Coincidentally, while I was up there, a guy sent me this photo he saw online somewhere. I have no idea of its origin, but I am glad I didn’t see it before I hiked miles in all those thick alders up there on the island. If anyone knows the origin of this picture let me know so I can give it the proper credit:
Alaska… Man and beast locked in eternal battle. The man holding the gun was a guide on Kodiak Island back in the late 50s. He found a broken gun, a bear skull and a human skull all together.
Incidentally, we did see and film some brown bears on Kodiak, which you’ll see on the shows, including one that I figure was 1,000 pounds and would square close to 10 feet. While we did not have any close encounters, we got fairly close to the big one that prowled the brush and beach… One of the most wild and exhilarating feelings I’ve ever had as a hunter.