2nd Largest Grizzly Bear In Montana

2nd Largest Grizzly Bear In Montana

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    I don't think I'd want to meet the first place bruin!

    GREAT FALLS - State bear managers seeking to capture and collar female grizzly bears as part of a population count recently trapped a 7-foot-6-inch male grizzly that weighed 750 pounds after a winter of hibernation.

    Mike Madel, bear management specialist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said it took two scales and a hydraulic crane to weigh the 8-year-old bruin - which had 3 1/2-inch claws and a neck circumference of 4 feet.

    “This bear was just a beautiful bear,” Madel said.


    Madel said the big male with the bronze head, golden back and dark chocolate legs could weigh as much as 900 pounds by fall.

    “This is really a large male,” he said. In fact, it is the second-largest male grizzly ever recorded in the northern Rockies, Madel said.

    Madel captured the bear he dubbed “Big Daddy” on May 24. He was trying to capture female grizzlies near Choteau to fit them with radio collars to track their movements and whether they have cubs.

    “We actually were trying to avoid males,” Madel said.

    But he decided to put a radio collar on the bear to track its range.

    Madel said he didn't know the big bear even existed.

    “Here's a bear that's down on the Front, and he's accustomed to moving in and around human activity, and he's never caused a conflict before,” Madel said.

    The average-sized male grizzly along the Rocky Mountain Front is 600 pounds, while females are around 300 to 325 pounds.

    Madel, who has been managing bears on the Front for 24 years, wonders if the bear he trapped this spring was sired by the largest male grizzly ever recorded in the northern Rockies: an 8-foot, 800-plus pound bruin trapped in 2003 in the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area northwest of Choteau.

    “This bear,” he said, “looked very much like that bear.”

    Madel collected hair from the 2003 bear, but an Idaho lab lost the samples, making it impossible to know if they're related.

    Madel said the younger bear captured this spring hasn't reached its full size.

    “He's got some growing to do,” Madel said.




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    Oh my God! You see the size of that paw?????

    Are you sure the the S&W 500 or a Ruger Alaskan would stop that animal?
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    That is one HUGE Teddy Bear. Wouldn't want to run into him in the woods.
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    Looks pretty cuddly to me. Maybe I'll put some honey on my kids hand and try to get him to lick it off....

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    maybe another year then he would have been a trophy he isnt quite ready yet.... whats the purpose in wearing latex gloves????
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerman2003 View Post
    whats the purpose in wearing latex gloves????
    Animals can carry diseases too. As well as ticks, fleas ect.

    Thats a big bear alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Animals can carry diseases too. As well as ticks, fleas ect.

    Thats a big bear alright.
    so do they wear them the whole hunt or just for dressing?? I have honestly never seen anyone wear them
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    Can you imagine something like that coming at you at the speed of a quarter horse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerman2003 View Post
    so do they wear them the whole hunt or just for dressing?? I have honestly never seen anyone wear them
    This wasnt a hunt, they trap and release the bears after they fit with radio collars etc. I'm sure part of the routine would be to get blood and other samples for scientific purposes before the bear wakes and is sent on his way.
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    Maybe he didnt want to leave his scent on that bear.

    That bear might not like the fact that that guy was messing with him while he was asleep and when it when he wakes up he may decide to track him down and discuss it....
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    But - he looks so peaceful

    That size and weight - mixed in with some attitude could be a nasty thing to meet on the trails. Impressive!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    This wasnt a hunt, they trap and release the bears after they fit with radio collars etc. I'm sure part of the routine would be to get blood and other samples for scientific purposes before the bear wakes and is sent on his way.
    They better get the blood sample before he wakes up. If he were awake it would make giving a cat his first insulin shot a walk in the park.
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    The gloves also prevent transmission from the human to the bear. We pack some pretty gross diseases & parasites as well!

    What AMAZES me...is that is the SECOND biggest Grizzly Bear in Montana! "You should see my BIG BROTHER"
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    Glad it wasn't a hunt. I love to hunt, but hate to see a dead bear. Deer ok... no problem. I guess it's because their so majestic.

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