It was about seven oclock when we started and
it was eleven when we arrived up there.
We ate our dinner and
set out for the creek to kill some trout. It was the distance of one half mile. When we
reached the creek we found that there were some large trout in the creek. We shot about
fifteen of them and prepared for the night. The fish were fried for supper and were fine.
The next morning after breakfast we set out for a bear chase. We had
not gone more than a half a mile when the dogs started a bear. The dogs ran him till about
three oclock. One of my friends and I crossed a high point of land that we headed
the bear off. We had scarcely reached the other side when the dogs brought him in forty
yards of us. We both shot but did not kill him but injured him badly. He went about out of
sight and climbed a tree. We traveled with all force to get there. When we reached the
tree where he was I shot him and started for the camp. We went a little ways and met our
other friends. They had a fox that was very beautiful. We got to the camp about five
Some hunters run a bear in a den close to our camp the day before.
That evening I set a large trap to catch him if he came out. Then I went back to the camp
to eat supper. After supper we all sat around the fire and talked over our hunt. It was
ten oclock when we went to bed. We got up early the next morning to look at my trap.
I took my rifle with me and one of my other friends went with me too. The bear got his
front foot in the trap and crawled under a rock that we had some time getting him out. We
killed him and carried him to the wagon.
That morning we decided to go home. We got home all right and
enjoyed our trip very much.