Sweet Jesus. How true is the above. My wife and I were getting lost in Pisgah bordering Great Smokey. I pulled up next to a bunch of men with the aforementioned '80's Toyota's with said hounds. My wife, born and raised in Chicago leans over and asks what their doing."We're hunt'n bar" was the reply. She looked a bit puzzled. I turned to her and said, "Sweetheart, they're hunting bear."You're competing against every 1980s vintage Toyota pickup with a dog-box full of mountain curs flying thru every dirt road in Western NC.
Good luck still hunting a bear in NC.
"BEAR!?!!" HERE!??!" as she nervously looked around.
They looked at us like we just stepped off a spaceship. After exchanging a few social amenities, I drove off muttering, "Nice going Babe. Nice going.