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Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…at night, alone with the ship and the stars sailing a sea without any end. I get much the same sensation snowshoeing down a frozen lake at night. Nothing to guide you but a star or two, the shore too far off to be seen, all alone with the sky…

Glass of beer sitting next to Cabbie's Tap logo.

Ten-cent Taps, Lasting Romance & Ida's Special Sauce

…romantically involved with one another at Cabbie’s. Imagine that. The aforementioned bowling machine was popular. For the game of course, but also because it was somewhere to sit. Seating was at a premium in Cabbie’s once night fell. And so it was one evening when I was looking to bowl…

Sigurd Olson Articles

…beaver, that each one had to be tagged, that they must be delivered and checked through the district game warden within a certain number of days of the closing of the season. And now, as though that wasn’t enough, he had also received an application for gas rationing which he…

Sigurd Olson Letters

…up. Grace Nute [who would write several books about the canoe country’s history] from the Minnesota Historical Society, a Mr. King, librarian and a Mr. Whitehead on the staff stayed with me last night and went up to Hub’s this morning to spend the weekend. Last night I took them…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…series on pollution in Sports Afield by Bill Wolff, the old game warden stories by Harold Titus in Field and Stream, Harold Martin in the Saturday Evening Post, Arthur Carhart in the Atlantic Monthly, Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman in the last American, the editorials in Collier’s and you…

veteran flag ceremony

Memories of a Fallen Soldier

…memorial to Tom. Along with the memorial we were also shown the Tom Dean award given to the outstanding player in the annual Knox – Monmouth College football game. Because of this interruption of the tour, Kate later told me that other prospective students thought she was some highly recruited…

wolf head

Tug of War Over Wolves

…“slow transition” from federal protection to state management rather than going from full protection to a game species or vice versa—overnight. They also recommend that states avoid prescriptive harvest legislation. The Wisconsin state legislature prescribed many aspects of the wolf harvest via legislation rather than through the traditional rule-making processes…

Wolf hunting, captured on trail camera, Maxwell Property

A History with Wolves

Wolf Awareness Week

…the wolf as a game species and established a regulated harvest season – which occurred from 2012 to 2014. This legislated wolf harvest was criticized by some as being more aggressive than necessary. In December 2014, a federal court case relisted wolves as a federally endangered species. After relisting, the…