Wow! Wow! What are the odds of a deer busting out of the brush and running into your horse. Then, what are the odds of a grizzly being right on the tail of that deer. Then, what are the odds that the grizzly takes off after the one young guy in the group. And finally, what are the odds that she gets the horse to follow her command, and the bear actually gives up.
She said one in a million, but I bet figuring all those odds in, it's way, way higher!
Great story with a great ending. I worke up in this area when I was a kid on another guest ranch and seeing bears was not a rare occurence in the daily lif of the ranch. Most of them were blacks for sure but the occasional grizzly was spotted and always made you a little nervous because of thier reputation. Especially for a 17 year old kid.
Historically, hunting has been a sport that has been predominately participated in by men. There have been notable exceptions, of course. Eleanor O’Connor, wife of the famous hunter and outdoor writer, Jack, traveled with him and hunted in many parts of the world, taking her share of game, including some exceptional trophies. Not as well-known to hunters today were Martin and Osa Johnson of the early to mid-1900’s. Together they traveled to many places that seemed extremely exotic and...