I just got back from my early season bear hunt with Ethan Savitsky (forum member) from Bar X Bar Ranch in Pecos, NM. Ethan put me on a beautiful chocolate/ blond color phase bear. We treed two other bears and a nice Tom lion during our hunt. My dad is headed there in September to fill his tag once the bears really fatten up.
Ethan and his wife were great hosts and it was an awesome hunt - I plan to head back for another bear and bring my wife.
My dad and myself
Cell phone picture of a nice Tom we ran across
Cub and sow tracks at one of the mud puddles.