Brown Bear Hunts
Offered by Joe Klutsch and Joey Klutsch
One of the premier big game species of the world, the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) can be considered the ultimate hunting experience. The largest boars can reach sizes in excess of 10 ft and weigh up to 1,200 lbs or more. The Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge is home to some of the largest brown bears in the world and supports some of the healthiest populations, due in no small part to its excellent habitat with its massive salmon runs. The drainages of my area flow into Bristol Bay, home to the largest salmon runs in the world. Old boars are highly intelligent with a sense of smell second to none and have what many hunters consider a “sixth sense” for avoiding danger. Taking one of these large male brown bears is one of the greatest challenges and accomplishments one can take on. It is by far and away number 1 on my list of hunts.