Octave Dulude was a fine gentleman trapper who was a friend to many. Octave did a considerable amount of volunteer work for the NH Trappers Association and is remembered each year when an award in his name is presented to the individual or entity that is to be honored for service or support to the NHTA and the trapping community in New Hampshire. The magazine Voice of the Trapper was published quarterly by the National Trappers Association, devoted entirely to trapping and related subjects, written by trappers for trappers. The January 1984 issue had Octave Dulude on the cover at a time when he was suffering with terminal cancer yet continued to trap. A whole nation of trappers witnessed the fortitude and persistence of this very special individual. Thanks to Hall of Fame trapper Harris Ilsley for saving this old magazine and sharing it with us now.
Octave's wife was an accomplished amateur photographer and won a photo contest with this picture of her husband returning from a good day of trapping with eight beaver and three otter.
Octave Dulude on cover of NTA Magazine 1984
Octave Dulude receiving the 1982 Trapper of The Year Award from NHTA President Bob Phoenix