By Request of Forest Service
"The story of the killing of a grizzly on Cache national Forest by the man who killed him Frank Clark Stockman arrived at what was known as Hlght Hand Fork of Logan Cannyon Grazeing Permit July 13, 1911 In Worst Infested Bear range in Utah* From Idaho where Bear were wry rare."
"Mostly Brown Bear Bad Killers of Livestock during first Summer Killed 15>0 Sheep and scared herders so they would not stay on Jobs*"
"The Bear to be called Afterwards Ephriam Was not Seen Until Sunmer of 1913* When he Walked up to My Pal Who is still alifve who was Fully Armed 3ut was so taken by this Great Animal that he Let him Pass on* This Bear Had small Pool where he would Bathe About evry Six days* He Would first Eat a Sheep or Perhaps two First, So it came to % Mind he could be trapped in that Pool. So we started on him but no success. Tear after year gently Lift that Trap out of that Pool with¬ out setting it of. The Summer of 1923 came and the trap was Sprung but it did not catch Ephriam Oh no* he was suspicious So he dug him Another Pool and drained the Old one in to it."
"What do you think was in his mind?"
"When I arrived I was Just a little discouraged But I put the trap in the new Pool stirred the mud and let it Settle good and thick and rode sway to Camp 1 mile down Stream, that was Aug. 22, 1923."
"The night of Aug* 23 was a beautiful starry night and after Supper gazing at Millions of Bright stars* Alone nearest human k miles away, horse bells on Meadow near was only sound So I went to bed. But awakened by a strange Sound up stream An awful roar and scream Mingled Pain and Misery it would ring around the Hills and between screams it seemed that everything was Listening for the next one. I tried to go back to Sleep but couldnft for sometime and then I thought might be a horse down thay make An Awful Noise in there Agony. So I got up Put J$r Shoes and rifle on Ane in MJr Tfnderware went up trail a block and stopped to Listen then the roar between me and camp."
"What should I dot Canyon Sides covered with thick growth of Brush. And that Animal Ho Matches I was already Shakeing with coald there was only 7 cartridges in the 25-35 and steel Balls the best thing to do Keep quite and Listen to that Animal for the rest of night. I had walked within 10 ft* of him*"
"Day light at Last and Plen^* mad So I went down there he was under some Willow in a deep Wash I couldn't see him very good so I got a Pole and tried to Poke him out He gave me the Slip and went down to camp and get in som short willows I got sight of a little Piece of Bear and Shot Into it And now Ephriam rose all in his greatness 9 ft. 11 inches with a lb ft. Log chain Wound Around his right fore Arm and 23 lb. Bear trap held up like a man takeing an oath his back towards me."
"Turned and walked towards me -what was wrong when within 10 ft I Poked gun out and fired he staggered Back and came on shot again staggered Back but never of his hind feet there was a 3 ft 3ank between me and him And the trail 5 bullets and still on his hind feet* Now something New he turned half around and started