From start to finish Meet Mr. Grizzly was one of the most enjoyable reads regarding bear hunting and hunting in the Southwest. If you're, at all, interested in Southwest history, the American Indian, historical figures like Frederic Remington and Teddy Roosevelt, hound hunting, and 800lb grizzly bears, there isn't a better book out there.
A few years ago, I was atop a horse in the Gila Wilderness trying to imagine what it was like for the early frontiersmen to live and hunt in that rugged country. I was lucky enough to harvest a bull elk on that trip, but failed to grasp the historical significance of the country I was hunting. I badly wish I had read Montague Stevens' book before leaving for that trip. Catron County, NM and its Gila National Forest should not be ventured without reading Meet Mr. Grizzly.