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By A.L. Karras

From 1919 to 1970, Olaf Hanson used to be a trapper, fur dealer, prospector, online game mum or dad, fisherman, and highway blasting specialist in northeastern Saskatchewan. He informed his lifestyles tale to well known Saskatchewan writer A. L. Karras, who wrote this historic memoir within the Eighties. In an uncompromising, elementary kind, Karras and Hanson show the geography, flora and fauna, usual historical past of the sector in addition to the enterprise and social interactions among humans. Their ebook deals a glance on the vanished subsistence and advertisement financial system of the boreal woodland, wound round a desirable own tale of braveness and actual stamina.

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One day Mosher and Parker decided to take the dog team to freight in these supplies to our present camp. I would stay home to chink the walls of the new cabin with sphagnum moss by pounding it in between the logs. Also, in their absence, I would move all our effects into the new cabin from the old dilapidated structure that we had been using, and which stood a stone’s throw away from the new one. In the old cabin, we had an ancient cast iron wood-burning stove, which Patterson and I had freighted from Little Bear Lake in the previous winter.

While they removed their skis, one fellow asked me if I was a trapper. from poacher to game guardian  “No,” I said, but offered no further information. Then one turned to the other and wondered aloud in Swedish who I was. He also wondered what I was doing there. Norwegian is my native language, but I understand and speak Swedish as well. While I understood him perfectly, my English was almost without any tell-tale accent, for I had not used my native tongue very much since arriving in Minnesota from Norway at an early age.

I had heard of a work crew cutting out the north boundary of the Fort-àla-Corne Forest Preserve and knew they were not far from me because I had heard them chopping wood that morning. I walked about a mile to where I could hear someone felling a tree. From there, I soon located the camp and found the work crew. I explained to these men that I needed their help to capture a couple of bear cubs. They were ready to accommodate me, since one of their number had shot the mother bear earlier in the day.

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