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Grizzly Attack in Colorado:  
The Ed Wiseman Story
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Michael Brent said:   November 17, 2015 4:20 pm PST
I have read "Ghost Grizzlies" many, many times and will be ordering this story asap! I spent 4 days backpacking the CDT in and around Blue Lake & middle fork back in 2004 and had no idea this all happened in that hallow ground that I walked upon that week! Can't wait to take my son up to the Navajo River head waters to show him where that incredible grizzly encounter took place many moons ago..

Linda Calaway Morgan said:   May 28, 2015 4:30 am PST
I met Ed's mom Virginia. She is my great aunt and I would love to speak with Ed to get some family informaiton, I have the magazine that the story was orginally in still. My great aunt Virginia sent it to me when we went to my great aunt Elizabeths funeral in Oklahoma.

Tom Nelson said:   January 24, 2015 8:22 pm PST
Ed and I first met when we were fellow board members of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society of Colorado. Honored to have a copy with a personal inscription from Ed thanks to our mutual friend John Gibson. Excited to have completed the book…… what a story! I have hunted and fished a lot of the same country that Ed hunted, especially the Sangre de Cristos near Crestone. Some wild country for sure.

Rob Burkart said:   December 23, 2014 5:00 pm PST
I received the book as a Christmas gift from my Colorado friend Randy W. who knew Mr Wiseman. The day I received it I began reading and couldn't put it down. Great book and story.

DaveOrtiz said:   May 21, 2014 2:14 pm PST
I didn't know this book existed until now. The site of the attack is approx 90 miles NE of my home, and makes me think twice when heading out to the San Juan high country.Even the reported local bigfoot doesn't scare me compared to a charging Grizz!

Ed Reed said:   November 11, 2013 4:05 pm PST
I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science yesterday. The hide is not currently on display but there is a plaque that mentions the event in the Bear exhibit.

Ed said:   November 9, 2013 8:38 pm PST
Just finished the book and am headed to the Denver Museum of Natural History tomorrow to see if the beast is still on display. I plan to go find the site one day, I was a freshman in college when all this happened - great story.

Earl Moses said:   October 31, 2013 5:41 am PST
I was new outfitter in 1979 working with Dennis Bergstad as my mentor. I believe we were at Ed's home in early 1979 for meeting of TOPS (The Outfitter's Professional Society). TOPS was working with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to assume licensing of Outfitters from DOW. I distinctly remember the contoversy over the killing of the bear. The very next year I watched another grizzly bear (when there were nine in .Colorado) in what is now the Raggeds Wilderness Area. I am really happy to see Ed's story told. Thanks for writing it.

Dave Edwards said:   October 14, 2013 5:17 am PST
I was guided by Ed on two hunts. Back in 1989, he showed me where the bear attack took place, and the log he set on fire in an effort to stay warm the night he laid out there. When you see where this occurred, the time and distance it took to summon help, you begin to appreciate the difficulty in doing so.

Reese Mason said:   October 4, 2013 4:10 pm PST
Ed guided me on a bow elk hunt in 1985 or '86, I nor sure of the dates but will check. I was with a group of guys from Springfield, MO. There was 8 of us and I was the only one that was successful, bringing down a nice cow. Just wanted to touch base and say "hi". That hunt was truly the hunt of a lifetime!

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