Chilco Choate

Edward Duncan (Chilco) Choate was born in 1935 in Chilliwack, BC. In 1952 he left home and headed for the Chilcotin country of BC. He tried cowboying but soon became a big-game guide and outfitter. During his years of guiding, he also became well known as a conservationist. He still lives alone on Gaspard Lake, a remote lake in the Chilcotin, and communicates with the world by way of a solar fax machine.