundland.

Review:

A great read for anyone interested in wildlife enforcement issues, particularly poaching, and how community residents can help fight it. -- Bill Power, The Telegram

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