My friend, Dennis, who lives in Port Gibson, MS, sent me these pictures by e-mail of a couple of his friends that went on a hunting trip for Elk in Montana.
As the story goes...one of them sat down next to a tree in a small patch of undergrowth and did the "calling" while the younger man settled in on a piece of "high ground" to be able to survey the oncoming Elk and to be in position to make the best possible shot.
As the younger man looked back to where the "caller" was sitting he nearly thew up! There, not about 5 paces behind the unaware caller was nearly 3/4 tons of GRIZZLEY BEAR...HUNGRY BEAR!!!
With ungodly fear in his heart, the young man immediately settled into a tight prone position and fired at the beast. He was scared. Scared of the bear, and very scared of having to shoot at something within a foot or so of his now fear paralyzed pal.
It took all 5 rounds from his 300-Win Magnum to stop the bear less than a foot from the old man.
Both men just sat and shook for almost an hour until their host caught up with them and told them about the bear that had been known several weeks ago to have killed several young cattle, a few sheep, and other farm/ranch animals. But, he was thought to have moved. on.
"I guess all's well that ends well." But, this story will live in the hearts of these two for generations to come.