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Flashback Friday – Grizzly Attack!

Safari-Mag-April-May-1975-coverEditor’s Note: On Friday we explore the vast Safari Magazine archives and bring back a gem from the past. This week a Yukon sheep hunt turns into a brush with death. This article originally appeared in the April, May, June 1975 issue of Safari Magazine.

 In early fall of 1972, we loaded the last duffle into the Beaver float plane and our pilot cranked up the engine. We would soon be airborne, leaving Watson Lake, Yukon behind us. Continue reading Flashback Friday – Grizzly Attack!

Wyoming Game And Fish Commission To Review Post-Delisting Grizzly Bear Management Proposal At Special Meeting Next Week

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WGFD photo.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will take public comment and review the draft Grizzly Bear Management Plan and the draft three-state Memorandum of Agreement at its special meeting on May 11, 2016 in Casper. The draft proposals outline how Wyoming would manage grizzly bears when they come off of the endangered species list. This follows a public comment period. Continue reading Wyoming Game And Fish Commission To Review Post-Delisting Grizzly Bear Management Proposal At Special Meeting Next Week

Flashback Friday – Someday…

SafariSO96CoverEditor’s Note: On Friday we dig into the Safari Magazine archives and rerun a story from one of our past issues. This week, we follow Burl Jones and his son Mark on a quest for grizzly bear in the Ogilvie Mountains of the Yukon Territory. This story originally appeared in the September/October 1996 issue of Safari magazine.

We were working our way above timberline, to the hunting country of the Yukon’s Ogilvie Mountains. My son Mark and I were being guided through these mountains by Marty Thomas, Continue reading Flashback Friday – Someday…

When Only Grizzly Will Do – A Hunters Journey to Realize a Long-Time Goal

The author with the results of his quest.
The author with the results of his quest.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to take a grizzly more than any other North American species. A stubborn nature combined with the primacy of establishing that goal so early in life never permitted it to diminish. The only thing standing in the way was the money needed to make it happen.

My first attempt was on the cheap, as I was living in Montana during the very last years grizzly hunting was allowed. I’d made arrangements with an outfitter who guided in the Bob Marshall Wilderness to be on call in case the big boar that caused trouble in his camp each fall showed up. If it did, and as long as the meager quota had not been filled, I was to meet him at the trailhead, ride to his back country camp and hunt the bear. A little voice kept telling Continue reading When Only Grizzly Will Do – A Hunters Journey to Realize a Long-Time Goal