Growing up in a hunting camp in B.C I was present on several occations when Grizzlies were taken by clients using rifles . I was the kid who often got the job of holding the horses while the action happened ( thats why my arms are so long now ). That was 30+ years ago and I never did have any burning desire to hunt one . I did however enjoy tales of hairy encounters told by the old guys . Especially the late Bill Love who guided Fred Bear up in the tatlatui .
I have taken a couple of Blackies on two separate occations ,when they decided that they wanted to keep the dogs company on the front porch .I’m tempted every spring to pick up a tag and try for a fat black with my bow .Never quite grt around to it .