Thanks to Cory from Got Hunts for forwarding this amazing post. Talk about bear hunting guides who go beyond the call of duty.
To see video of the first truck river crossing visit http://www.gothunts.com/2006/05/25/high-water-bear-hunt/
Here is what the Got Hunts website says about this amazing photo.
Bear hunting this spring was quite an adventure. We had above average snow pack this winter and the creeks were raging. As you can see, it ended up getting us in some trouble. If you haven’t yet, watch the video http://www.gothunts.com/2006/05/25/high-water-bear-hunt/ before you read further.
Close call huh? Normally this stream is only a few feet wide and maybe a foot deep. Pretty incredible. That evening, we attempted the crossing again (we know we’re not too smart… hindsight is 20/20) in George’s Dodge diesel pickup and it got stuck too. Cory was able to winch him out with his Jeep again, but the pickup sucked water through the engine and the insurance company totaled it. This was an expensive hunt to say the least. We’re just glad nobody was hurt.
Fortunately, both hunters harvested beautiful color phase black bear.
Thanks Cory for the forward to this great story. Be careful out there! Congratulations to both of these hunters on amazing color phase bears and to the guides for going above and beyond the call of duty.