I put my spring hunting plans
on hold when my Mothers health started slipping away.
She passed in late March.
We traveled to California to put her to rest.
My very close family friend
Chuck Turner traveled out from Indiana to attend the services
with his mother and his sister. Chuck is a Viet Nam Vet ....
UDT / SEAL .... He now rides with the Viet Nam Vets MC .....
Chapter #1 ..... Bedford, Indiana.
Chuck decided to travel
up to Alaska with us. I have been trying to get him up to visit
for over 20 years.
We went over to the
cabin on Prince of Wales and were blessed with some very nice
weather. We decided to boat out and try a beach camp and look
for a Bear. After sitting on a tide flat for the 3 days the wind
changed and allowed Chuck to sneak up into position.
He waited for several
hours for one of the Bears we had been watching to feed into
good position. His shot was true from 65 yards with my .338.
The Big Boar wheeled around and ran in Chuck's direction. The
second shot at 45 yards also was on the mark. The Bear slumped.
The Big Black measured
7'3" from nose to tail and has a green skull measurement
of 21 inches.