- 1983-12 [date recorded]
Part of Kreg O. Sky fonds
RECORDED: Cochrane (Alta.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Frank Philipps worked with Interprovincial Boundary Survey, also Brewster's. Started own outfit out of Banff in early 1920s. Banff was summer/fall base after 1923 moved to North Vancouver.; Summer fishing trips. Charlie Phillips (uncle), Alvin Gwyn helped guide. Areas: Palliser River, Royal Group. Some big name American and European clients. Characteristics of German hunters. Helpers: Tom McIvor, Phil Cook, Ray Legace. Philipps used to hire other outfits out of Banff. Wintered his horses at the "Corners". Owen Philipps's initial clients and hunts. Southern extent of hunting areas noted. Billy Boivin, one armed guide. TRACK 2: Used some CPR cabins in the Elk Valley. Used White and Bull Valleys in early years; also Cross and Palliser. Other outfitters; Nixon, Tegart, Bill Richardson. Magazine articles in the 1930s. Preparing capes for taxidermist Horace (Pop) Halloway. Wounded grizzly. Banff Park once included Kananaskis area. Memories of Bill Peyto. Some Vancouver corporate clients. Hunting publicity. Frank Philipps ended up with territory in Northern Rockies, early 1960s.