In the Yaak Valley of Montana, where I live, only 20 or so grizzlies remain. It is my responsibility as a hunter to not put a female with cubs in danger, to not need to defend myself. I must be aware, even more keenly than usual, of every nuance of wind direction. I must approach creeks carefully, knowing the sound of running water could prevent a bear from hearing me. So too do I feel that, as a hunter, I have a responsibility to help protect grizzlies, to reconnect their dispersed subpopulations, by protecting the mountain ranges and valleys between them.