Halvor Skavlem

Fascinating article by Wisconsin conservationist and historian Mike Mossman:

Halvor Skavlem, the John Burroughs of Wisconsin

Skavlem, son of Norwegian immigrants, born in Rock County Wisconsin around 1840, witnessed the breaking of the land.  He offers harsh and hilarious takedowns of “museum experts” and out of state Illinois hunters.

Did you hear about the kid that saw a wild turkey for the first time and thought it was the Devil Himself?  Take my advice, read this today.