Season is coming and even more bear threads will find themselves on our forums so the question how many.How many bears have you taken or been involved with the taking of. I've been with two friend on their taking of Browns. I have taken for myself a dozen now,two browns one grizz the rest blacks.Also involved in the taking of several brown town problem bears when a LEO.I have probably watched twenty or so bears being skunt out or salted and lips and ears turned.Talked to clients that took many of those bears as to gun and bullet type.I have had the advantage of living in a small out of the way town with some great local guides who in their own right could have fine books written about them.they learned to fly from Layton Bennett training along and guiding with folks like Duncan Gilchrist learning the ropes from Mr.Katzeek.To listen to Mr.Katzeeks stories of laying in Salmon streams with a spear waiting for a bear to walk over you so you could lift the spear and use the bears weight to carry the spear through it body. To have a chance to hear in Forrest Young's own voice on a old tape the story of his attack as his wife pours more coffee.Talk to Hess or Ralph Borders about their attacks.
Finding a bear and shooting it is so much more after you have been around these oldtimers and listened to the tails seen the scars and been part of the campfire.Then you have a fair idea about the bear the hardship that can come from it.The thrill of hunting them is their house up close.To know guides that will show you a ten foot bear walking at two hundred yards and say we cut down and around and be sitting right on the edge of that far path when he steps on it and the client says I can take him from here.The guide is willing to say not that bear you won't its down there with him or I find you a smaller bear that hasn't earned my respect yet.
Lets hear some of the stories ya'll can tell