Being a simple soldier and raising a family with 7 teenagers, yes that is correct. I am pretty sure I will never be able to afford the ultimate hunt, in my eyes, a grizzly, brown or even kodiak bear. I believe my passion for big bear hunting developed from being a child of the 70's. All my favorite shows of the time, minus "The Six Million Dollar Man" had big bears as characters. I was and still am I huge fan of Grizzly Adams. I wanted to grow up and be him. The movie series, Mountain Family Robinson also had big bears as a main character. And yes you will laugh but the 1976 movie "Grizzly" is one of my all time favorites. Basically "Jaws" in the body of a giant bear, how cool is that. I have always been a big bear fan. I really don't even put it on my hunting list because those hunts are almost out of reach from my tax bracket. Its great to dream though. Keep posting your experiences and I will keep reading and enjoying them.