Frank Dufresne, Chief, Division of Information, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retired on June 20, 1950 after 30 years of continuous Federal service. Twenty-four years of Mr. Dufresne's career were spent in Alaska. He entered his life work in the field of Federal wildlife conservation when he was appointed as a fur warden in Nome for the former Bureau of Biological Survey on October 23, 1922 to assist in enforcing the law and regulations for the protection of land fur-bearing animals in the Territory. In 1924 he was promoted to U.S.
Animal trapping is perhaps one of the first methods of hunting. Traps were used by central European people to hunt mammoths thousands of years ago.
Editor's note: This story first ran in the Clarion on July 26, 2002.
The sudden appearance of a large grizzly and her newborn cub turned an early summer hike into a hike for survival. It all started one cloudy day, June 13, 2001. As a reward for a long day of working on my cabin at Twin Lakes across Cook Inlet, my companion and I were enjoying a day of hiking and watching Dall sheep. The climb up the mountain behind the cabin, started on an old hunting trail now seldom used by hunters but mostly traveled by game animals, was uneventful.
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