Sounds like that country is even wilder than when I left it. I haven't been to Solitario/Shutup area since it was "de-privatized" and turned into BBSP (late 80's-early 90's?). The missus and I get back out that way a couple of times a year but usually only as far as Alpine/Ft. Davis.
I'm gonna have to start subscribing to "The Avalanche" again, I didn't hear the bear/golf course story.
BTW, I didn't make to my buddy's Sierra Blanca place for mulie season this year; maybe Dec-00. Anybody want to start a thread on W. TX mule deer '99? Art, weren't you all hot and fixed up to go?