Hogle Fox Farm was operated in McColloms by Edwin E. Hogle from 1920 to his death in 1930.

Malone Farmer, September 15, 1920

The Hogle Fox Farm at McCollom's, which has been under construction at much expense ever since last spring is to be ready for the foxes from Prince Edward's Island October first. Nearly all the fox pens and yards are finished, and, through Mr. Hogle's personal attention for the past month, have embodied new features of Mr. Hogle's own conception, which are adapted to the lay of the land and have been endorsed by practical fox breeders as a great improvement over former methods. The young foxes are in prime condition and ought to take kindly to their quiet wooded home, the environment being ideal for breeding wild animals. The caretakers house is now enclosed and the finishing of the interior is being rapidly pushed. The enterprise will be another great attraction to visitors of the Northern Adirondacks.

Malone Farmer, January 10, 1923


Pelts of Forty-Five Silver Black Foxes from Hogle Fox Farm Go to New York Fur Company. One Hundred of the Choicest Animals Still Kept for Breeding.

Mr. Jaeckel, of the firm of A. Jaeckel & Co. of New York, extensive furriers, and a party of four friends visited the Hogle Fox Farm last week and were entertained there by E. E. Hogle. While there Mr. Jaeckel competed arrangements with Mr. Hogle for the purchase of the pelts of 45 selected silver black foxes for an amount which it is expected will reach fully $20,000, as it is believed that the pelts will average $500 each. A partial payment of $10,000 down was made on the purchase. The final payment will be made on appraisal of the fur in New York by the company's expert. The pelts were shipped by express Friday night.

This is the first big sale of silver black fox pelts from the Hogle ranch near McColloms or from any fox farm in the North Country, and it goes to show what fox farming means in its commercial aspects outside of sales of choice animals for breeding purposes at much higher figures. The Hogle farm mill has left fifty pairs of their finest foxes, all of which have mated and will bring a large increase to the number of foxes on the farm next spring; and next year it is expected that upwards of 125 foxes will be pelted at the farm without impairing the proper continuance of the breeding stock, which means a constantly increasing revenue.

Mr. Hogle caught the foxes from the pens and had them slaughtered by an instant and painless method of pressure on the heart by the use of an apparatus which he devised. The pelts were prepared for market by Charles Haskins and Samuel Ellis, two of the most experienced trappers in the Adirondacks and went forward in perfect condition.

Malone Farmer, August 29, 1923


Will Be Held at Hogle Fox Farm, McColloms, Labor Day.

The Malone Lodge of Elks is planning the biggest and best party ever staged by the organization for its annual outing which will take place at the Hogle Fox Farm, McColloms, on Labor Day. Sept. 3rd. from 10 A. M. on. There will be the usual big banquet at one P. M., base ball games between Elk teams from Malone, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, several "snappy slugfests" between well-known scrappers, races and sports of various kinds, good music and other diversions.

The Fox Farm furnishes an ideal place for the meet, reached over good roads by a short auto drive from all parts of the county, and all Elks are urged to get their cars in motion filled with brother Elks early Monday morning. The general committee announces that it will be unnecessary to carry refreshments of any kind. Everything for the enjoyment of the party will be taken to the Fox Farm in trucks and there will be an abundance of food for all. A large tent has been procured for use in case of rainy weather and the outing will be held, rain or shine. An inspection of the $200,000 worth of silver-black foxes will alone be worth the trip. Tickets for the party are $2.50 each and are now on sale by Malone, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake committee's, of which E. E. Hogle, C. H. Goldsmith and J. Alpert are chairmen.

Malone Farmer, April 14, 1926

Monday the Hogle Fox Farm had 23 litters of young foxes and at least 50 litters are expected. None have been seen as 26 days must pass before the caretakers can look at them. Sixty pairs were wintered for breeding purposes. Not a fox was pelted last fall because of the demand for the live animals. Of these 145 were sold. One fox rancher of New York city, took 89 of them. Four pelts are on exhibition at Empsall's and they are very beautiful.

Malone Earner, Wednesday, February 9th, 1927

Mrs. Delbert Bombard was called to the Hogle Fox Farm to care for her sister-in-law, Mrs. Clark French, who is ill with la grippe.

Tupper Lake Free Press and Herald, January 8, 1948

50 PULP LOGGERS WANTED Immediately. $8.00 per cord. Apply daily to Vernon Parks or Joe O'Hara at the Skinner Tract or Hogle Fox Farm. McCollums, N.Y.