Twenty hours of daylight, small airplanes large enough for only pilot and me, .44 magnum revolver on my hip at all times for safety, communication with my family only by satellite phone, and animals that have no predators lurking around camp; this is soon happening!
In less than 12 weeks, my Production Crew and I will be headed to Alaska to hunt a Brown Bear. This particular animal is one I have had on my “bucket list” since I got into hunting and began learning more about some of the world’s most dangerous animals. The idea of hunting an animal that has no fear and very few predators has always been appealing.
Hunting in Alaska has always seemed daunting to me. Why would that be? It’s just another state, another part of the country that I have not visited, and a place where some amazing hunting opportunities exist. Yet as I pointed out in the beginning of the brief, the challenges that exist with logistics alone make hunting Brown Bear in Alaska seem very daunting. And I didn’t even begin to discuss the dramatic weather.
I am at the point in my life where these upcoming challenges are driving me to be even more prepared mentally and physically. I view the opportunity of this hunt as my chance to share stories with my viewers at a new level. It’s my goal to share with everyone as if they were living these amazing, and not daunting, moments directly with me.
Up for the challenge.