Encounter: Ramon Alonso, Lifelong Hunter

Ramon and elkRamon grew in Springfield, Oregon and has been hunting and fishing with his brother since he was a teenager. He trains year round, running for miles to stay fit enough to spend the hunting season tracking elk, bear and deer in Oregon’s wild areas.

Ramon met us at the Northwest Outward Bound School in Redmond, while we were packing up and shared a story of running into a wolf while bow-hunting deer in the Wallowa Mountains, well before the first wild wolf was announced in Oregon. Ramon is familiar with carnivores in the wild and there was no doubt in his mind that it was a wolf, not a coyote. Ramon recounts it as a once in a lifetime experience.