By Tim Jones, Managing EditorEditor's Note: In our January, 2013 cover story (Article 3015 in our online database) on grizzly bears, correspondent Michael Bodenchuk mined our database for grizzly bear hunts and came to the indisputable conclusion that hunters who focus on grizzly as their primary species on a hunt are significantly more likely to succeed than those who relegate a bear to a target of opportunity while primarily seeking other game. With that in mind we'd like to share five recently received subscriber reports on grizzly bear hunts.
In Report 9189 subscriber Brian Martin gives Wrangell Outfitters
(724-427-5350) of Delta Junction, Alaska
, top marks across the board for a late-September, 2012 hunt. He hunted by horseback on Wrangell Outfitters' 500-plus-square-mile concession in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve.
Martin's was a combo hunt, and he reports taking a 53-inch moose after taking a six-and-a-half-foot grizzly (which, according to Wrangell's website, is the average size for their bear trophies). "I had harvested a nine-year-old Dall ram with Wrangell Outfitters in 2011 and went back for moose and bear," says Martin. "We saw a pack of eight wolves prior to doing a hands-and-knees stalk for the moose. The stalk for the grizzly was heart-stopping, up close and personal.....