continued my guiding season right after my dads sheep hunt guiding a father and son team (great guys) on an early season brown bear hunt down on the fish...good results, starting it off with a bang this year so far!
the son killed an ancient old giant that i've been hunting for three seasons now. ralph cianciarulo nearly had an opportunity at him last year but it was too dark for filming so he opted out...i caught up to him right at dark this season at the same slough he's been fishing for three years now. 9'7 and super, super old. great old ugly scarred up bear with more rear teeth wear than i've seen yet on any bear. my boss thinks he's pushing 30 years old harder than any bear we've ever taken. lab work with tell in the end. what a bear....i wont lie though: i'll miss him when he aint there to play the game come next year. there'll be another good boar there (its a good fish hole as i've taken multiple nice males from it) but it wont be him....and it wont be quite the same ya know.
the father sealed the hunt up tight with a solid 9 + boar yesterday that i havent even squared yet. he proved to be a really old bear also, with one canine completely gone, lotsa molar wear, and tons of scarring on his face and neck. the guys did some great shooting, and had a blast. it was a neat hunt....i even got it done early enough to come back and shower up for my next hunt...whoda thunk it right?