I’ve been hunting with my dad since I was a little girl, but this was by far my most exciting hunting experience. When Dad asked me to go with him on a guided bear hunt at Rising Son Outfitters, I was excited at the opportunity to hunt a bear for the first time. We stayed in beautiful log cabins that easily accommodated all six of us. My husband, Jake, and our two children, Addison (age 5) and Remington (age 2), and my mom also joined us for the week. Randy, Dena, and their three grown boys were amazing hosts, with Dena providing outstanding meals each day. Our daily horseback rides into the mountains provided breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wildlife to view including elk, deer, bear, and even a band of bighorn sheep. The horses we rode were steady on the steep mountain trails and easy to ride, even for an inexperienced rider like myself. God blessed me with a beautiful bear that week. It was amazing to make such great memories with my family. I’m so thankful for the Petrich family and the opportunity they provided to experience such an incredible adventure of a lifetime!