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Employment History

Ranger
National Park Service

Park Ranger

Maintenance Employee and A Park Ranger
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Naturalist and Park Ranger
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Backcountry Ranger
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Bigfoot: Missing in Nat'l Parks - Dave Paulides Book MISSING 411...

www.bigfootencounters.com, 26 May 2013 [cached]

The "wildmen" that the reporter alluded to were reported by retired NPS ranger Dwight McCarter, something that was left out of this story.

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McCarter stated that "Wild Men", meaning men who have lived in the forest and don't live by any laws had attacked a ranger in the past and was never captured. McCarter also acknowledged that Dennis Martin may have been abducted.
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This was confirmed by McCarter yet this key element isn't contained in this story. The FBI on scene made the determination that this sighting wasn't relevant, yet McCarter states that the timing and distance make is possible that this could've been Dennis-another item that the reporter didn't include in his article. Why would the FBI make the decision on this important event inside a National Park, McCarter was equally confused about why they didn't follow-up on this event.
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There is NOT one mention of bigfoot in the eastern version of "Missing 411", or in our presentation.....The attempt to make the "wild men" that McCarter spoke about something bigfoot related is an abomination and insult to Dwight McCarters 30 plus years in the park service.


LL Rocks | There are some things that will NEVER go out of style. | Page 2

www.llrocks.com, 3 Aug 2013 [cached]

While you could grab a map and strike out on your own, you would miss the Tennessee humor and mountain lore of Dwight McCarter, a retired park ranger who leads hikes for the inn. "Bear tracks - mother and cub," he points out, deciphering the forest's language for us.


By Dwight McCarter, Joe ...

www.citylightsnc.com, 31 May 2011 [cached]

By Dwight McCarter, Joe Kelley

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Rich with ranger lore, wilderness savvy and tracking expertise, Meigs Line follows Dwight McCarter and Joe Kelley, two retired rangers, on their search for Meigs Line, a survey line that resolved for years prior survey controversies between the Cherokee and American nations in 1802.
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Dwight McCarter was employed as a backcountry ranger by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from 1967 until his retirement in 1994. nationally renowned tracker, he has located numerous lost persons and criminals.
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Kelley and McCarter have opened the door to a long-forgotten chapter in the history of the Smokies. --Charles Maynard, founding director of Friends of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and author of Going Along to the Great Smokey Mountains


Dwight McCarter worked as a ...

greatsmokies75th.org, 20 June 2011 [cached]

Dwight McCarter worked as a Maintenance employee and a Park Ranger for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 27 years. Recognized as an expert tracker, he has been involved in many searches in the Park, and in Lost, Mr. McCarter recounts many of these incidents and shares other accounts of search and rescue missions in the Smoky Mountains. Mr. McCarter also co-wrote Mayday! Mayday!


KnoxNews: Travel

www.knoxnews.com, 19 Mar 2006 [cached]

Dwight McCarter, a naturalist and former park ranger at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will direct walks.They are scheduled for 3-5 p.m.April 15 and 10 a.m.-noon on April 23.

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