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Spring grizzly bear taken by James Proctor, Utah guided by Matt Snyde r

Spring Grizzly Hunts over bait with
Sue Entsminger

Fall Dall ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sheep Tok Sheep, Moose, & Grizzly Hunts
with Matt Snyder 
Meet the family, Sue, Frank, & Matt
Frank Entsminger and his wife, Sue Entsminger, raised Sue's son, Matt Snyder in the Alaska bush south of Tok, Alaska. Frank lived in Alaska since 1962, Sue & Matt since 1973. They left Fairbanks 1976 to a remote cabin south of Delta Junction only to loose it to fire 6-months later. Frank suffered burned hands which started him sculpting miniature wildlife pieces while in the healing process. This was the start of his bronze career. They regrouped in Fairbanks that winter. Frank told Sue of all the places he had been in Alaska he wanted to live in the mountains of Tok. 1977, they left Fairbanks that spring when Matt was seven to their home deep in the Alaska Range. Life was very challenging the first 34 years living off grid before the first power pole came. Frank continued to do his taxidermy that he began as a young man plus working on sculptures on the side. Every fall they were in the sheep hills hunting & in the spring taking pictures of sheep. Living next door to the Tok Management Area gave them plenty of opportuintes. Once they started trapping, Sue became a fur sewer until retirement 2014.  Matt worked commercial fishing while still in high school, graduated from Airframe Powerplant 1991, & worked as an assistant guide while going to college. 1994, he earned his Alaska Registered Guide license starting his guiding career specializing in sheep and the Tok Management Area. Frank had assistant guided off and on since the 60's. Sue got her assistant guide license in 1991 and later got her Registered in 2001. Frank holds his Class A-Assistant Guide License. Both Sue and Matt received their Master Guide license in 2016.  Frank and Sue helped Matt guide his sheep hunters every fall for 15 years until they both decided they were too old. Sue continues to do the spring bear hunts. The three work together guiding the hunters and running the baits. Frank has been well know for his affection for sheep both as a successful sheep hunter and as a top notch taxidermist. He later developed some forms sold at Research Mannikins.  He has retired mostly from taxidermy.  He is doing primarily his bronze art and collecting birds for his museum from all over North America & Asia.