20/35 Year Look Back

In celebration of 36 years of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder, each week we will run parts of articles that appeared in the issue 35 years ago and 20 years ago. The entire issue will be uploaded to our website seeleylake.com for you to enjoy. We hope you will enjoy the journey with us as we follow our community through the past 36 years as documented by the Pathfinder.

35 years ago: June 18, 1987 issue

Fishin' at the Pothole

More than 30 young people, from toddlers to teenagers, caught hundreds of sunfish, perch and bass from the Pothole south of Seeley Lake last Saturday. The youngsters baited their hooks with nearly 30 dozen nightcrawlers donated by Roberts Bate Company of Great Falls. The Wilderness Sportsman's Club of Seeley Lake sponsored the second annual contest and provided hot dogs and pop contributed by local businesses. Frank Wolfram, youth activities chairman, coordinated the event.

Wolfram measured the largest fish of the day at 13-1/4 inches. The smallest fish was 3-1/2 inches long. One youngster caught a total of 52 fish, winning first place in the "most fish" category for his age group. Biggest fish, age 8 and under: First place, Jason Bousquet, model car, second place, Jason Bousquet, mini-pizza; third place, Tomanie Hebnes, six pack pop....

To see the rest of the winners and more from this issue visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/1987-06-18.pdf

20 years ago: June 20, 2002 issue

June proves hard on elk calves

Story Mike Thompson

Game Range Ramblings

My life became a bit more interesting when our dog woke me up at about 6:30 last Saturday morning.

I couldn't hear much other than his whining and howling with the fan roaring in the bedroom window, and it took me quite a few minutes to think of the phone and answering machine.

"Jared!" I exclaimed to myself, as I hurriedly made my way to the hallway. That's Jared with an "e," the dedicated volunteer who was standing in for Jarod-with-an-"o," our now famous graduate student on the elk calf mortality study. The latter-mentioned Jarod was off on a quick trip to Texas to wed his bride, the first three days he had taken from his research since beginning on May 1.

I was on call in case a radioed calf died on volunteer Jared's watch....

To read more of this Game Range Ramblings and more articles from this issue visit https://www.seeleylake.com/home/customer_files/article_documents/2002-06-20.pdf


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