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By LuAnn Schindler

Retired game warden highlights career in new book


November 9, 2023

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

In the wild • Gary Ralston, from Creighton, talks about working as a game warden for the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Oct. 26, during a presentation at Orchard Public Library. Ralston recently released a book, "The Game Warden and His Friend, Otto."

As a game warden, Gary Ralston has seen - and heard - it all.

The Creighton resident shared his reasons for writing a collection of short stories about situations a game warden may encounter, during an Oct. 26 program at the Orchard Public Library.

"It's been more successful than I had suspicion it might be," he told a crowd of approximately 25 individuals.

Ralston's drive to record his stories came directly from the work of as a warden.

Ralston's assigned area included all of Antelope and two-thirds of Knox counties, approximately 1,535 square miles.

"After working 40 years as a game warde...

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