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WHERE TO GO FOR REALLY BIG BEARS, WOULD IT BE VANCOVER ISLAND OR MAYBE ALASKA? GENETCLY SOME BEARS MUST TYPLICALY BE LARGER IN SOME AREAS?

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no body have an opion on the subject? just thinking some parts of the country are known to typicly produce biger bears than others?

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Alaska will produce some really big bear.... Some parts of Canada will also...along with Kodiak island.

Location: Minnesota,
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If you can get to Russia you will find some big bears there a friend of mine went last year and shot a 1200# sow and another friend went on the same trip and shot a really old bear estimates it's age at like 17 yrs i saw the skull and most of the teeth were worn down to almost nothing

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Vancouver Island BC, Canada)has big bears. I've always dreamed of hunting them there, but this worries me!

Trophy animals get protection
B.C. anti-hunting group buys rights of guide-outfitting
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
VANCOUVER - An anti-hunting group has paid $1.35-million to buy the guide-outfitting
rights to a prime piece of B.C.'s wilderness with a view to ending permanently the
commercial killing of all animals in the area.
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation has acquired the guide-outfitting rights to five
contiguous hunting regions along the central coast, stretching from the northern tip of
Vancouver Island in the south to Princess Royal Island in the north, representing a
land mass of more than 20,000 square kilometres.
The regions are home to hundreds of native species, including such popular
commercial game as grizzlies, black bears, the so-called spirit bear (a genetic anomaly
of the black bear that manifests itself in a white coat), wolves, cougars, mountain
goats, moose and deer.
But Raincoast, in conjunction with the six First Nations who occupy the territory -- the
Heiltsuk, Kitasoo, Xai' xais, Wuikinuxv, Gwa'Sala-Nakwaxda'xw and Nuxalk -- intend
to put an immediate end to all commercial hunting in the area. That means from now
on no one from outside British Columbia will be permitted to kill any animals in the
region for sport. B.C. residents, who operate under different regulations, may continue
to hunt and kill wildlife in the area, but members of the First Nations hope to see an
end to that early next year.
The deal will be announced at a press conference in Vancouver later today.
According to provincial regulations, licensed guide-outfitters must continue to facilitate
some hunting in areas for which they are responsible. Raincoast conservation director
Ian McAllister, who helped broker the deal, said Raincoast will live up to those
obligations by allowing hunting of some ungulates for food. But henceforth commercial
trophy hunting will be a thing of the past.
"There is no other example in North America where conservation interests have
bought out such a large commercial hunting area before," Mr. McAllister said.
Raincoast bought the licence from former guide-outfitter Leonard Ellis. It raised the
money over a six-month period mainly from private donations.
© National Post 2005
Nicholas Read
CanWest News Service
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Cowboy Al, I would post this in the "Anything Goes" or "Politics" area so more folks see it.

Thanks for posting.

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don't forget the coast of north carolina they kill some real brutes there every year.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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I would suggest Nova Scotia has it's share of large black bears compared to anywhere in Canada.We seem to have no problems finding them or do we have what it takes?Every year our hunters take mature bears and mostly MALES in the P/Y class. Here is a sample from this year,of course the area mentioned in the news paper is not where we hunt for our bears.Sears don't give out info to Eatons.
This Male weighed on goverment scales dipped 675 lbs, hunters estimated the weigh from 700 to 800 lbs!

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Location: SE Alaska
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I was just telling another hunter on another forum that POW island in Alaska has got some of the largest black bear in the world. 20 out of the top 22 black bears in Alaska come from off the island. I personaly have seen bears on the road that would go 600 to 700lbs. easy. You know they are big when they drag thier belly and they have itty bitty ears. It's also impossable to go for a drive during the summer and not see bears.

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I would have to say Russia. Kamachatka I think the name is. I have pics of some bears my Taxidermist did. He said the hunt was around $9300 for the hunt. Here are some of the pics. The one by itself has a 8' diameter around the belly.

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White dots on the photo with multiple bears are water from my son spilling on the pic.

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