It fell 7/16 of an inch short of the current overall Boone & Crockett record grizzly bear--a skull found in Alaska back in 1976 that measured 27 and 13/16 inches. It is the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world. (the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear’s dead body). Only one person has been killed by a bear on Kodiak in the past 75 years. It measured nine feet tall, and its skull measured nearly 28 inches. An Alaska hunter killed a nearly 9-foot-tall grizzly bear last year that was officially named on Friday the largest ever bagged. You would be level with the bear’s navel when he stood upright. An Alaska hunter bagged a massive grizzly bear that has been certified by the Boone and Crockett Club as the biggest bruin ever taken down by a hunter. It is just weird that my Dad asked me just today about it. What would you do if you were doing just that and a huge bear charges you? That's one hell of a big bear. The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the Kodiak brown bear, sometimes the Alaskan brown bear, inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in southwest Alaska. Do it again. After seeing the story on the 14-foot grizzly, hunters, hikers, and fishermen will be more aware of the potential dangers traveling the wilderness in Alaska. : ). Admittedly, snopes is not my favorite debunker, but it says the story was updated early last year. Think about this: If you are an average size man; you would be level with the bear's navel when he stood upright. The The U.S. Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker’s 38-caliber pistol emptied. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp, Partly true, partly not. Fimrite afterward noted that “my own wife was stunned, sending me a note saying, ‘I’m happy grizzlies don’t live in California.’, “Only one problem. Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks involved when in the wild. Reporter Peter Fimrite went on to reprint a then-circulating Internet legend in full detail, complete with this graphic and shocking information: Based on the contents of the bear’s stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours, including a missing hiker. link to www.outdoorlife.com] Built for Speed By In summer of 1880 the explorer Ivan Petrof measured a freshly killed bear skin at 14 ft 2 inches, shot near Kenai Mission. Apparently this one is getting another spate of forwards. FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson, http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp. He was out deer hunting. It stood 12 feet, six inches high at the shoulder and 14 feet to the top of his head. standing on its hind legs, could walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows. Posted on 07/26/2006 8:03:17 PM PDT by kiriath_jearim, By D.A. It will be stuffed, mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks involved when in the wild. A really big bear. A brown bear that killed a hiker outside Anchorage, Alaska may be the same animal that mauled another person who was looking for the missing man, police said. Deer hunting is one of the major seasons in Oklahoma. Hunters who hunt bears in Alaska are also very familiar with the fee associated with taking a trophy bear in addition to the cost of a hunting license. I am confused about this story. The man-eating monster Alaska bear that refuses to die in cyberspace was shot in fall 2001 on Prince William Sound’s Hinchinbrook Island by a then-22-year-old airman from Eielson Air Force Base named Ted Winnen. The truth: http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp. The largest ever topped 2,000 pounds and lived out its life at the Dakota Zoo in Bismark, N.D. It is the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world. They are photos of the remains of a human reportedly mauled by a bear. He was out deer hunting when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. Then again, Alaska bears don’t have to grow that big to be dangerous. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head. The largest bears in the wilds of Alaska generally top out at about 1,500 pounds, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Note to self: You might as well be unarmed as carry a .38 in grizzly country. He was out deer hunting last week  when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. But then, those are real bears that don’t keep growing after death. >>>I'm thinkin' it sprouted all those extra feet 'cause a' some secret gubmint nuclear test area up there. 3 months ago A grizzly bear mauled and killed a man at an Alaska park Sunday, the National Park Service confirmed. http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp. Jim Landess with the grizzly bear that he killed after it tried to enter his home in Sterling, Alaska. It was a big bear, but it did not stand 12 feet, 6 inches tall. There are numerous records of 12, 13, 14 foot bears in and around Kodiak Is, and the adjacent islands. The myth, however, refuses to follow the bear into the grave. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. Before his death, Treadwell tried to create his own, monster-bear-size personal myth before his untimely end, but it died along with him. management. Ray, outdoor correspondent The Sun. Like a giant centipede with fur! The downloaded pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. So, photos of the giant grizzly bear that was killed in a Alaska that have been circulating for more than a decade are real, but stories surrounding them are false. About once every other year a bear injures a person. The other body has not been found. “A hair-raising yarn describing this supposed man-eating monster attacking a poor hapless deer hunter accompanies the photographs” of the bear, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in 2008. To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows. I love bears....at a safe distance. On my first trip to Craig, Alaska, the guide gave me a 44 Magnum pistol and told me that black bears were numerous in the area and to only shoot if one was on top of me. Not far from the pistol was the remains of the hiker. Aim small. A hunter who was killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve was identified Thursday as a 22-year-old Ohio man. The last price I heard ran in the $3000 range. This trip is always exciting and offers spectacular fishing, scenery, and crisp air. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear, and it dropped a few feet from him. If this bear were in my living room he could bust his head through the ceiling and I could go up stairs and stand eye eye with him. In case your wondering, a hunter in Alaska shot the second biggest grizzly bear ever recorded in 2014. Its weight at the time was estimated at 1,000-1,200 pounds. What followed beneath the headline was the same story Fimrite tried to torpedo in 2008. The bear that ate him also died. That’s hefty, but coastal brown bears have been known to get bigger. Biggest Polar Bear Ever Killed The largest bear ever killed in north america was from kodiak island with a total skull size of 781 cm 307 in and eight of the top 10 brown bears listed in the boone and crockett record book are from kodiak. I have been fortunate enough to go to Alaska about a half dozen times. The story was back again on montanahunting.org just a few months ago under the headline “1600 lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska.”. Not far from the pistol was the remains of the hiker. Clearing Up the Giant Grizzly Bear Story, Again What Does a 1600-Pound, 14-Foot Tall Grizzly Bear Eat? Relax. This story has been a somewhat exaggerated. 14 foot – 1,600 pound grizzly bear Filed under: Uncategorized — Jonco @ 3:51 pm The pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. Claim: A man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska shot a record-sized bear The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head. Kenneth Cates, 53, was found Wednesday morning on a horse trail in a heavily wooded area of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near his hometown of Soldotna. It is the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world. The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear’s own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker. A grizzly that killed and partially consumed a hiker in Denali National Park and Preserve in the summer of 2012 was only about half the size of the bear shot in 2001 by Winnen. To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear. And if you go to the link at Montana Hunting to read the full account of this bear, be forewarned there are graphic and horrifying photos at the end of the story. Based on the contents of the bear's stomach, it was established that the bear had killed at least two humans in the 72 hours before its demise which included a missing hiker. The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds It stood 12′ 6″ high at the shoulder, 14′ to the top of his head. A bear of mythical and horrifying proportions. My Dad called me this morning and asked me to check it out. To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head. I live in Alaska, and bears can get hugh and series (har har) so it's not hard to believe this story. The Treadwell story is true, at least the part reported after his death. It stood 12 feet, six inches high at the shoulder and 14 feet to the top of his head. Two U.S. hunters recently met their grisly fates at the claws and fangs of ferocious grizzly bears. The attached picture is of a guy who works for the forest service in Alaska. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the A hunter in Alaska has been credited with killing a record grizzly bear, according to Boone and Crockett Club officials. It came with three photographs, 1] displaying overall size of grizzly and hunter together, 2] displaying size of paw and 3] graphic portrayal of hiker practically eaten. Neither did it weigh 1,600 pounds. Bear On Display Picture Of Alaska Public Land Information State of alaska located 5 miles 8 km southwest of downtown anchorage. They were widely circulated at one time as photos of Timothy Treadwell, a would-be actor and filmmaker who spent many summers in Alaska trying to make friends with the bears before one of them killed and ate him. 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