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Imagine a 300-pound male bear at the edge of a hardwood forest that borders a crop field bursting with ripe corn. Does he take a detour to avoid venturing into this exposed area, or does he walk in and enjoy the abundance of food? Would it matter if this was the only crop field in the area or adjacent to five other fields? Or if there were many bears in the area? Or if there were people nearby? What if this bear was a sow with two cubs in tow?
World's Record Polar Bear
Shelby Longoria (left) and his guide, John Swiss, with the World's Record polar bear, which was taken nearly 100 miles offshore on pack ice. In 1963, on hunt far from his home south of the border in Matamoros, Mexico, Shelby Longoria braved potentially deadly weather and pack ice to take the World'...
World's Record - Alaska Brown Bear
The world's record Alaska brown bear was taken during a scientific expedition in 1952, for the benefit of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Alaska’s Kodiak Island rests about 250 miles south of Anchorage and just below the mouth of Cook Inlet. Kodiak supports some of the largest land-...
World's Record Grizzly Bear
A hunter found the World's Record grizzly skull near McGrath, Alaska in 1976. He stored it in his attic for 30 years before having it officially scored. Turns out it's the largest grizzly skull ever recorded. In April 1974 a friend and I flew in a Piper Super Cub to the McGrath, Alaska area for a...
World's Record Black Bear
The World's Record black bear skull was found near Ephraim, Utah, and shipped to Boone and Crockett headquarters in Washington, D.C., where it was examined by experts at the Smithsonian to determine its authenticity. On July 1, 1975, the world’s record black bear skull was found along the edge of...
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Only two measurements make up the final score for a bear skull: A - Length and B - Width (not shown). By Jim Shockey Though some may disagree, black bears are one of the most sought after of all the big game species. Who hasn’t desired a black bear rug? Next to whitetail deer, there is an argument...

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