Originally Posted by HARPERC
I think the last time he posted a bear picture it was on the front porch of a cabin, don't know the size but I bet it looked big coming through the door. LOL. Hopefully, he doesn't have to get so close with this set up. Be safe up there!
Ornery cuss. He was 26 years old with teeth worn below the gums and someone took a pot shot at him in August or early September. Unable to chew, but starving at 396#, he took to raiding cabins for sustenance. His foraging spiral was decreasing exponentially; when I shot him in the cabin he was in the village. At that time there were but 25 persons in Bettles and Evansville; there's less than that today. Sooner or later he'd a bumped into someone and it wouldn't have been pretty so that Thanksgiving day around 30 below at 11:30AM I shot him. He did depart with a growl and I think in bearspeak it was a desperate thank you...
His skull measured out at 24 1/8 making him B&C eligible. The Discovery Channel ran an account of this in Alaska Most Extreme
which debuted April 16, 2009. Here's a photo right after the event. The other is Mitts with his skull completed...
he took to raiding cabins and no doubt was in agony with that football sized ankle --the wound.