Skip to comments.Alaska hunter bags world record grizzly bear
Posted on 05/08/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT by JoeProBono
Larry Fitzgerald and a pal were moose hunting near Fairbanks, Alaska, when they came across fresh bear tracks in the snow. Three hours later, the auto body man had taken down the grizzly that left the prints, an enormous bruin that stood nearly 9 feet tall and earned Fitzgerald a place in the record books.
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20 yards is scary close. Under two seconds, grizzly sprint.
20 yards? Damn, that’s close!
That’s not enough time to pee myself.
Barf alert for the comments at the source...
could this be a costal grizzly (Alaskan Brown Bear/Kodiak Bear) that got lost and migrated way inland?
basically the same species but the coastal bear gets this big and bigger and can and do, interbreed easily where their ranges cross.
LARGEST HUNTER-TAKEN GRIZZLY ENTERS BOONE AND CROCKETT RECORDS
Near Fairbanks? 250 miles across a couple mountain ranges?
And Boone & Crockett would not know the difference? The have different records for the Alaskan Brown than the Grizzly.
Brown bears usually occur over vast home ranges, however they are not highly territorial. Several adult bears often roam freely over the same vicinity without issue unless rights to a fertile female or food sources are being contested. Males always cover more area than females each year and will try to mate with as many females as they can (although females are not monogamous either). In areas where food is abundant and concentrated, such as coastal Alaska, home ranges for females are up to 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi) and for males are up to 89 km2 (34 sq mi). Similarly, in British Columbia, bears of the two sexes travel relatively compact home ranges of 115 km2 (44 sq mi) and 318 km2 (123 sq mi). In Yellowstone National Park, home ranges for females are up to 281 km2 (108 sq mi) and up to 874 km2 (337 sq mi) for males. In the central Arctic of Canada, where food sources are quite sparse, home ranges range up to 2,434 km2 (940 sq mi) in females and 8,171 km2 (3,155 sq mi) in males.
SAKO 300? What was the actual caliber, anyone know. Did he go out for these with a 300 win mag. I used to have one before my boating accident, Savage, but I felt it a bit light for something like this.
At 20 yards and that size bear, anything less than a tank would feel too light in my hands.
Fitzgerald brought down the bear from 20 yards, with one shot to the neck from his Sako 300 rifle”
nice . I need a rifle like that
I don’t find 300 a model number for Sako so that is probably the 300 win mag.
Let's call in the Professional!
“At 20 yards and that size bear, anything less than a tank would feel too light in my hands.”
Not really. When I lived in Alaska I carried a .22LR pistol for bear protection. I figured I’d shoot my wife in the leg and run like he!!...
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