I just finished my Kodiak Brown Bear hunt with guide BRWNBR (a.k.a. Jake). The hunt was a Permit Hunt DB103. I was very fortunate to take a boar that went 10’- 0” with a 26 – 14/16” skull. The boar had a truly exceptional hide, very thick and chocolate brown with zero rubs.
I spotted the boar courting a sow on the second day of a scheduled ten day hunt. Due to unfavorable wind direction, our stalk ended at 500 yards with the pair topping a ridge looking over their shoulder at us. On Day 3, we hiked back to the area that we thought the pair might be holding up. As sometimes luck goes, the pair came out of the brush at 1:30pm and at 6pm after the bears finished their nap and we closed in to 200 yards, the boar took 2 shots from my 300 win mag (200 gr. noz. part.) No back-up needed from Jake’s 416 Rigby!
This was my third successful hunt with Jake in as many tries (Grizzly bear in 2005, Mountain Goat in 2006). Overall guiding experience, set-up, and equipment were outstanding.
I also found the folks at the Kodiak – Alaska Game and Fish office to be very friendly and easy to work with to obtain the locking tag /permit and check the bear in after the hunt.
Below are a few photos from the hunt.