Massive Debias Bear Gains More Awards
The Tribune Democrat is running an in-depth story on Rod Debias who took a world record brown bear with a bow near Nome Alaska in 2009. The grizzly is truly amazing weighing an estimated 1300 pounds and the hide measuring 9 feet 4 inches unstretched. Mr. Debias plans to eventually donate the skull to the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody Wyoming.
As Debias said, the bear is not so much the trophy as the memories of the hunt. But, as a record-book animal, he feels there is an obligation to allow public access the bear. “It grew to be the biggest one,” he said. “it needs to be enjoyed by others.”