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Jim Margadant was raised in Minnesota by Norwegians; then drifted to South Dakota where friends convinced him to go back to school.  Among the tangible rewards flowing to him from that decision were a 35-year career as a lawyer, too many hunting seasons delayed or missed because of business commitments, and his annual resolution to take up fly-fishing which he has  broken every year since 1974.

Jim retired from his law practice in 2007, took a staff job with the Sierra Club., and declared himself to be a recovering lawyer.  The change has proved beneficial.  He now works at what has been his avocation since high school — the conservation of wildlife, protection of wildlife habitat, and the preservation of America’s remaining wild public lands.  Jim is traveling more now, is not nearly so owly, and has even been introduced to the siren call of Colorado’s 14ers.  Along the way he has met many fine sportsmen, public land managers, wildlife biologists, and research scientists.

In addition to the Sierra Club, Jim is a member of the Black Hills Sportsmen, the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the Norbeck Society, the Black Hills Mountain Lion Foundation, and the Muzzleloaders of the Black Hills.

He emphasizes that all articles posted on this blog are his opinion, unless stated otherwise.   As such, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of any organization or group.

— T.M. Honker, Recording Secretary

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