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This Close-Range Brown Bear Hunt Will Get Your Blood Pumping

world record Alaskan Brown Bear

This amazing archery hunt for Alaskan brown bear gets up close and personal, ending with a 5-yard shot.

Hunting Alaskan brown bear with a bow always has the potential to be an intense and exciting experience and things can go wrong in a hurry if you screw up your shot placement on a bear that size at close range. For this reason, it's extremely important to make a good on the bear without it knowing you were there.

Watch as Gus Congemi tries his hand at doing just that in this video of his hunt near Ugashik Lake in Alaska. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Nice shot Gus! Seeing that other bear stand up on his hind legs like that must have been quite a sight as well!

With a skull measuring 29 6/16" using the SCI system and 29" using the Pope & Young system, that massive bruin he ended up taking is currently the biggest Alaska brown bear taken with a bow in the Safari Club International record book as well as the #2 bear in the Pope & Young record book.

Like what you see here? You can read more great articles by John McAdams on his hunting blog. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigGameHunt or check out one of his Alberta bear hunts


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This Close-Range Brown Bear Hunt Will Get Your Blood Pumping