WE KILL THE BEAR THAT KILLED THE NEWBORN
It was the twelfth day of his spring hunt
and Terry Fowler was wondering if a big
brownie was ever going to grace his den.
This was his second hunt with us after
having two very close opportunities that
failed to go his way in the last minutes of
the stalk on his first hunt. Now as he
looked across the narrow valley he saw a
nine plus bear coming down the opposite
side. It was moving fast and it was easy to
see they could never get in front of it.
Just as he accepted the fact, the bear
stopped and stood on its hind feet, looking
to its left. He quickly dropped to all fours
and charged over a small hill. Soon after
that a cow moose came running out chased by
the bear. Then he turned and went back where
he had just been. Terry wasn’t sure what was
going on but the bear had stopped, giving
them the opportunity they needed. The
pictures tell the rest of the story. John
Rejek was the assistant guide.
David Howton of Winnsboro TX with a nice nine
footer taken on the Pacific Side with guide Rudy
McPherren. Dave had been hunt with me several
times over the years taking two other bear and
wounding a ten footer. He was back in 2011
looking for the ten footer again but when this
fat nine came up the river he said “well, I do
not have a nine foot bear.” Well now he has one.
One shot at 280 yards planted his trophy and
ended his hunt after five days of not so great
Sanders form BC Canada took this 10 foot bear in
the spring of 2012. It was a cold spring with
ten inches of snow on opening day....May 10th.
Stewarts bear was very old and skinny. Guide
Aaron Langeliers thought the bear was about 8
and 1/2 feet when he first saw him and wasn't
sure he should take him. When the bear hit the
river he saw the white claws and knew it was a
much older bear. They had to run to catch up and
after a short pursuit, Stewart made his shots
count and took home this great trophy. The skull
scored 28 1/2 Boone and Crockett. Guide Aaron
Langeliers with Stewart Sanders 28 1/2 BC
scoring skull. You can really get an idea of how
big the brown bears can be.
feed on berries as Dani and Marti hunt for
moose. This bear will need a few years before it
is a good trophy. This bear is probably three
year old and will need another three years to
make a good representation.
picture is from spring of 2008. We had done
quite well that spring and decided to put up a
few “Bears on a stick”. The bears are mounted
on 2x4s 14 feet long. The bears from left to
right are 8’ 9” , 9” 6”, 9’ 6” and 10’ 5”. Look
closely at the 10’ 5” and the 9’ 5”. You can
really tell a difference in the two bears with
only one foot difference in height.