NFL Player's Bear Hunt Shows Hunting Isn't Easy

Bear Hunting Magazine
06/01/2012

It is not a secret that a lot of professional athletes are pretty avid hunters. So, it is good to know that they can be victims of circumstances beyond their control, just like any other hunter out in the woods.

Philadelphia Eagles Pro-Bowl defensive lineman Jason Babin recently took a bear hunting trip to Alaska with every intention of making it back in time for the Eagles’ first scheduled organized team activities last week.

However, the weather in Alaska, where he was hunting got rough, forcing Jason and his guide to stay a few extra days. This meant dealing with freezing temperatures, living off of freeze-dried meals, climbing glaciers and boiling the ice for fresh water.

“When the weather blows in, you don’t have a lot of options,” Babin told the Philadelphia media when he finally arrived back in the States. “There were times when the tent bent in so hard, the tent was in our sleeping bags. There was snow drifting over.”

In the end, Jason saw a few brown bears wandering around, but never saw a bear large enough for him to want to take.

So, for those hunters who think things like this only happen to them, take some comfort in knowing that every hunter, whether they are famous or not, is still susceptible to issues arising while hunting.



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