The grizzly bear is the same species of bear as the brown bear, but the name grizzly is taken from it’s “grizzled” fur – gray hairs mixed into the brown. They’ve also been called “silvertip bears.”
Above the Arctic Circle where we hunt the Grizzly’s – an adult male Alaska grizzly bear can get up to 1500 pounds and stand 8-10 feet tall. They are considerably smaller than the brown bear that are hunted in lower Alaska, but still provide that “fear factor” when you see one in the field and remain a sought after trophy for many of our hunters.
The brown bear and the grizzly bear are considered to be the same bear by scientists and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
An adult male Alaska brown bear can get up to 1500 pounds and stand 8-12 feet tall. The Alaska brown bear hunting license is good for either type of bear. This Alaska Brown Bear to the left was taken in the Spring season ou of Cold Bay, AK and was measured out at approximately 11’2″ – imagine the adrenaline rush you have when you meet up with this guy in the willows!!
An adult male black bear can stand 6-7 feet tall on it’s hind legs and weigh in at 500-700 pounds. As we said, “small” is a relative term.
Many hunters consider the meat from a black bear to be better tasting than that of the brown or grizzly bear.
What could be more adrenaline pumping than facing down a 10 foot tall Alaska grizzly bear in the wilds of Alaska? We’ve got more types of bear than anyplace else on earth and you can most of them. We’ve got pictures that prove just how big these giants get up here.