Clark's Stories

Crossing Rivers by Horseback - Part 2

Crossing Rivers by Horseback - Part 2
            Horseback river crossings are not always that way (see part 1). The old time cowboys crossed a lot of dangerous rivers, swimming their...

Crossing Rivers by Horseback - Part 1

Crossing Rivers by Horseback - Part 1
              The first time I can remember watching someone cross a river on a horse was up in Island Park, Idaho at Last Chance. The North Fork o...

First Buck - Part 3

First Buck - Part 3
         Just then, my Uncle Parley appeared on the scene, breathing hard. He had shot a buck and had come up to tell us and get Dad to come down a...

First Buck - Part 2

First Buck - Part 2
            Eventually, the sky took on a glow, sort of a faint orange colors, almost daylight, “Hip hip hooray,” I thought.  We could start to see...

First Buck - Part 1

First Buck - Part 1
               I grew up in a hunting family. OR I should say I grew up with a hunting father who taught us how to shoot a rifle and hit what we we...

When You Need a Compass - Part 2

When You Need a Compass - Part 2
           According to the topo map, the ridge we were now on, would take us several miles off course and eventually we would end up almost six or...

When You Need a Compass - Part 1

When You Need a Compass - Part 1
              Jim Dutson and I were in the same National Guard unit in Idaho, our headquarters unit was in Rigby a combat engineer company.  We had...

The Greenbroke Appaloosa - Part 2

See part 1 for the first half of this story .           I turned my horse, I was riding Ranger that day, and I went up the canyon in search of M...

The Greenbroke Appaloosa - Part 1

The Greenbroke Appaloosa - Part 1
             Up on the cow range, we had a four-year-old greenbroke appaloosa in our horse herd, emphasis on the work “green”.  One bright sunny mo...

Bear Encounters - Part 2

Bear Encounters - Part 2
See part 1 for the first half of this story .                I have never been attacked by a bear for which I am very grateful, but I’ve been ver...

Bear Encounters - Part 1

Bear Encounters - Part 1
          When I’m in the mountains hunting, fishing or just camping, there is nothing that gets my attention faster than the word “BEAR!”  I have ...

Rodeo

Rodeo
              I like rodeos.  Ever since I was a kid, I can remember going to them in Idaho Falls.  The big one there was called the “War Bonnett R...