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Dustin's Alaskan Grizzly Hunt

This was a hunt of a lifetime, many thanks go to Holliday Air & Johns Alaska Guide Service, thanks for a great experience. We had sat on an open hillside for somewhere around an hour, glassing the open tundra & alder patches that streatched out below us for miles. Then movement caught my eye as I watched my Grizz amble from the alder thicket some 6 or 700 yds below us. After a few seconds everyone was very focused on this bear & we all agreed he was a nice trophy. After scaling the moss & shale covered hill side for a few minutes we were within 200 yds or so of him. We crept to within 176 yds of him & he knew something was there, I felt confident I could place a good vital shot on him from this distance. He was sitting down on his haunches looking straight at us when I squeezed the shot off hitting him center of chest. The 425 grn LFN penatrated straight through breaking the spine then exiting, he instantly crumpled to the ground then began rolling around trying to get up, I then followed up with placing two brodside shots on him with my .475 Linebaugh. We ranged the distance 3 times to be 176 yds with a Leica range finder, after the 2.5 mile hike back to camp we rolled the hide out flat on the ground & it measured 8'.5" ft nose to tail.



Dustin, Tom Buller
& Jerry Hammic
with Dustin's Grizzly

Dustin, Tom Buller
& Jerry Hammic
with Dustin's Grizzly
Dustin, Tom Buller
& Jerry Hammic
with Tom's Grizzly
Dustin & custom knife maker Jerry Halfrich

       

 

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