This bear was the first big game hunt that I ever went on out of state, or rather that my dad ever took me on out of state. It was awesome to have shared such a hunt with my father and I appreciate what he has done to get me into hunting. This hunt was done with dogs and we were looking for bear every day from dawn until dusk. After the 5 days of the hunt we had still not gotten a bear. Knowing we were scheduled to return for an antelope hunt later that year, the outfitter extended the hunt one day for free which I appreciate to this day. On the 6th day of a 5 day hunt, the dogs treed this beatiful color phase bear over a mile down a very steep canyon. This picture was taken in the mountains of New Mexico's Gila National Forest after we packed the bear out of the canyon. Sharing such a special bear over the view of the beautiful mountains with my father is something I won't forget.