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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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