Where to Hunt the Worlds Biggest Grizzlies
The oldest known wild inland grizzly came from Alaska’s Brooks Range and lived to be 34 years of age. The Brooks Range is a huge mountain range in the far north of Alaska. It spans about 700 miles across northern Alaska and reaches into Canada’s Yukon Territories. It is home to a great number of grizzly bears.
Unit 23 in the Brooks Range is one of the best grizzly hunts in Alaska. We have high success rates for these bears, with many of them coming in at seven to eight feet or more. In 2017 we had two bears taken who were over nine feet. One came in a nine feet one inch and the other nine feet two inches. To put things in perspective, they were big bears. Part of the reason for these bigger bears is availability of food sources. There have been some great salmon runs in the last 10-15 years. The season has also been warmer longer during that time frame, which is great for cub survival. Thirty years ago you would commonly see a sow with one cub. Nowadays it is not uncommon to see a sow with three to four cubs. An average male grizzly weighs about six hundred to seven hundred and fifty pounds but occasionally a monster comes along with weights of twelve hundred to fifteen hundred pounds and standing nine and a half feet tall.
If grizzlies are on your bucket list, this is a great hunt to go on. Bring something with some punch power, as these are one of the toughest animals in North America.
by Casey Jensen