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    My former co-worker and I were having this conversation about outdoors, skulls, and many other fascinating things about what's discovered in Alaska a couple years ago. She just reposted this picture on her Facebook page and I was reminded of her story.
    She told me that her dad discovered this amazing Grizzly Skull. When we worked together, she asked me to come around to look at her picture and sure enough, this bear skull is HUGE.
    She told me at one time it was on display somewhere down in the Lower 48 and her dad was waiting for it to come back.

    Here is a picture of the Grizzly skull.
    Maybe some of you know who they are or have seen this picture before. I haven't seen it on Outdoors Directory, so with permission from my friend and former co-worker, she's allowing me to post this picture of her dad (Skip) with his Grizzly skull:


    Now... for the sake of you all that like to go and search for this stuff 'just to be sure', I went ahead and did it for you:
    http://www.boone-crockett.org/bgReco...ds&type=SKULLS

    Enjoy! You never know what you will find in Alaska's country. Skip was just taking a walk/hike when he discovered it.

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    That is an insane skull, where did he find it, what general area? That's huge.
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    Default that's big

    As big as that is, it looks like a Cave Bear skull. Do you know how long and wide it is?
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    Amazing, isn't it? I know that I am fascinated by it.
    Here is what's on the Boone and Crocket website:
    Greatest length of skull without lower jaw: 17 4/16
    Greatest width of skull: 10 9/16

    After I posted this, I realized that maybe this should be in the 'Wildlife' forum. My feelings arent hurt if this is moved.
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    It looks like the Cave Bear skull they have on display at Fairbanks F&G.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    It looks like the Cave Bear skull they have on display at Fairbanks F&G.
    Yeah, I am not sure where it's located at, but it could very well be at Fairbanks F&G. There is a nice little history behind it, though.
    Skip is also a guide and a taxidermist. He has a bear that he mounted on display at the Fairbanks International Airport.
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    So is this the Bear in the B&C record book?


    I have a Ural cave bear skull, if my wife will help, I'll post a pic,..

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    That makes me wonder just how big the browny that was killed at grandmas fishcamp.

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    Looks like a cave bear skull to me.

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    I think its fairly fresh, like the last 10 or so years.

    It too white to be Prehistoric.
    Even bones out of the permafrost are deeply stained with minerals.
    Then again, it says he was a taxadermy kinda guy...

    Looks like "The one that got away"
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    Thats pretty cool! Amazing how worn down the teeth are. I like the pic they have in Knights taxidermy of the brown bear skull and human skull found together on Kodiak Island. Want to say Pinell and Talifson found it but not positive.

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    I managed to get two pic of my ural cave bear skull on my album, so those are viewable on my profile....no help from wife.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEDWUF View Post
    So is this the Bear in the B&C record book?


    I have a Ural cave bear skull, if my wife will help, I'll post a pic,..
    Deduwf, I was hoping you'd chime in with your skull and information!
    Hope you dont mind me posting the pics in the thread.

    Tell us kind folks a little more about this gem....


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    That beast is awesome! Lets hear the story, you can't post up pics like that and not let us know more.

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    Thanks for the help hunt ak,.. as you know I use crayons better than computers.

    This one came from the Ural, 40,000-60,000 yrs old, could be older.
    They don't make them any more, Romania cracked down, no more outsiders. Sales thru the Gov't.
    Sizable one like this one are getting hard to find.
    And they are not cheap.
    More info later, don't want to 'wreck' this thread.

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    Notice the 'deep dish' forhead & high rear ridge bone (big jaw muscles),

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    Okay,

    Skull with out lower jaw 19' 1/8 length....width 12' 1/16

    As pictured with lower jaw 22' length.

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    Whoops, 21' 9/16 skull length w/out lower jaw.........

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    This has been a really good read, you guys.
    Hunt AK, thanks for posting your pictures, too. That's a great skull that you have there!

    DEDWUF,
    Yes, this bear is in the B&C record book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theilercabin View Post
    That is an insane skull, where did he find it, what general area? That's huge.
    He found it near Salcha, from what I understand.
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