Bachelor of Science in Fish and Game Management, Oregon State College, 1948. Master of Science in Wildlife Conservation, University Maine, 1950.
Head department wildlife management University Alaska, Fairbanks, 1950-1954. Freelance writer, photographer Homer, Alaska, 1954-1959. Area biologist, Cook Inlet Coml.
Fisheries Alaska Department Fish and Game, Juneau, 1959-1970. Outdoors editor Alaska Magazine, Anchorage, 1968-1988. Freelance writer, photographer Homer, since 1988.
Member Alaska Board of Fish and Game, Juneau, 1970-1975, Alaska Board of Game, 1975-1982. National advisory committee oceans and atmosphere, United States Government, Washington, 1976-1978.
With United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member American Society Journalists and Authors.
Married Ursula Ruth Budde, September 25, 1943 (divorced January 1965). Children: Kathleen, Mary, Michael, Nancy, Jim K. Married Audrey Anecia Roberts, January 25, 1965.
Children: Terry Sagmoen, Michael Sagmoen, Tamara Sagmoen.