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.
I have a friend who loves to use deer feeders that will hold like 5- 40 pound bags of feed or corn, and wants help hauling them deep into the woods where he has amazingly located the perfect spot for this 30 pound battery operated tripod that will only be there for a couple of weeks each year. My suggestion to him was to build some kind of light weight gravity feeder that could be strapped to a tree or a fence post if permenant, and this is what we came up with. I am...