Hello there. Here we have the result from last Sunday mornings ride here in Unit 22, just north of Nome.
I went out by myself to see if I could help out the moose a bit and found this bear laying about 30 feet from his den.
One shot from the .300 Weatherby Mark V with a 200 grain Nosler and I was soon skinning a bear.
He's a nice male, nothing exceptional about his size but he does have an outstanding spring hide and since I was lucky enough to locate him before he started wandering his claws are quite long and sharp.
His skull is 22", he has the length at almost 15 inches but the width is not there, being a bit over 7 inches. His hide squares 7' 2" and it's a nice one. Very pretty color.
Solo hunts are sometimes the best one's, my son was busy so I went alone and had a fine time.
The sun was shining and the wind was calm, what more can you ask for.