Frank Du Fresne was a conservationist, a game warden and a man who loved Alaska. He wrote very short pieces for Pulps like Adventure as well as non-fiction when he could but he was much too busy with moose to take the job on full time. Later in life he did write non-fiction books about the north and its animals. In 1966 he published a memoir about his time in the North called My Way Was North: An Alaskan Autobiography.

“The Poisoner” (Adventure, March 1, 1930) in which a trapper sets a trap for a dishonest lawyer then springs it in court.

“Through the Arctic Gale” (Blue Book, November 1930) reads like a first-hand encounter with a terrible storm.

“Contraband Fur” (Adventure, January 1, 1931) has a dishonest trapper meeting his match.

“Snow Man” (North-West Romances, Winter 1948) tells of Nebo, a trapper who complains about Alaska’s harsh climate, but will never leave.

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