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. ┬áHe 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.