Bears Feeding Frenzy !

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by FEENIX, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Someone told me that the reason Kodiak bears are so large is that the island
    climate is never really cold enough to make the bears hibernate, so they
    continue to eat and grow all year long without the Annual Anorexic Reduction
    Period or "AARP" as some of our geriatric population calls it.

    So many bears in one placeā€¦

    Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008, 8:43 PM. This picture is from a geologist
    on Kodiak, Alaska. He took the picture from a plane while en route to a job
    site. These bears are feeding on a whale carcass. He said there were at
    least as many on the hills outside of the picture.

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  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    42 by my count, WOW.

    Lets start a game; (nothing better to do it's -23 here.)

    SO if you parchutted out of a plane, and happen to land on that whale carcass, what gun would you want in your hands to get out of that one????
     

  3. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    20mm chain gun and 5 professional skinners with excellent patching skills!
     
  4. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

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    Streetsweeper loaded with slugs and a couple of extra rotary clips. After all, you only have to worry about the bears on the carcass with you, right? God, that's gotta STINK!
     
  5. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I pick the AA-12 automatic shotgun, as seen on youtube future weapons vid.

    Loaded with the fragmentation grenades.

    But with 20 bears within 30 feet of ya, I think I'd still be in a world of hurt.
     
  6. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I saw that picture a few months ago. Crazy! My buddy lives on Kodiak Island and says there is a lot of bears everywhere...
     
  7. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    44 mag with one hollow point bullet :cool:

    AJ
     
  8. jmason

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    What are you going to do with that and 42 bears?:rolleyes:
     
  9. Akbushape

    Akbushape Active Member

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    I'd guess he's thinking of ending his suffering with it :).
    The vast marjority of the bears on kodiak do hibernate in the winter. There is the occaisional bear that will stay out later than the rest or not hibernate at all, but it is this way in all the coastal areas of alaska. I saw tracks in the snow on 1/1/09 of a good sized bear on the kenai peninsula and have see their tracks here every month of the year. The bears on kodiak and on the alaska peninsula are very comparable in size and I believe it has to do with the favorable habitat. Lot's of salmon streams and generally warmer weather than other parts of the state. There are some really big bear in other areas as well, but kodiak and the ak peninsula has more open country and is generally easier to hunt.
     
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  11. Ol'Gator

    Ol'Gator Well-Known Member

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    Akbushape, I've been fortunate enough to have hunted both Kodiak and the Peninsular (years apart) and agree that their size are comparable. I admit this is based on only a couple of weeks at both places. There may be other areas where seeing 9 1/2 + foot plus bears is a good possibility but my limited experience tell me where to go if this be what I'm looking for.
     
  12. DogZilla

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    the reason they are so large is WHAT they eat... COSTAL SALMON AND OTHER FISH... extremely high protein diets..all year long

    other browns have to scrounge and hunt mammals year round.. thats not as easy of a meal to get on a dailly basis as washed up and trapped in tidal ponds salmons and other fishes on endless miles of beaches and shoreline

    you will find that browns on the mainland coast ( costal browns) are as large
    but fewer in number...eat about same stuff
     
  13. tackb

    tackb Well-Known Member

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    just my fallkniven f1 (knife) they are only bears !
     
  14. Akbushape

    Akbushape Active Member

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    You're right DogZilla. I have taken some 10 foot plus bears off the Kenai
    peninsula in the past. It's a lot brushier country than Kodiak or the AK
    peninsula, so it's harder to hunt, but there some some big bear to found here.
    The grizzlys in the interior of alaska have a much tougher life than the bears
    that have access to slamon, and that is reflected in their size.