Seventy Michigan women assembled last week in the Manistee River timber-land to hunt bear. The expedition, organized by Mabel Dingman, a 50-year-old tavern operator, included the young and old, the inexperienced and the veteran. Before the hunt they were briefed by Whiskers Brooks, a veteran guide who explained the general principles involved and answered questions—among them, "Should I shoot a bear with lice on it?" When the two-day hunt finally got under way, Whiskers roamed among his charges making timely suggestions. Above, he offers advice on a likely spot to young Dee Matson. The first morning bear were jumped by the dogs, but none cruised by any of the girls. Late the second day luck turned. A bear happened within range, was wounded by an indeterminate number of shots and retreated to a swamp, where it was finished off by the guides. Since nobody really knew who had hit the bear, Organizer Dingman posed for the traditional trophy photograph (above).