Editor’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.
Editor’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.
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→