Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central Coast of CA
Re: Alaskan Black Bear Hunt of a Lifetime
I just happened to look in this forum, never usually do, but boy am I glad I did. Let me add one more great big thanks to Scott for his service, especially for a Medivac pilot. They many time place themselves in harms way, without the chance to defend themselves, to assist others that cannot get out on their own, having had a dad and brother both wounded in two wars, WWII, and Nam, a BIG thanks. I entered service at the tail end of Nam (Army, 72-75) so I never went there.
You are a true gentleman, for you service to Scott and many others I'm sure. I have no doubt you were as happy as Scott when he got his bear. It's a joy one cannot explain to see someone else you helped be so successful. Like Scott said, that hunt would have been a dream, bear or no bear.
To Scott, if he has a chance to read these posts, what an excellent story, and yes you should send it off, I'd for sure try to send it to TJ or E.D. Thomas, since it was with the Black Widow. They'll eat it up, and they should. The fact it was done with a traditional bow and such a beautiful bear make it even sweeter. Nice work and congratulations!
God, Family, and guns, in that order!