Man, sorry, but my disappointment didnt allow me to show my face!!! None of us got a bear, we may have been too early. Did hear stories of a few bears in the area and hunted those areas, but didnt see any, nor did we come across any decent tracks (an old set of Grizzly tracks is about all) or scat. I did catch my first cutthroat trout, a nice 10" fish, which is real good size for mountain streams. Due to catch and release regs, I didnt want to risk holding him out of the water for a picture, so i turned him loose right away. Dont know if we will go back in the fall, but we are going later in spring season for SURE in '07. Had a great time, and honestly was not dejected at all. Am hooked on bear hunting, for sure!!!
My brother did take some on his digital camera. I will try to get them on my PC and post them. Some good ones. We had an awesome time, too. I am pretty sure that we were too busy walking off beers in the day to really pay attention to hunting bears, so our success was no doubt hindered by our evening social activities. We really went on a vacation, not a hunting trip. Great Times!!!
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...