So not typically one to share stories on the internet but I thought I would give it a go for one of the most successful hunts ever where a trigger was never pulled. I grew up pretty much as city as city could be and one of the greatest joys from childhood were those weekends spent in the woods outside the city hunting deer with my dad. Like most my dad introduced me to hunting at a very early age and taught me how to be a responsible hunter with a core set of values.. Growing up my dad always shared his passion of Alaska and back then I never completely understood it.. He finally was able to move and make a home in Alaska after he retired and his dream was finally complete or so I thought. Well as time went by I became a guide among other things so our time hunting together became minimal as I was always working during the seasons. Somewhere along the way the economy caught up with my dad and forced him back to work so even when I had time he had to work.. Well a few months back we decided to try to do a hunt together and the logical choice was the Kenai bear hunt, low cost and I have lots of friends and resources on the peninsula. I only get to see my dad about once a year so needless to say I was excited to see him. Well I finally picked up my dad and the hunt was on. Realizing that time waits for nobody my hunt tragedy had to be altered to accommodate my 70 yo dad but none the less the hunt was on. Opening morning was spent glassing an area that I had been watching a good sized bear but never could find him .. We moved to several other areas spent a lot of time on the lake and river ,called in all the favors and had eyes all over the peninsula spotting for bears.. In the end no big boars to be found…. Lots of sows and small bears around but nothing either of us were willing to take. At the end of the hunt I came to a conclusion that this was one of the greatest hunts I have ever been part of…Why…. Because I spent the entire week with the one person who is responsible for everything I have done and made me the person I am today and to me that is so much greater then pulling a trigger… plans are already in place for next year’s hunt and we will have a new partner, my 3yo son will be joining in….