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    Wonder how big of a can of bear spray THAT took? <grin>



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    its size is exaggerated IMO. That be would be the biggest canadian grizzly ever. plus 1300 pounds is a bit high. jus sayin there are very few bears even here in AK that attain that size. Anyone else wanna venture an opinion?



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    8' 1" to 8' 3" D@mn sure not 11 foot. But very sharp claws for fall.

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    Lookin at all the pics I'd have to ask a few questions. The belly fur likes a bit thin and with those long claws I'd say that's a spring bear. Also, do they have moss covered spruce in that part of Albert. I goggle earthed it and Alberts a long ways away from the coast, where I've seen most moss covered spruce. But I guess it'll all come out in the wash, it usually does.

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    1300 and 11 feet seems a bit of a stretch. Would have been nice to get a skull score
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    8' 1" to 8' 3" D@mn sure not 11 foot. But very sharp claws for fall.
    I believe the article stated the bear would have been 11ft standing on its hind legs not squared...
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    Quote Originally Posted by martentrapper View Post
    1300 and 11 feet seems a bit of a stretch. Would have been nice to get a skull score
    agreed MT..... Outdoor Life is full of BS!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman1979 View Post
    Lookin at all the pics I'd have to ask a few questions. The belly fur likes a bit thin and with those long claws I'd say that's a spring bear. Also, do they have moss covered spruce in that part of Albert. I goggle earthed it and Alberts a long ways away from the coast, where I've seen most moss covered spruce. But I guess it'll all come out in the wash, it usually does.
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    ok that seems to be the correct story



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    Afognak Alberta it's all north of Washington state
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehunter View Post
    Well, Randalls know bears. Looks much bigger in that photo than original photo.

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    Nice bear and interesting photos. Where does the 1300 pounds come from?
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    9'9" or 11', it is a big ass bear with claws like scythes. I am sure that was a very interesting encounter.

    BTW neither of the links provided me a story, only photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantj43 View Post
    Nice bear and interesting photos. Where does the 1300 pounds come from?
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    The caption on one of the outdoor life photos says it's 1300 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantj43 View Post
    Nice bear and interesting photos. Where does the 1300 pounds come from?
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    What is interesting is that an Adult Male Humans fist is about 3 1/2" wide, with it being roughly 1" between each knuckle. If one compares the hand holding the paw to the paw, the calculation is interesting. The magic of the 28MM lens. And I take nothing away from the Randall's. Just interesting photographs.

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    I bet next time he blows that elk bugle a bead of sweat pops up wondering just what he'll call in this time! Yikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey View Post
    I bet next time he blows that elk bugle a bead of sweat pops up wondering just what he'll call in this time! Yikes!

    it was a BS story Smokey



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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    What is interesting is that an Adult Male Humans fist is about 3 1/2" wide, with it being roughly 1" between each knuckle. If one compares the hand holding the paw to the paw, the calculation is interesting. The magic of the 28MM lens. And I take nothing away from the Randall's. Just interesting photographs.
    The numbers you cite certainly support the 9/9 part of the description. With all the measuring and weighing I've done on the animals we've - guess I should have measured the width of my own fist at some time!
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