Saturday, February 13, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 13

February 13, 1914 –John Erickson and P. C. Frederickson of Roosevelt Township brought 14 wolf pelts to Bemidji this morning to receive the state bounty that amounted to $105. This is the largest number of pelts brought to Bemidji for bounty at one time; all were brush wolves. Erickson and Frederickson have claims near Neving and for a pastime during the winter, trap. They have been unusually successful during the past few months and have several more that were not dry enough to bring in.

So far this season other trappers who have been working the country in the vicinity of Neving have been unsuccessful as the wolves are scarce and can only be caught by clever methods. The hides bring about four dollars apiece.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; Feb. 13, 1914; p. 1.

A brush wolf, 1906


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