Byron Grange moved to Barron County as
a boy and spent most of his professional
career in Wisconsin. He was Wisconsin's
first superintendent of game and established
the first state game farm.
He later privately
founded the Sandhill Game Farm on more
than 9,000 drained and abandoned acres
near Babcock. There he created a conservation
showplace which, since 1961, has been
a state-owned wildlife demonstration and
A widely-respected biologist,
Grange authored several research papers
as well as a volume on grouse studies
and a textbook on game management.
also wrote a nationally-acclaimed nature
book, Those of the
Forest, which is still
For further information on
Wallace B. Grange, read his Hall
of Fame monograph.
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