Canadian bear WOW!!

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by CarolinaCats, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. CarolinaCats

    CarolinaCats New Member

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    Got a email from a Pro Wrestling Promotor I know in SK Ca. Check out this bear!
    This is the email he sent me describing it,
    Hey, Morgan(My Referee'n name).....how would you like to try a little taxidermy with this specimen??? No idea of the specs, but the pictures speak pretty clearly to the fact that this fella is B-I-G!! Shot just north of Tumbler River, British Columbia, which is in the north-east of the province. And this grizz isn't the biggest around: the Swan Hills grizzly of northern Alberta is bigger, as much as about ten feet nose to tail. Interesting note on the Swan Hills version is that they were sort of "discovered" in the late 1940's by Al Oeming, who was a pro wrestler,and Stu Hart's promotional partner in Edmonton in the late 40's and 50's, and ultimately a world-renowned zoologist. While he didn't discover them as such, he was the first to research them and isolate them as a sort of sub-species of plains grizzlies. They're found in just one small area south of Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories and slightly into Alberta. As well, they're on the verge of extinction at this point, with I understand perhaps 70 or 80 surviving, not enough to carry on the breed successfully, as "civilization" encroaches on them unless there's some massive intervention on mining, oil exploration, etc. in their habitat.

    I saw one of them up close years bck at Al's Alberta Game Farm in Edmonton, and what a sight.....one of the really big boys, up on his back legs I estimated him at 11 to 12 feet tall, from maybe 50 feet away. Pretty unreal........

    Bob

    Enjoy,
    ~Teddy

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  2. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Amazing animal! The bear is dead and the guy holding up the paw still looks scared.:eek:oooh:
     

  3. MichaelP

    MichaelP New Member

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    When they are all extinct, we can fondly look back at these pictures to tell our grandchildren.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    :confused2::roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes:
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Wow,Teddy,Thats a brute,But then grizzleys are! Thanks for the awsome pics.
     
  6. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    wow!!! now thatsa biggin, nice pics too
     
  7. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    That is one amazing critter!! I think I have seen those pics before? Regardless, though, awesome animal!!
     
  8. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    wOW, THAT IS A BIG BOY!:eek:oooh:
     
  9. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Sad, sad pictures.
    I'm not anti hunting and I'm not saying they are bad guys but why,oh, why does such a magnificent animal need to die at the hands of men?
     
  10. petersoutcats

    petersoutcats New Member

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    It's called Hunting!
    Man's first Job
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Teddy thanks for sharing the pics with all of us. Awesome!!!!. Whopper!!!!!!.
     
  12. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Scott,
    But why?
    Like I said, I'm not anti hunting but what is the point of killing that bear?
    So a guy can say "I killed a bear"?
    I confess I don't understand and I'm not trying to piss anyone off.
    ...W
     
  13. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    "Some" people do eat bear meat Winston. I love to hunt, but I'm not going after something that will eat you if you make a mistake!:eek:oooh:
     
  14. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    My question is... If there are only so many left...why was it allowed to be hunted?:confused2:

    If I dont eat it, I dont hunt it. If it aint going in my freezer, it certainly aint going on my wall. I do have that much respect for wildlife. :roll_eyes:

    Either way, thats a massive bear and very beautiful. :wink:
     
  15. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Magnificent creature it WAS, judging from the photos. Be kinda hard to CPR that! I too wonder why anyone would want to kill such a beast unless there were special circumstances, such as your life being threatened, or over population of the species. Bear meat is very greasy, and not what I would call gourmet meat. I guess you could make a fine necklace from the claws, and the skull would look nice hanging on the wall. Shame to kill such a creature for the few treasures he would provide. I had the opportunity to wander the wilds of British Columbia a few years back doing studies on hemp production, for a major organization. I must say that BC is one of the cleanest places on Earth. You see NO litter ANYWHERE, rarely even a cigarette butt. Their waterways are crystal clear. Even their harbors are so clear, you can see starfish on the bottom in 20 to 30 feet of water.
    Bill in SC
     
  16. Jacksmooth

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    Thats one huge grizzly! Thanks for sharing the pics!
     
  17. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I think if you re-read teddys post,You will find that the guys did NOT kill an endangered bear,He just added that those were exceptionally larger bears.
     
  18. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    See above post,Bill.
     
  19. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    only way id go fishing in b/c is if they were some where else
     
  20. Mi11er

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    I think that if bears were indangered there they would not allow hunting of them.

    BTW it is a very nice bear