Click on the link below to explore the first article from a series published in Forest and Stream titled: How Fur is Caught I 1895. This late 19th century publication contains detailed descriptions of trapping, logging, winter survival and hunting. Most of the article is based in the Mercer area with detailed preparation and explanation regarding a week long trapping adventure. As the story begins, we are introduced to Fay Buck, the 21 year old trapper and honored woodsman. Buck’s family will establish Buck’s Resort in Manitowish Waters as well.
Editor’s note: please be aware, some articles from How Fur Is Caught, contains nativist and racist comments, sadly typical of early authors. Additionally, some may find offense regarding late 19th century trapping and wolf mitigation practices. The MWHS chose to preserve these early articles unedited with a cautionary note allowing the reader full context, and the option to skip offending text.