A History about Lion & Bear hunting in the Western United States
along with some of those who hunted them, and why
you can't hunt for Mountain Lion in California
An autobiography of Professional Hunter and Guide, based out of Glennville, California. Ed Vance who during the 1960's & 70's was part of only a few that specialized in hunting full-time for mountain lion's and bears. Ed Vance guaranteed his hunters a successful hunt or it was on the house. A mesmerizing book filled with true stories of a hunter, his hounds, and the lions and bears they hunted. Starting in the Southern Sierra's and Cascade Mountain Ranges of California, and as the hunting laws changed, he then expanded his hunting to Utah, Nevada, and Canadian borders of Montana and Idaho.
Trained by a Hound Dog seizes the legends of others, both well known and some that few knew were even there, who like Ed Vance caught lions and bears in some of the country's toughest terrain and conditions.
Because of the difficulties in pulling a horse trailer around on back country roads, I found it necessary to haul my horse in the back of my truck, with my hounds loaded into the boxes on each side. As you will see here this took a special horse, and this one fit the order "Perfectly". It only took a few seconds to do this, and we were all on our way. The dog at the front of my truck is Bo. This short video was originally taken on 8mm film, and provided by my long time friend, Monty Shewcraft.
P.O. Box 154, Posey, CA 93260-9750, US