In Passing: Jack Harris

Jack Harris

Jack Harris, 92, of E. Helena, Mont., passed away on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Jack served in World War II and worked as a welder/mechanic in the local smelter for 37 years. He supplemented his income by fur trapping to support his wife and three sons. He was an expert trapper and lure maker, and he especially liked to trap mink and bobcats. He was a friend of Bill Nelson and a dealer for Bill’s Lures and Bait from 1960 until Bill passed away in 1973. Bill and his student-partners based their trapping operations at Jack’s place in 1959 and 1960. Jack was a friend of mine for 35 years and we spent an enjoyable season trapping bobcats in southwestern Wyoming during the 1985-1986 season.

— Submitted by Sherm Blom

 

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