I want to tell you about one of our local bear guides.
Currently, this man is undergoing treatments for two kinds of cancer. He is self employed as a guide for bear hunting....and that season is only for a few weeks out of the year!
One of our guests uses this guide for his bear hunt while he is here for the week. The guest has stayed with us before (actually it was during the week of 9/11/01). The young man is confined to a wheelchair but he drives and he hunts and he even brought his kayak along this trip. His Dad comes with him to assist him with things that he needs help with.
The bear guide built a special blind for this young man to set in while he is hunting this year. In fact, the guide and his helpers actually cleared a path through their friends woods (removing some trees and stumps) so the hunter could more easily get to the blind. I think that is going above and beyond the call of duty as a guide, especially considering how ill he is.
We have other bear hunters due to arrive next week. So far, I haven’t heard of any successful hunters yet this week, but then I don’t always hear everything that quickly!
For the Record Book
3 days ago