Zumbo Live: Girl's First Bear

This journal is from Jim Zumbo's third spring bear hunt of the season. Jealous? Read on, and see what an incredible adventure he's having.

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The second day dawned cloudy and windy with more intermittent snow. Ken and I and Jeremy rode our horses up a steep sagebrush hillside where we'd seen a herd of elk the day before. We led a packhorse loaded with all the fixin's for making a new bait. After topping a ridge, we headed into the forest and Kenny set out two bags of dogfood and some aromatic "potions."

We left the area and headed up the ridge where we could watch a big burn that had no bait in it, but was ideal country for bears.