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Giant Alaskan Brown Bear is the World Record for Bowhunting

Chris Cammack set the brown bear world record by a margin of 1/16 of an inch.

The Alaskan brown bear is one formidable adversary. Because it's so massive in size and unpredictable in behavior, those who choose to stalk this giant with a bow know the frightening risks involved.

For Chris Cammack, putting life and limb on the line this past May on the Alaskan Peninsula came with a massive reward—the new world record.

Cammack's brusier boar was officially scored on Sept. 24 and measured 29 1/4 inches, taking the title by a scant margin of 1/16 of an inch. The previous world record, a bear taken in 2004 at Lake Iliamna, Alaska, by Jack Brittingham scored 29 3/16 inches.

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"It is still so surreal to me, the thought that I would have ever had the opportunity to hunt an Alaskan brown bear with my bow, let alone (be) honored enough to harvest the new P&Y World Record," said Cammack in a Pope and Young Club news release.

"Thank you to everyone that helped make this dream a reality," he added. "Special thanks to my friend and guide Cole Kramer, and especially my wife, Felicia for supporting me and allowing me to chase my dreams. Usually, Felicia is right beside me with her bow in hand, but this trip she stayed home and took care of our baby girl, Davoni. Coming home to them is a true blessing. Getting to spend two weeks with my friends in the bush of Alaska was the greatest adventure of my life, harvesting a new World Record brown bear was a bonus."

The bear skull was on display at the Pope and Young convention in Omaha, Nebraska April 10-13, 2019.

Note: This post was originally published in October, 2018.

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