Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 5th, 2013
Bella Coola’s own Nuxalk nation Indian Clayton Mack, born in 1910, the latter reign of “the great wilderness hunters,” he guided the rich and the famous on trophy hunts, captivating everyone from the Bella Coola locals to jet setters with his hunting prowess and mastery at telling campfire stories. He was one of a kind.
Not particularly worldly, Clayton Mack is portrayed as spirited, confident, one with the wilderness or as I call it, “he had back-country smarts” and was at home in the elements among nature’s fiercest most unpredictable creatures, the grizzly bear, the black bear and the Boqs — Sasquatches. He loved the British Columbian wilderness where he was known for 53 long years as the “greatest grizzly bear guide” in the world, something you have to respect if you know the Grizzly Bear.Dr. Harvey Thommasen