Veasy grew up working with his father on his trap line on Meldrum Creek. He talked about the life of a trapper and his father’s relationship with those who had hunted in those parts long before the Colliers arrived.
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In a review of Three Against the Wilderness, Alan Twigg of BC Bookworld has some interesting information on Collier the trapper and writer. It’s quoted here.
In November 2006, Andrew Anaka, Conservation Officer with the Ministry of Environment, based in Williams Lake, e-mailed to say: ‘I came across these beaver traps this weekend. They are the actual traps used by Collier (believe it or not). The owner is Gordon Smilie of Williams Lake. He is a (retired) trapper and trap collector with loads of local knowledge.’