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    Default Glacier Bear?

    Gary shot this bear while out of Whittier. Who knows about Glacier Bears?

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    I believe F&G will count it as one but hard to tell without seeing the color through out the hide. Very nice coloring on the head and should be great eating.
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    Some black bears carry the trait for the glacier bear phase. I have seen a sow with a black cub and a glacier cub, unfortunately the sow got shot getting into someone’s garbage. Looks like that one could be expressing the glacier bear trait a little, or he is just going through middle age

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    Cool coloring either way!

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    Congrats on a beautiful bear! Even if it turns out not to be a "true" glacier bear, the head looks gorgeous and uniquely colored. Take good care of the hide, as it's a fairly rare color phase, and usually only found in SE Alaska. I'd definitely pick a mount pose that will accentuate the coloration. Again...congratulations!

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    The only one I've ever seen was out just past Tee Harbor. That was last century. It was right along the highway. Full gray/silver hide - not just a skull patch.

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    In reading reports on steelhead fishing at the Situk river in Yakutat I cam across this report.....Sharing a report on steelhead and a glacier bear sighting. Pretty awesome pics. I was there about a week later but didn't see any bears at all.

    http://www.hobofishing.com/?page=2

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