The Grizzly, by William Henry Wright

Of all the bear books I’ve read, this is my favorite.  Inspired by the adventures of “Grizzly Adams,” Mr. Wright spent a lot of time in my neck of the woods, enough time to get realistic about a lot of things.  He was neither paranoid nor naive.  There are a lot of details of woods wisdom scattered through the book, with lots of adventure and a few scrapes with danger (such as when he got into a fight with a dumpster bear, and knocked it down with his box of camera-flash batteries).  The time-frame is roughly 1880-1910.  You can read it online, or pick up a copy inexpensively.


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I am a knifemaker and dealer, and live a very diversified life in the mountains of central Idaho. I love nature, agriculture, and homesteading. My knifemaking motto and advertising slogan is, "Knives Built for the Bush." I intend them to be efficient, durable, comfortable, functional, graceful equipment for life's challenges and opportunities. My website is Please visit!
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