A 76 year old man tells his life story from when he was a young boy thrust into the unknown wilderness of northern Alberta. He describes in vivid detail as a hunter and trapper, an affinity to the bush and the living he harvested from it.
I am the eldest of Ted Morton's children, born on April 5, 1949. Although not an author by any means, I was convinced by a friend that Dad's story had to be told. I have tried to relate his story as he has told it to me.
Dad continues to pass on his knowledge and respect for the forest, its animals, and what they can provide to a person for survival and enjoyment. I continue to trap and hunt with my dad today, even though it becomes more and more of a challenge as time goes on for him.
Dad still lives on the home place and I presently live twenty-two miles away in the town of Slave Lake, which is situated on the northern end of our trapline. My full time occupation is as an Industrial Mechanic for a local pulp mill. --- Stan Morton