1600lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska

A 12’6″ and 1600lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska

Warning, the third picture is for folks with strong stomachs only.

The following (first two) pictures are of a guy who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. He was out deer hunting when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy unloaded his 7mm Mag Semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him.

The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12’6″ high at the shoulder 14′ to the top of his head. It’s the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.

Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport (to remind tourist’s of the risks involved when in the wild).

Based on the contents of the bear’s stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours. His last meal was the unlucky nature buff in the third picture.

The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker’s 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol were the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found. Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with four shots they ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear’s dead body, it only
wounded the bear and probably angered it.The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear’s own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.

Think about this if you are an average size man, you would be level with the bear’s belly button when he stood upright, the bear would look you in the eye when it walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows.

Truth or Fiction

This story was emailed to me. I have been trying to find more information about this story to determine if it is actually true. This could just be one of those legends! If you know more information on this story feel free to contact us. Here is what I found (not sure if I trust this source either): http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp


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19 Responses to 1600lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska

  1. Dustin Dedmore says:

    Ref your comment on “looking for more info.”The photographer that took the first two photos is a good friend of mine and was stationed with and was hunting with the Airmen in the photo. The photographer has written several stories to debunk the many Internet myths out there. I can get you in contact with him if you’d like some clarity on the real story. Id be more than happy to help out a fellow Montanan… Jim did write an article on Black Bear Heaven shortly afterwords. Hitchenbroock grizzly / black bear heaven should get you close on Google.

  2. Wanda says:

    these pictures have been circulating the internet for years people! LMAO! http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear.htm

  3. Gary says:

    Another FALSE story. The first two photos are of a hunter with a bear he took on one of Alaska’s islands. He was NOT charged by the bear. The third photo shows the remains of a self-proclaimed bear biologist and photo-grapher. Different bears. These photos have been around for years. PS: The biologist’s girlfriend was also killed in that attack.

  4. doug says:

    I wished I could have killed it I know its true Cause I saw it on the news man that killed the bear should have got it instead of the state

  5. mani kumar says:

    Hey I would have shot that

  6. Dana says:

    If the “story” is fake…as it seems that a lot of people at thinking it is. Then why would it be on news stations around the U.S..

    • Doc Doc says:

      I think most of what we see in the media is truncated or distorted, Dana. Don’t feel bad if a really exciting story like this makes the news without being verified. I originally saw this article 4 or 5 years ago

  7. Brandon says:

    I have been to the air port it is really there I flew there to go hunting for moose.

  8. Pete Bowman says:

    It’s a fake. I’ve seen the third photograph about fifteen years ago circulating the Internet.

  9. JV says:

    That must be some gun! A 7mm Weatherby rifle that I own can only hold 4-rounds fully loaded (3 in mag and 1 in chamber. The article states there were 12-7mm slugs found in the bear. He would have to load 2 additional times while the bear was charging. Grizzlys only weigh up to 800 pounds.

  10. mahle says:

    There is no 14 foot tall bear in the Ted Stephens Anchorage International Airport. So, at least you know THAT part of the story is false.

  11. THIS AWFUL @ SO SAD. Be prepared. Go 2or4 men strong.

  12. hurtioioio says:

    my step dad knew the ppl who took this bear down, it is a true story and he also has film printed pictures and the actual film from one of the film cameras

  13. Tony Goodwin says:

    Hunters of beautiful intelligent animals like Bears as SCUM! Gutless wonders who should take up MMA or Boxing if they think they’re tough or hard men. Appalling and pathetic people. Hunt feral introduced species of animals that threaten the environment you wankers!

  14. Anthony Maw says:

    Western bear hunters should know that Chinese are willing to pay top dollar for bear paws as a food delicacy, and for the bile gall bladder which is believed to have special curing powers. Don’t let those bear parts just rot when you can get hundreds for them at the local Chinatown!

  15. will says:

    Well if this beast was coming toward you. What would u do. Let it munch on ur ass. Dont think so

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