Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin
Rice Moore is a man is on the run from the outlaws he betrayed. His dark past was rooted in the drug trade of Arizona. But he cheated them and now he has to be undercover otherwise he will be in serious trouble.
All he has to do is solitarily keep an eye on the wildlife and renovate the jungle cabins. He is relieved to find that he is required to be there all by himself. Not only does the job guarantee solitude but also a perfect hiding place from the vicious drug dealers. But relief soon gives way to despair as he finds that the bears are being killed. Rice gears up to track down and expose the poachers but he is caught in a controversy as the villagers and the lawmakers turn against him. Read the adventurous, fresh and intriguing story based in an unusual landscape. Nothing is usual about it.