Diann E. Wiesner
Albert Schulz describes some of his experiences trapping along the Rosebud River in Alberta, Canada, in the early 1910s. He talks about learning to snare rabbits from his father, and the three years (1912-1914) that he spent learning to trap from Dan Fletcher, a bachelor rancher who was had lost both feet to frostbite. Schulz talks about a Mr. Gray who trapped outside Edmonton using specially designed pit-traps for gray wolves. Schulz tells how he narrowly missed fighting during World War One, having been called to duty on November 7 and been released when the war ended on November 11, 1918. He recalls moving to Harlowton, Montana in 1937, where he and his wife began trapping to provide supplemental income until 1946. Schulz talks about returning to trapping in the early 1960s around the Big Hole and Grass Range regions with Ralph Hootan.
Trapping; Alberta, Canada; Rosebud River; Harlowton, Montana; Hudson Bay Fur Company of Calgary; Big Hole, Montana; Grass Range region, Montana; Trappers, Montana
Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers Oral History Project, OH 099, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (14 p.: 28 cm.)
Schulz, Albert P., "Albert P. Schulz Interview" (1980). Twentieth Century Montana Fur Trappers Oral History Project. 6.