After our 1999 hunting season I attended the Alaska Professional Hunters Association’s annual meeting. Most of the professional Alaskan guides attend this meeting which includes a banquet. It’s a great time for guides to get together and discuss their past season and to work on guide related issues. While talking to some of my guide friends and acquaintances I mentioned that we had had a client that broke his leg twice and he still wanted to continue his hunt. A couple of them said, “Whoa, that’s a tough dude.” Then I would tell them it was an artificial leg and continue my story. The client’s name has been changed to protect his privacy. I will have to say that Al really had the desire and fortitude to hang in there. He was determined.