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Grizzly or Brown bear

Hey everyone I guess I should ask the Question under the correct subject but the original Question was about taking 2 grizzly around ankorage in 16b is this possible the answer was yes just pick a guide. o.k for my next question is this a griz or brown bear? Has anyone done this hunt and how did it go and with who? I am just looking at all my options for next spring I really want to do the dall sheep but its just so prices '' I know the griz is not much cheaper'' and I am going in for my 2nd back surgery on wednesday so I am going to look at every possible avenue because the hunt must go on.so please lets hear what you think. Thanks for your help Charlie p.s dont be suprised if you see a moose topic next.

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Grizzly bears are brown bears. 

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Charlie the bears in 16 are

Charlie the bears in 16 are classed as browns, the grizzly class starts further north, it's related to the bears access to salmon I believe. Those that have salmon to eat on a regular basis are classed as costal browns and tend to grow larger.

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So up in Alaska it sounds like they categorize the seasons by sub-species eh?  I knew there had to be more to it that the OP was asking that I wasn't aware of.  lol

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The difference here it seems

The difference here it seems is that the costal bears tend to grow larger, so the demad for tags in those areas is much higher,while the areas may carry more bears per sq mile there is only so much costal land here. If your a NR paying 15 -20 thousand for a bear hunt[guide required] are you going for a big costal bear or a smaller harder to find interior grizz.? The castal brown and the Grizz are the same species.

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I have debated your last

I have debated your last sentence for a long time and it came down to a interior grizzly.  I started to look at the coastal bear and decided that it just didn't look right.  It is a bear on steroids and is massive, where the interior grizzly is a lean mean fighting machine.  Your price range is about right for the coastal bear but I have found out that you can knock off a couple of thousand dollars by going with the interior grizzly so that is what I decided to do.  I'm headed to British Colombia next spring for a grizzly hunt. 

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While I have no great desire

While I have no great desire to add a Grizz rug to the house, I always check whats around the house, a few years ago there was a very nice bear just past the house about 2 mi working a small salmon stream, the bear was large enough to trigger interest , but after a couple weeks working the area it vanished. Found out a neighbor had killed it about a mile away as it worked a moose kill, it squared 9' 8". aside from one like that, I will go for an interior grizz, the blondes with the dark legs really catch my eye, and they are tough, they deserve respect and demand it.A few weeks back the wife & I were going with some friends on the local train north of Talkeetna, after the train had made a stop it started slowly around a bend and came up on a medium size sow with two cubs, she pushed the cubs north on the tracks and charged the train, a preformance she repeated for a half mile.A critter with that kind of guts has to be the greatest trophy in North America.

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 aaalaska wrote: The

 

aaalaska wrote:

 

The castal brown and the Grizz are the same species.

 

 

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I have debated your last sentence for a long time and it came down to a interior grizzly. I started to look at the coastal bear and decided that it just didn't look right. It is a bear on steroids and is massive, where the interior grizzly is a lean mean fighting machine. Your price range is about right for the coastal bear but I have found out that you can knock off a couple of thousand dollars by going with the interior grizzly so that is what I decided to do. I'm headed to British Colombia next spring for a grizzly hunt.

 

 

 

 

  The difference between the so-called brown bear, and the Grizzly is nothing more than it’s location.   

 In Alaska if the bear is within 50 miles of the coast it is called a Coastal brown bear, and 50 miles away from the coast it is called a inland Grizzly.  The two bears are the same species, not sub-species.

  The coastal brown bear has access to large amounts of salmon and as a result gets far larger than the inland grizzly who has to chase down caribou,eat blue berries  and dig out marmots to make a living, and is far smaller, but more aggressive.  The two bears require the same power of rifle for hunting them, but the  inland might need a flatter shooting rifle because they are usually in more open country, but 338 Win Mag or 375H&H are good choices, for either!  The smaller inland grizzly will usually cost less to hunt than the coastal bear, but the cost my be off set by longer charter  flights ot get to them.  Neither ware cheap for the NR hunter. Thumbs up

 

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