At least three of us drew an early rifle bear tag for an area that we don't archery hunt. Another buddy drew the rifle tag for the area that we do plan to bowhunt. I had the OTC best license last year and didn't kill. He hunted the same unit and got into a few bears but didn't kill one
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...