Calvin King Collection

Cal King worked for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department from 1951-1987. He began as a game warden on the Wind River Indian Reservation, but he also worked as a biologist for the BLM and Forest Service that same year. Cal held eight commercial certificates for the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. He had ownership in many things, including the King Chemical and Pest Control business, King Real Estate Properties, the Nature Conservancy Wildlife Refuge (in cooperation with the University of Wyoming) and he held considerable wildlife real estate holdings. He also patented a rabies skunk trap. Cal was a journeyman electrician and was a lifetime member of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association. He was raised to Sublime Degree of a Master Mason on March 22, 1954, and was presented with a 50-year award by Malta Lodge #17, AF & AM of Wyoming. Cal wrote many books and articles during his life, including: An Entomology Collection of Insects in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, A Limnological Study of Sodergreen Lake Master Thesis, Waterfowl Mortality in Oil Sumps in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, Distribution of Elk in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming (book), Reasons for the Decline of Game in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming (book), Publications on the Harvester Ant (1961), a Study of Range Conditions in the Big Horn Basin and Wind River Basin with Dr. Herb Fisser of the University of Wyoming, A Review of Deer and Elk Teeth Ages with Dr. Fred Guyn and C. King, Herbarium Collection of Plants from the Lower Sonoran Zone to the Alpine and History of Wildlife in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming (book)

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Calvin King Collection