Enclosed with this letter is your Leica range-finder, which somehow made it out with me in your Super Cub. I’ve also enclosed a CD containing photos of our hunt, one or two of which are pretty special.
Thanks again for putting together an exciting, hard-charging bear hunt. I didn’t come to Cold Bay with the expectation of stalking big bears for miles, of hiking mountain terrain in waders, or of needing that range-finder to make shots over 300 yards – but that’s just what happened. That we successfully stalked an old battle-scarred bruiser of a ten-foot bear is something I will always remember. And from here on I’ll always judge the steepness of our Tahoe ski slopes by how they measure up to the avalanche chute we climbed to get that bear.
That you managed all that within days of taking an eleven-foot boar from the same spike-camp that you and I hunted out of is a real tribute to your ability to get your clients on the big, mature animals.
It’s clear to me, Brad, that you have three things that make for a great Brown Bear hunt: a wordclass hunting area with bears larger than mine, a strong work ethic, and a fantastic ability to spot game, especially at great distances.
I enthusiastically recommend you to anyone who wants to actively stalk the planet’s biggest bears in their best habitat with a very successful, well-equipped outfit that gets up and goes after the game. I’m looking forward to getting in the field again with Alaska Wilderness Adventures & Guiding.