June 04, 2009 at 10:06am
Jason Young of Monroe, LA took this beast. The official outfitter is John's Alaska Adventures and the guide who Jason hunted with is is Erik Salitan. Jason hunted in unit 16 in western Alaska. The hunt was a ten day hunt from may 15th-25th. He killed the bear on the 16th with a model 76 Traveler Dakota 330 with a Swarovski scope. Its a take down rifle. The shot was at 355 yds in a 20 knot cross wind. That is an extremely long shot for a bear. Jason shot him with a 225 grain swift a frame bullet. When we first saw the bear we were 2 miles away. By the time we caught him we had made a ten mile stalk. We waited 2 hrs for him 2 come back out and Erik ranged him with my Zeiss binocular's with built in range finder. He determined my hold over would be 14 inches with a 12 hold to the right for the wind drift. The first shot went through both shoulders and it broke him down and it took 6 follow up shots 2 finish him. We flew into camp in a Super Cub and camped in a 2 man tent on top of a mountain. The name if the tent is a Bombshelter and it withstood 45 mile an hour winds the first night. The closest town is Iliamna Alaska. Holliday air service flew Jason in and picked up. Thanks Jason What a great bear.