|Herb Bergquist with a fox he harvested in 1978.|
Herb Bergquist is our Region 5 Ecological Services decision support coordinator in Massachusetts. He works in the emerging technology of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide our natural resource managers with needed mapping and spatial information. He also dedicates time to recruiting and teaching youth hunters and hunters new to Massachusetts.
5 Questions for Herb
1. Do you hunt/fish and if so what?
I have hunted and trapped almost my whole life – deer, pheasant, duck, grouse, muskrat, beaver, raccoon … My early experience hunting was the time in my life when and where the instinctive connection with the land and wildlife was born in me.
2. Who got you into fishing or hunting?
My dad. I can remember our early-morning hunting trips as if they were yesterday, riding down the back roads with my dad and Sammy, our trusted black Labrador retriever seated between us in that old red GMC truck, headed toward a favorite hunting ground. My tangible bond with the land and its wild inhabitants was developing – fostered by my father and for that, I am forever indebted.