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.
When calling coyotes, more often than not they will circle on a target they are
coming into and approach from the downwind side. Presumably they do this in
order to align what they smell, with what they are hearing.
This means that you should always have your downwind side camouflaged and have
an open shooting lane. If the area is heavily covered the coyote could come in
take a look and be gone, with you none the wiser.