Record bear killed...

Discussion in 'Big Game Hunting' started by catwacker, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

    Dick Hobbs


    Subject: Trophy bear

    The downloaded pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service
    in Alaska and his trophy bear - killed in self defense.

    He was out deer hunting last week when a large grizzly bear charged him
    from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic
    rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was
    still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.

    The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds.

    It stood 12' 6" high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It's
    the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.

    Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep
    it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on
    display at the Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks involved
    when in the wild.

    Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and Wildlife
    Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past
    72 hours including a missing hiker.

    The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated,
    found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol were
    the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found.

    Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with
    four shots (the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with
    twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body), it only wounded the bear and
    probably angered it immensely.

    The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear's own
    death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.

    Think about this:
    If you are an average size man; You would be level with the bear's
    navel when he stood upright. The bear would look you in the eye when it
    walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider that this
    particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average
    single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house
    and look in the bedroom windows.

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  2. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

    sorry pics aren't co-operating.

  3. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

    I did not see a link to the photos, but this sounds like the same e-mail that has been circulating, and it is an exaggeration of the actual story.

    Here are the facts of the story:

    1) The bear that was killed was "estimated" at 1200 pounds by guides in Alaska, not 1600 pounds.

    2) It was killed by a single hunter with a .338, not a 7mm, but it is true that he was deer hunting.

    3) No US Forest Service Employees were NOT involved.

    4) It is not a B&C record.

    5) It measured 10'-6", not 12' or 14'.

    6) The bear did not kill anyone prior to being shot.

    7) It was killed October 2001 on Hinchinbrook Island by 22 year-old Todd Winnen who is the USAF and stationed in Alaska.

    Sorry to ruin that for everyone!!!
  4. TA2D

    TA2D New Member

    I have saw the photos, and that is one huge bear, I don't care how you look at it! I think that bear could really ruin your day!


  5. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

    Dear Brother Larry;
    I must be doing something wrong because I cannot find the Pics that your talking about!???
    Is there any possibility that they got lost in cyberspace and didn't post????
    Sorry to bother you with this but I really would like to see the pics of that BEAR!!!
    Thanks in advance for your help with the pics.
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  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    GC, OHIO
    That has been on here several times. Big bear, but not as big as they say.
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

    I saw a black bear cub yesterday, crossing the road right in front of me. I would estimate it was about 1 year old. I just was not quick enough on the camera and brakes to get a pic. But I did hear it holler at me, as they will do, or was it at its' mama? I had stopped on the deserted mountain road to try and get a pic, then I got the heebie jeebies and wondered if Mom was going to come bounding across the road after the cub. LOL. How old are they when the Moms' stop watching after them? Anyone know?
  8. coorsdrifter

    coorsdrifter New Member

    Stopping to get a picture of a bear,esp a cub,not very smart.Mama will watch them for a couple of years,at least that's what I've read.
  9. fishnfool68

    fishnfool68 New Member

    Near Tulsa Oklahoma
    That is a huge bear,I would love to have that rug!