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Grizzly hunt: my all time dream hunt. I can only live through your adventures !!!!!!!

Being a simple soldier and raising a family with 7 teenagers, yes that is correct.  I am pretty sure I will never be able to afford the ultimate hunt, in my eyes, a grizzly, brown or even kodiak bear.  I believe my passion for big bear hunting developed from being a child of the 70's.  All my favorite shows of the time, minus "The Six Million Dollar Man" had big bears as characters.   I was and still am I huge fan of Grizzly Adams. I wanted to grow up and be him.  The movie series, Mountain Family Robinson also had big bears as a main character.  And yes you will laugh but the 1976 movie "Grizzly" is one of my all time favorites.  Basically "Jaws" in the body of a giant bear, how cool is that.  I have always been a big bear fan.  I really don't even put it on my hunting list because those hunts are almost out of reach from my tax bracket.  Its great to dream though.  Keep posting your experiences and I will keep reading and enjoying them.   

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What?????  You name all these

What?????  You name all these bear shows and leave one of the best - Gentle Ben.  I think it was on in the 70's. 

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Good Call

Yes I don't know who I overlooked that one. Thanks for keeping on track.

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Bear hunt

Since your in the army ,you could try to get posted here in Alaska,after your first year here you can claim Alaska resident status, and can hunt the Grizzled bear.A resident tag is 25 $, while many areas require a draw tag (tough odds) there are many areas that only require the tag and are open to everyone. Then there is an increasing area of the state where the harvest has been to low and to encourage increased harvest the tag fee has been waved, season extended ,and in select areas you can harvest two a year.

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hunt 16B and take two brownies

aaalaska wrote:

Since your in the army ,you could try to get posted here in Alaska,after your first year here you can claim Alaska resident status, and can hunt the Grizzled bear.A resident tag is 25 $, while many areas require a draw tag (tough odds) there are many areas that only require the tag and are open to everyone. Then there is an increasing area of the state where the harvest has been to low and to encourage increased harvest the tag fee has been waved, season extended ,and in select areas you can harvest two a year.

 

 

Alex

Or you could hunt 16B and take two brownies and all the black bear you want.Dancing

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If you could pick up and move

If you could pick up and move shop than that is going to be by far the cheapest way of getting youself on a grizzly hunt. And you could do it more than once. That is the main problem I have with the thought of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on guided hunts... you only get to go once and what if you do not get something. I would have a hard time justifying it even though I know it is more about the experience than anything else. But when you put up that kind of money I think just about everybody is expecting results but hey... its hunting. There are no gurantees.

I do not see making that move to Alaska with that big of a family being a breeze. But sometimes a move like that can really bring a family closer. Thank you for your service and I hope someone with a lot of experience hunting the big bears will get some more stories posted so that you (and me) can enjoy them.

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