This scenario can be played in any time period in America. The simple plot hook of the rabid bear and hunting it down could easily fit in the Colonial era, the Civil War, the Pulp Thirties, heck, even in 2010.The author simply chose the 1970’s because of its charm and being the decade of such gritty, gore movies as The Hills Have Eyes, I Spit on Your Grave, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and other splatter horror films which have influenced the author and quite possibly warped his brain over the years. Another big bonus is the simple fact that annoying cell phones aren’t around at this time. You’re cut off from the outside world, knee deep in mud and blood. Deal with it. No one is coming; you have to save yourself with your brains, resourcefulness, and brutality. Isn’t nature fun?