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    Possible world record bow Kodiak bear?? Anybody have any new info on this bear?

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    28-8/16 must be the world record for archery it's sure not the biggest killed with a gun. I have 4 in my shop now about that size. The biggest is 28-11/16 and 3/4" of the nose bone is missing from a fight. It would be at least 30" if not much bigger! I know of a couple that are over 30" but those are very few and far between. 28" is the minimum just to enter a brownie with a gun, so 28.5 would not likely put this one even in the top 100 I bet. I'll check my book..................

    Ok 28-8/16 will get you a tie for 213th place so it's certainly not a new world record bear but maybe for archery it is? B&C Record is 30-12/16" . That's 2 full inches bigger!


    Having cleaned 1000's of bear skulls in the last 12 years I can honestly say if it's green scored 1/16 over the Number 1 for archery it will never dry that big!

    I would guess it will lose a minimum of an 1/8" which is only a 1/16" in width and a 1/16 in length. Or put another way it's 1/32" off each measured side. If the skull gets boiled it will likely lose over a 1/4 inch, maybe much more. I shot a 8 year old black bear last year that scored 20-3/16" I let the bugs clean it and and then I let it dry for the 60 days. It is now just a tiny hair over 20" just under 20-1/16" barely making ithe minimum for the B&C records. That bear with much less mass lost almost 3/16" so a bigger mass will likely lose more just by proportional size.

    The older a bear is the less it will shrink because the conneceting plates which make up the skull are usually fused together preventing them from moving or shifting when the skull dries. A young bear at 20" will end up well under 20" but a very old bear over 10 years old will likely retain almost all it's size unless boiled.

    Green scores are difficult to have exact but almost never smaller then then the finished dry skull. There is a panel of ten people who must measure all top ten entries. They will all score the skull independently and then average them for the final total. This only happens for the top skulls not every one of them. It's certainly a huge bear, nothing short of magnificent.
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    This fella had the whole story in one of the bowhunting rags; Peterson's Bowhunting I believe.
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    Well I'm the one that actually made that web site you're pointing too. I also have the entire video of the hunt on tape and it is awesome! At one point it bolts away and comes within 20 feet of Bob. I haven't talked to Bob for a couple months because the lucky bastard is constantly off hunting. Last time we spoke he said that it can take 6 months or more to get an official score. I'll let you know the scoop the next time I talk to him. He's getting a full body mount of it.
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    Talked to Bob over the weekend and it turns out that SCI has officially judged his bear as a new world record. You can read about the hunt in the articles section here:

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    Good Lord! That things huge, think I'll stick to turkeys!!!!
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    I'll second that !!!!! 18 yards from critters that don't see me as a good food source is damn exciting, can't imagine sneaking that close to a 1000 pound hungry grizzley !

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    World record or not, I'd love to have a shot at a 10 ft bear!! looks good to me , garauntee it's a TROPHY to him either way. I hope to one day get up there to do that, either there or RUSSIA for one of theres they have huge bears to.

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    It may be an SCI world record, but I believe Monty Browning holds the P&Y record for Alaskan Brown bear and he shot his at less than 10yds with a longbow. May have to do some research on this one.

    Ok, I was partially right. Monty Browning is tied with one other guy for the World Record Alaskan Brown bear at 28 7/16".

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    gives me the willy's
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    WOW! That's a HUGE bear!!!
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