“You packed and ready to go?” asked Sean Lingl. I was….but really did not want to drag my Boyt travel bag and gun case down stairs to head to the airport to begin the long flight back to Texas. The hunt had been a fun one. For several days Sean a long time friend and ace black bear guide, Jamie Romeril blacktail deer hunter extraordinaire, cameraman Jason Miller and I had been hunting on Vancouver Island. What had started out as blacktail deer hunt I had set up…

“I’ve seen about enough of pictures of big bear you and those going with you been taking hunting with Ryan. If he’s got an opening this coming spring, I want to get on the list. That last big brown phase bear you took convinced me it’s time I started hunting black bear again!”