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    Default those pictures i promised...

    promised to post a few pics of one of my spring clients bears...he's one of the better bears i've seen anywhere in the state...one of the longer stalks i've made aDSCN1871.jpgs well, took the better part of a day, but we were blessed at the end and it paid off with one of the better quality animals i've had the priveledge of stalking of any species...DSC00322.jpgimpecable spring hide, long light claws, and tremendous bulk...all the makings of one of those special bears...at least for our country anyway. this bear comes from the western coast, no where near the penn, or kodiak.

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    DSCN1888.jpgcouple more...DSC00324.jpghal with his bear...in awe. he's a good egg, both him and mark where great guys, i'd hunt with them both anytime.

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    Nice, Very Nice.

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    In one pick it looks like he is smiling that is over and hoping to come back to an easier life
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Nice, Very Nice.
    Agreed.....

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    That is one nice bear!

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    Dang, thats a nice bear, how big?
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    congrats...very nice bear!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFishGame View Post
    Dang, thats a nice bear, how big?
    ten foot one inch

    27 13/16 or so...didnt see the calipers, but it'll be just under twenty eight somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninefoot View Post
    ten foot one inch

    27 13/16 or so...didnt see the calipers, but it'll be just under twenty eight somewhere...

    Wow............
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    Looking good, 9foot.

    The wife caught up to a Browngrizz in a creek like that a few weeks back, seemed the ducks just kept flying back and forth, back and forth.....~~LOL!!~~could'a beeen agreat 'Combo hunt' if we'd a shotgun along in the boat then.
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    Appreciate the pics. Congrats on a job well done--very nice bear!
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    Awsome bear.. WOW

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    SO you going to change your name to tenfoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardman View Post
    SO you going to change your name to tenfoot?
    lol, not likely...i use the moniker cause its a personal benchmark for me whenever i bear hunt...guiding or otherwise. i still think an honest nine foot bear anywhere in the world is a trophy class animal. akin to a 180 inch whitetail...a 350 class bull elk...etc. etc. hopefully my name is not portrayed as an ego thing...i think most any guide in the state that hunts fish fed brown bear can realistically have a nine foot goal on his hunts...dont always happen that way (for many reasons, but proly mostly due to hunters finding a bear they like of an average size and taking it without putting in the time required to find a dominant boar) i feel that it's a great benchmark, and in most good bear habitat represents a really nice mature boar that most hunters would appreciate.

    a ten footers more akin to a 200 inch whitetail...a 400 inch bull elk...how many of those does a hunter see in a career, and then how many does he actually stalk? you hear alot about ten foot bears, but i bear hunt alot, and in my experience a true ten footer lands at the very upper end of the spectrum...a guy sees them from time to time if he hunts alot, but not many people/outfits consistently take true ten footers from what i've seen (even in big bear country like kodiak and the lower penn), me included. the better outfits on the lower penn and kodiak that i know of seem to take a few every year, but on average very few are taken when you look at the whole state.

    this particular bear, as i've stated is kind of a fluke in the country i guide in. theres great genetics where he came from...but the food source and the winters are the same as the rest of the bears in that country...meaning he was an efficient bear, got a dominant portion of the local food source on a yearly basis, and denned well...all contributing to being of uncharacteristic size.

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    How were his teeth? Hard to tell from that one pic.

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    Impressive to say the least, very nice!

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    What a monster. That is an incredible bear. Congrats to your client and to you.
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    Zack,

    Awesome photos man.

    That's the bear dreams are made of, way to go!

    Congrats!

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