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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Bear

"The mountains have always been here, and in them, the bears"
~Rick Bass, The Lost Grizzlies

With spring right around the corner, the thought of big arizona black bears has returned.  I plan a backcountry bear hunt every year and this year is no different.  I'm tentatively scheduled to strap on my backpack and head into the Galiuro Wilderness towards the end of April barring any season closures due
to the FHO being met.
Tate and I made this trip last year with mixed reviews.  Incredible country, lots of old sign, but no bear sightings.  I'm hoping that more bears will be roaming from their dens in the month of April.  I will keep you updated as the hunt nears.

 Photos from March 2009