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Monster Bruins of Southeast Alaska

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“Cathy has been on four other black bear hunts and has yet to pull the trigger, so before we book this I want to verify that this hunt will be different,” asked John, the head of Oncology at a renowned hospital Back East. “Well, I’d be very surprised if she didn’t at least have an opportunity at a good representative bear.” I said. On day five, I was eating those words as all we had seen was sows, cubs and small to medium sized bears. Sure, we had seen an AMAZING Humpback whale show of a cow and calf that were very interested in our boat. We had plenty of Bald Eagles …
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Col Allison’s Lucky Shirt Bear

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The Lucky Shirt Bear, written by Col Allison for Sporting Shooter Magazine www.sportingshootermag.com.au Slightly edited for content by Trina on 06.18.2012, photos added 06.25.2012 Black bears are easy game as a rule, but trying to shoot a world-class trophy in the wilds of Southeast Alaska tested COL ALLISON’S mettle to the limit. I WAS HANGING on for grim death in the heaving bow of a four-metre rubber ducky in a 1.8-metre swell in Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage, navigating around some of the wildest coastline in the world. Chopped to foam by 35-knot winds, the waves lifted the …
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The Wyoming Gunslingers

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  Trina grabbed burly Justin by the shoulder and quickly jerked him to the ground then whispered “There’s a bear at 40 yards!” in answer to Justin’s puzzled “why and HOW did she do that” look. Both of them were checking out the abandoned buildings just moments earlier and here was a stud bruin feeding on grass in the front ‘lawn’.  The knee high grass prohibited a good shooting position so Justin snuck over to the fire hydrant in the front ‘lawn’ that had been installed decades ago to protect the cluster of buildings. Trina watched as Justin pole-axed the big …
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