Not long after Lindsays came to Humptulips a man who claimed to be an English Lord arrived with his servant and asked for board and lodging. Before the Lord would sit down he had his servant spread his personal rug on the floor and place his chair upon it. Lord 'Sitwell' explained that they had come into the Humptulips to kill elk, and inquired who was the most successful hunter thereabouts. Lindsay replied that Gust Murhard was the man.
The following day the Englishman, with his tradion of riding to the hounds, sent word to Gust to bring the horses for himself and his servant and take them out elk hunting. Gust sent back word, "If you go with me, you'll walk and carry a pack the same as I do." At the reply, the pampered Lord was utterly disgusted, "Americans are altogether too damned independent," he snorted.
Bud Loomis, of Quinault, had a somewhat similar experience. A millionaire's son from Philadelphia, who had heard in Seattle that Bud was an experienced guide came to the Higley hotel at the Lake and inquired for him.
"Percy", who was 24 years old and weighed around 240 pounds, said he didn't know that he had ever walked a mile in his life. He had brought with him a thousand pounds of luggage. It took Bud a week to get him to reduce his supplies to a niney-pound pack for Bud and the same amount for McCarty. The hefty hunter was to carry his own gun.
Easterners seemed to have no conception of the difficulties of hunting in western Washington woods.
In spite of the fact that during the Special Elk season of 1945, 1500 hunters killed 807 elk, they are still quite plentiful in 1957. During that disgraceful slaughter, one hunter mistook the Loomis cow for an elk and killed it.