With the 5th day of our hunt was coming to an end, we were starting to get concerned we may not find the bear Clark was after. We gave it one more shot that day, before heading back. As we were glassing the terrain, Louie screamed out, “I got one over on the hillside”. Mind you this hillside was about a half a mile away and I still can’t believe that he spotted this grizzly from so far away. It took me a few minutes to even find the bear. Without skipping a beat, Louie told us to finish up and get moving!
It wasn’t long before we had Clark in position to take a shot. Just as Clark got ready, the bear heard us and the beautiful blonde Grizzly stood up on its hind legs to see what was going on.
The bear then saw us and turned and ran. While it tried to run, it continued to punch through the snow, making it hard for it to travel very fast. Clark fired and nailed the bear with a well-placed shot. He took one more shot and hit the bear again but she still kept going.
Clark got re-positioned and dropped the bear with a final shot. It was a highly intense and an exciting experience that will never be forgotten. Clark ended up with a beautiful blonde sow Grizzly with dark paws. She was a gorgeous bear that we were all proud of. We all celebrated while Louie dressed the bear out and we headed back to camp.
This is by far one of the best hunts that I have ever had the pleasure of going on. From the world class ice fishing for record Grayling’s, to riding our snowmobiles along the Niukluk river, this is one hunting adventure that will go down in the record books for us. The hunting camp was second to none. The people of Nome were amazing and the country is to die for. Being in the country is surreal and really takes you away from the everyday hustle that most of us have to deal with on a daily basis. Being able to see the Northern lights every night, to eating moose, muskox and fresh grayling adds to an experience that most people will never have the opportunity partake. Council Alaskan Safaris will not disappoint, as you will find yourself with numerous opportunities to hunt the majestic and mighty Grizzly bear and an experience you will cherish for the rest of your life.