After reading the article, I was stunned at the similarity between the Giefer Grizzly and another so-called outlaw—Chief Joseph of the Nez Perc�. Both were pacifists turned activists because of encroachment on their homeland. Chief Joseph was quoted as saying, "I claim a right to live on my land, and accord you the privilege to live on yours." I suspect the Giefer Grizzly was trying to tell us exactly the same thing, and in so doing he made fools out of a vastly superior force of government hunters, just as Chief Joseph did.
The lure of Canadian freedom proved to be the undoing of both of these heroes. Let us hope that they did not die in vain.
GEORGE S. ENGLE