Sport: The Bear Hunter

By inclination and declaration, old Bill Hulet is close kin to such folk heroes as Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and Mike Fink. And when there is boasting to be done, Bill will talk as loud and as long as any ring-tailed roarer that ever lived. "Born under a stump, suckled on sow bear milk and raised in jail," he proclaims. "I know every root in these parts, every huckleberry meadow, bee tree, strand of swamp grass and skunk-cabbage patch. To hunt bears, you've got to be as tough as a good old bear dog....