posted this in the photo thread a few days back, thought i'd drop the story.
Saw this bear chasing a sow first night on the ridge, killed him the next day in the bottom of the valley, 1200 steep feet down. Client was gung-ho, hiked right to the bottom, into a 200 yard square with four grizzly in it and stood right there while we layed carnage to the valley floor and asked to carry the hide back up the valley wall!! no he didn't make it but danged if he didn't give it go, made my job alot easier, made my job alot more fun to have a client into more than just killin'. Between him and his cousin on the hunt ( who killed a six foot blackie) they would argue over who got to do the dishes!
I share this story for all the non res headin' out or planning guided hunts. if you don't have a pair, go buy some and strap them on. Clients like these last guys made guiding what it should be,a riot, between the three of us i think this had to be the best hunting trip i've ever guided. The only reason he got a dead grizz was because he wanted it, worked for it, and enjoyed it, most clients woulda woosed out. Prep well, it may determine your outcome!
120 yards, .300 win