Where can I hunt bears like this?

Nicholas

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Just wondering where to hunt bears like this and how much it would cost?
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Dave King

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How big do you figure those bears are? 8 1/2 foot or so????

Friend of mine went to Russia (Kamchatka Peninsula) a while back and said the bears were pretty thick. I watched the video and there were indeed lots of bears, most in the 7 1/2 ft range but some larger models too. Price was a bit less than an Alaskan hunt.
 

Brent

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I watched a vidio of some guys hunting them in Kamchatka in the winter on Alpine snomachines with dogs, these bears were ALL +10' squared and BIGGER that they killed. That's a cool pic! A friend of mine Bob has his mounted like that in his living room, "Vaulted" cielings only. His is 10'3"sq.

Those all look like 11+ footers, that's 11 squared.
 

Brent

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It's cheaper than Kodiak for a non-res and so is Africa for that matter, not sure how much though. You should have seen the helicopter those boys flew over there in!
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You wouldn't catch me dead in that old thing! I think it had some serious TIME on her! Kinda resembled, well... flying JUNK!
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They were probably commited so they just closed their eyes and prayed!! Did I mention the old Alpine snomachines too? Yes they had to change an engine in the field on one of them too!
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No prob, got a spare in the sled
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, but we'll SWAP pistons first and try that! Oops not going to work, just be a minute and the other engine will be in... Off we go!
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What a hoot that vidio was, I was laughin my *** off...
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Dave King

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I'm thinking these are probably 10 ft plus bears (squared).

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I figure the man is 5'8" (68")... the bear is just under 1.5 times the man's height (about 5 inches short) so 68 + 29 = 97 , plus the length of the bear's head, give 24" more, 97 + 24 = 121".

I guess the point is, they're probably shooters.
 

texas

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Dave if those bears are probably shooters. I'ld hate to be on a hunting trip with you,when you find a definite shooter. That you wanted to keep.
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Dave King

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When I first opened this tread I thought those were groundhogs
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but after a second glance I saw they were just bears...

Reminded me of a hunt I took a fella on once... I believe the scale is about correct, just that the positions are sort of reversed.
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Met this fella (hope I have his name correct) at a rifle shoot, he'd never been hunting in the U.S. He's an Italian living in Germany. We managed to get him a ground hog and a few crop damage deer...very nice guy.

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