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1600 LB Grizzly in Alaska

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by GlocksterPaulie, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

    Dec 16, 2003
    Damned if I know
    I do not know if this has been posted, that was one big ass bear.

    He was out deer hunting last week when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.
    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. It's the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.
    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.
    Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours including a missing hiker.
    The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol were the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found.
    Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with four shots (the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body), it only wounded the bear and probably angered it immensely.
    The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear's own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.
    Think about this:
    If you are an average size man; You would be level with the bear's navel when he stood upright. The bear would look you in the eye when it walked on all fours! 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.
  2. Incredible to say the least.

  3. mattellis2


    Sep 8, 2005
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 6, 2009
  4. 405dave


    Mar 13, 2007
    That guy is a Airman stationed in Alaska that was bear hunting and shot the bear. This whole story is crap. It was a story in Airman magazine 10+ years ago.
  5. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    Regardless of the back story, that is one huge critter to contend with!
  6. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo ammo found

    Sep 27, 2004
  7. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 15, 1999
    While I deplore inaccurate stories and possible spoofs as been revealed here, it's a good reminder to all of that we need to be alert when we are hunting.

    There are bears and other dangerous things in the woods.
  8. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe

    Jan 7, 2009
  9. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
  10. My only question, who makes a 7mm-mag semiautomatic ?

    Didn't even know that one could exist.:whistling:
  11. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    Jambogity. :cool: