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AK brown bear hunt
« on: May 29, 2024, 06:19:42 PM »
My girlfriend and I just got back from a really great trip on the AK peninsula.  She is next of kin in AK and can hunt brown bears without an outfitter.  Her dad is still up there and has a float plane to make the whole thing possible. 
 We saw bears every time we were out of the tent. They were out in BIG flats, with no cover whatsoever.   We killed this big one by sneaking into 100 yards while he was bedded and waiting for a shot.  After almost 2 hours he rolled to his side and we had a good look at his chest.  She hit him 3x (30-06) in the chest and he never left his bed. 

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2024, 06:25:44 PM »
He was 9'10" long and his skull was 27 11/16" at the AFG office. 

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2024, 06:34:48 PM »
AMAZING!!!!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2024, 06:38:16 PM »
Age estimate was around 20 years.  It will take about a year for the official age to come back.  His teeth are pretty trashed, worn to the gums and busted up badly.  I don't know how much he weighed.  I guess somewhere around 900-1000 lbs.  It was all we could do to get him rolled over for pictures.  :o

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2024, 06:39:07 PM »
Wow👍
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2024, 06:43:59 PM »
Awesome job!! Congrats!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2024, 06:50:18 PM »
Congratulations, that is phenomenal. What a great time indeed. I love it even more that it was taken with a 30-06. My all-time favorite caliber.
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2024, 06:58:31 PM »
Wow cool, nice Bear!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2024, 07:02:15 PM »
Beautiful bear congrats to her!!!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2024, 07:19:13 PM »
Unreal. I saw the pics on FB. Some of the claw pics are crazy!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2024, 07:32:48 PM »
Thatís awesome !

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2024, 07:40:15 PM »
Awesome job. Congratulations Iím jealous . Beautiful bear.

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2024, 07:45:31 PM »
Awesome job!  Better be tying that one down  :chuckle:  :chuckle:

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2024, 07:57:40 PM »
Very cool adventure thanks for sharing! Iím jealous as well lol

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2024, 09:49:48 PM »
Dandy! And beautiful hide.

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2024, 04:20:06 AM »
Great bear ! Iím guessing rug time

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2024, 07:54:02 AM »
Wow. Thanks for posting.
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2024, 08:04:50 AM »
Pretty freaking cool... :tup:

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2024, 08:24:15 AM »
AND then there is the rest of us lame folks.

CONGRATS.

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2024, 09:47:59 AM »
Congratulations on a great bear!  The second photo is awesome

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2024, 09:49:47 AM »
Incredible bear. Well done!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2024, 09:58:13 AM »
Dandy bear, congrats!

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2024, 10:07:40 AM »
Nice job.. what 06 ammo were u running, mainly bullet construction and weight.. also did the shots pass through?

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2024, 10:20:23 AM »
Pretty freaking cool!

Did you try eating any of it? My cousin cook a small piece of the blackstrap and said it was terrible.

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2024, 10:50:18 AM »
Awesome, congrats!

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2024, 11:07:16 AM »
Congrats on a big and beautiful brown bear! What days were you there hunting?

I was up on the peninsula as well May 3-23rd working for an outfitter chasing big brown bears. Amazing and epic trip!

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2024, 11:22:06 AM »
Congrats on a big and beautiful brown bear! What days were you there hunting?

I was up on the peninsula as well May 3-23rd working for an outfitter chasing big brown bears. Amazing and epic trip!
We hunted the 16-20th. We got the bear and flew back to the house that evening to shower and get good sleep :)

Pretty freaking cool!

Did you try eating any of it? My cousin cook a small piece of the blackstrap and said it was terrible.
We didn't eat any.  She was going to be happy with any bear that had a good hide. If she had shot a 3 or 4 yr old we would have tried some.  Everything about this bear look TOUGH...

Nice job.. what 06 ammo were u running, mainly bullet construction and weight.. also did the shots pass through?
She used Federal brand 180gr Copper bullets.  We recovered one of them on the backside shoulder against the hide.  They worked perfectly

Looks like a nice trip. I had my Kodiak bear made into a rug untrimmed incase I get the urge at some point to do a full mount. Would take up way too much room though.
Thats a good idea!  It's at D&C in Anchorage now, they will flesh and dry it.  We got ears/feet split and turned but fleshing that hide looked like a miserable job!
Awesome job!  Better be tying that one down  :chuckle:  :chuckle:
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2024, 02:37:45 PM »
Awesome! And congratulations to her! And with the old 30/06, very cool!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2024, 02:43:32 PM »
Way cool!!
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2024, 09:25:07 PM »
thats awesome! thanks for posting

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2024, 10:22:10 PM »
He was 9'10" long and his skull was 27 11/16" at the AFG office.
awesome bear, congrats to her!!

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2024, 01:17:45 PM »
Incredible!!!!  Awesome hunt for both of you!  Congrats to your future wi...er girlfriend!!!  :)
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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2024, 07:49:54 PM »
Freakin cool! Congrats.... a dream for most!

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2024, 05:46:52 PM »
Great bear! Is that a Sandhill Crane between the 2 bears?

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Re: AK brown bear hunt
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2024, 03:10:33 PM »
Great bear! Is that a Sandhill Crane between the 2 bears?
Yes!   Those goofy things were constantly around, they were fun to watch and listen to, but would always catch my eye while glassing the big open plain

 


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