Alaskan Kodiak

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by houston, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. houston

    houston Well-Known Member

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    Just returned from SW Alaska taking a Kodiak Brown Bear.After dogging this guy for a mile he stalled over the backside of a ridge eating berries bringing me to a 15 yard standoff, in a mili second he turned broadside, taking out both shoulders with a 375 ruger dropping him, with a follow up shot to seal the deal. What a rush. Alaska Fish & Game has preliminary aged the bear at 24-28 years old, with a B&C skull,10' squared, weighing apprx. 900+pounds, ranking him in the top 1% of the Kodiaks harvested in Alaska this year in age and skull size.
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  2. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Well-Known Member

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    What a brute! Congratulations.
     

  3. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Heck of a bear ! congrats to you.

    what type of mount you gonna get ?

    thanks for posting !
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Great Bear!
     
  5. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. Thats a heck of a bear.
     
  6. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing your hunt and pictures. Clearly an old brute, based on the condition of his teeth. Congratulations on taking this old mature boar.
     
  7. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    The Picture of his teeth is reason he was eating berry's at 24/28 years most likely was hard for him to eat a lot of meat.
    Hope you get in the record books
     
  8. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you were able to get your 375 to perform. That bear is a beauty!! How was his hide?
     
  9. jmden

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    That's alot of bear! Congrats and thanks for sharing the story and pics!
     
  10. curtis

    curtis Well-Known Member

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    Awesome bear buddy!! Thanks for sharing the pic.
     
  11. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Way to go!
     
  12. jcvibby

    jcvibby Non-Profit Sponsor

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    That's really nice!!!! I have seen probably 50 kodiaks but not the chance to take one yet... Well done to you!!! I am glad you took an old bruiser that I am sure lived a good long life.
     
  13. travelr47

    travelr47 Active Member

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    Nice Bear! Congradulations!
     
  14. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    Third picture of the head didn't look all that large until I realized that was a 5-gal propane tank he was draped over. OMG! He's huge!

    Way to go!

    Alan