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New World Record P&Y Brown Bear
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Contributors to this thread:
cnelk 13-Oct-18
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cnelk 13-Oct-18
drycreek 13-Oct-18
woodguy65 13-Oct-18
WV Mountaineer 13-Oct-18
sitO 13-Oct-18
Grunter 13-Oct-18
Bou'bound 13-Oct-18
cnelk 13-Oct-18
MK111 13-Oct-18
Jaquomo 13-Oct-18
Ucsdryder 13-Oct-18
Buffalo1 13-Oct-18
Charlie Rehor 13-Oct-18
buckhammer 13-Oct-18
carcus 13-Oct-18
TD 13-Oct-18
Grunter 13-Oct-18
BOWUNTR 13-Oct-18
t-roy 13-Oct-18
Ace 13-Oct-18
RogBow 13-Oct-18
woodguy65 13-Oct-18
PushCoArcher 13-Oct-18
PushCoArcher 13-Oct-18
stick n string 13-Oct-18
Huntcell 13-Oct-18
Medicinemann 13-Oct-18
Franklin 13-Oct-18
Medicinemann 13-Oct-18
StickFlicker 13-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 13-Oct-18
Nick Muche 13-Oct-18
HeadHunter® 14-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 14-Oct-18
rattling_junkie 14-Oct-18
Bou'bound 14-Oct-18
TEmbry 14-Oct-18
Bowfreak 14-Oct-18
Charlie Rehor 14-Oct-18
Pete In Fairbanks 14-Oct-18
cnelk 14-Oct-18
rattling_junkie 14-Oct-18
kscowboy 14-Oct-18
Bowboy 14-Oct-18
Bigpizzaman 14-Oct-18
JTV 14-Oct-18
Bou'bound 14-Oct-18
Backpack Hunter 14-Oct-18
orionsbrother 14-Oct-18
TXHunter 14-Oct-18
Zbone 14-Oct-18
APauls 15-Oct-18
SBH 15-Oct-18
cnelk 15-Oct-18
bohuntr 15-Oct-18
Kodiak 15-Oct-18
Boreal 15-Oct-18
midwest 15-Oct-18
TrapperKayak 15-Oct-18
rattling_junkie 15-Oct-18
Medicinemann 16-Oct-18
Nick Muche 16-Oct-18
redneck hunter 16-Oct-18
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Zbone 16-Oct-18
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Shrewski 16-Oct-18
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Charlie Rehor 20-Oct-18
Bou'bound 20-Oct-18
From: cnelk
13-Oct-18

cnelk's Link
Pope & Young names new World Record Brown Bear - See link

Whats really cool is my buddy is whitening the skull and I got to hold it a couple weeks ago.

It is effin HUGE!

And yes... that's his pecker zip-tied to the skull :)

From: cnelk
13-Oct-18
Here it is next to an 'average' black bear skull

From: cnelk
13-Oct-18
Another pic

From: drycreek
13-Oct-18
What a noggin ! (although the pecker won't make P&Y) :-) I wonder how old that sucker was ?

From: woodguy65
13-Oct-18
GOOD LORD!!!!!!!!!

13-Oct-18
That's a big'un.

From: sitO
13-Oct-18
Congrats to the hunter, sounds like a good guy!

From: Grunter
13-Oct-18
Wow big skull. What's the reason to keep the pecker?

From: Bou'bound
13-Oct-18
It’s amazing how big a world record really is

From: cnelk
13-Oct-18
"What's the reason to keep the pecker?"

Toothpick

From: MK111
13-Oct-18
Huge bear. Why keep the pecker? Still got yours?

From: Jaquomo
13-Oct-18
Pecker Swizzle stick.

Yeah, its giant. When I first saw and held the skull it seemed way too big to be from a bear.

From: Ucsdryder
13-Oct-18
It looks like a damn fossil.

From: Buffalo1
13-Oct-18
Huge skull. Congrats to the hunter.

13-Oct-18
Beat the old world record by 1/16th if an inch!

See you all at the Bowsite “Meet & Greet”!

From: buckhammer
13-Oct-18
He kept the pecker to tickle his fancy

From: carcus
13-Oct-18
Old for sure, that black bear skull looks smaller than average

From: TD
13-Oct-18
Looks like a T-rex....... must have been old, some pretty worn teeth....some serious jaw structure there.

"Old for sure, that black bear skull looks smaller than average", well yeah.....but you should have seen his...... awww never mind.... some of this is too easy when it's teed up.....

From: Grunter
13-Oct-18
So for the record...whoever uses it as a toothpick or swizzlestick....has a penis in his mouth?! LoL Ummm no thanks

From: BOWUNTR
13-Oct-18
Whopper... Couldn't be happier for Chris. Ed F

From: t-roy
13-Oct-18
Any pics of the actual bear?

From: Ace
13-Oct-18

Ace's embedded Photo
Ace's embedded Photo

From: RogBow
13-Oct-18
Bearzilla

From: woodguy65
13-Oct-18
Love to hear the story, congrats to the hunter.

From: PushCoArcher
13-Oct-18
Amazing animal. That seems like a awkward position for a photo just a face full of bear ass.

From: PushCoArcher
13-Oct-18
Double post

13-Oct-18
Looks like the skull of a predator monster. That that makes me think of Harry Carey....

From: Huntcell
13-Oct-18
Trying not to long arm it by not sitting on the rear end. Seems like a natural photo to me as I prefer seeing that view going away rather that the opposite coming towards me.

From: Medicinemann
13-Oct-18
I thought that P&Y measurements were to the nearest 1/8th of an inch? Is it different for predator skulls?

From: Franklin
13-Oct-18
Who takes a pic of a bear like that....got any GOOD pics.

From: Medicinemann
13-Oct-18

From: StickFlicker
13-Oct-18
All skulls are to the nearest 16th of an inch.

13-Oct-18
Impressive

From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-18
Congrats to Cole and the hunter, well done!

From: HeadHunter®
14-Oct-18
by the time for Panel Score it may be less ... No? .... 1/16th" sure is 'scary' ..... but it is a Monster Bear & Congrats to the bow hunter and I know some great memories were made on that hunt!

14-Oct-18
It's already been panel scored.

14-Oct-18
So, the bear is huge, obviously. BUT, first the pic of the black bear skull and the record skull is a bit misleading. It needed to be a head on shot, not putting the huge skull in the foreground of the picture to make it look even bigger. Second, the trophy pic is a good ass shot, if you are into those pics. Lastly, never could understand the fascination with the swizzle stick.

From: Bou'bound
14-Oct-18
Yes jake apparently so of if needed to break a tie i guess

From: TEmbry
14-Oct-18
It’s a world record bear. Biggest noggin ever killed by a bow. They don’t have to play tricks to make it big. Anyone who’s been around a big bear on the ground knows they can be difficult to move/position for photos. One this big would be damn near impossible.

Awesome bear, congrats to the hunter!

From: Bowfreak
14-Oct-18
It is an awesome bear! Congrats to the hunter. Does anyone know his name?

14-Oct-18

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Ties are ties! World Record NT Coues Deer was just tied!

Bowfreak: Here is a copy of the email sent to P&Y Club Members.

14-Oct-18
I just really hate it when someone zip-ties my pecker to my skull.....!

And for you nay-sayers out there, after a few years of bear hunting, I have a tin with somewhere on the order of 4 or 5 dozen bear baculae in it. We use them as swizzle sticks. You just cannot buy the entertainment it provides when someone asks (WHILE stirring their drink...) "What is this anyway?"

Pete

From: cnelk
14-Oct-18
Pete - I agree.

Back in the day, I had bear, coyote, fisher and fox pecker sticks in my hat.

The look on people's face is priceless when they ask what they are.

Also, maybe later in the week I'll go take some more pics of the skull. Positioned next to other grizz and black bear so the 'naysayers' can really see the size of the skulls in perspective.

14-Oct-18
cnelk, it's not that we are naysayers. We all know a world record is massive, in fact the biggest ever, but when taking a picture to make it look even bigger is misleading. I don't think you did this intentionally. No one is denying how great of a bear it is. I agree that it looks like a fossil, unbelievably cool.

As for the trophy picture, a bear does not make the record book based on body size, but skull size. So, why not show off the head instead of the rear pads and tail? It looks like there is enough options for some good head shots of the bear, and maybe there is, but just not shared?

From: kscowboy
14-Oct-18

kscowboy's embedded Photo
kscowboy's embedded Photo
Now that this is out, I guess it’s okay to post. Chris is a great guy and a great taxidermist. He does all our international trophies now at Brush Country Studios. His real talent is building and designing trophy rooms. Cole is a great dude and guide. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know both these guys over the years and if anyone was wanting to do Kodiak for bear, goats, or blacktail, Cole is a great option.

The other gentleman with them is our favorite Australian turned Canadian, Daniel. He guides for Dustin Roe at Backcountry BC and Beyond. All the guys in the pic are real up-and-comers in the industry and I expect to see more great things from them in the future.

From: Bowboy
14-Oct-18
That's a beast of a bear!

From: Bigpizzaman
14-Oct-18
Wow Amazing but I’d hate to be the one packing that wet hide out??!

From: JTV
14-Oct-18
Congrats... that IS one heck of a bear ...

From: Bou'bound
14-Oct-18
No you wouldn’t Tim.

14-Oct-18
Congrats to the hunter! I don't see any of the pics of the skull that other posters have mentioned?

14-Oct-18
Congrats to the hunter and guide! What a monster!

From: TXHunter
14-Oct-18
Wow, congratulations!!

And, uhh, a man takes a new world record brown bear with a bow and some want to gritch about the photos? Geez Louise.....

From: Zbone
14-Oct-18
Am I missing something here,,, don't see photo of baggies, skulls, zip ties and peckers...

Congrats to hunter...

From: APauls
15-Oct-18
^^^^Thought I was the only one. looks like a giant bear regardless but I don't see any skull photos or peckers, etc.

From: SBH
15-Oct-18
That pic really puts it in perspective. What a giant.

From: cnelk
15-Oct-18
I removed them

From: bohuntr
15-Oct-18
It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

From: Kodiak
15-Oct-18
Wow that pic with the hide is incredible. Massive beast.

From: Boreal
15-Oct-18
Damn!!! Big congrats!

From: midwest
15-Oct-18
LOL @ the guys bitchin' about the pics! smh...

From: TrapperKayak
15-Oct-18
Egads! Prehistoric beast... Anyone remember the kids book "Mr. Bear, Squash You All Flat"??? That is what this thing reminds me of. Nightmare material when camping out in that country. Good shooting, shooter must have nads 'o steel.

15-Oct-18
Some Sensitive Sallies here :) Great bear!

From: Medicinemann
16-Oct-18
What a bear!!

From: Nick Muche
16-Oct-18
How does one skin a bear to get the square bottom look like that? I think I know but I'm afraid to try.

16-Oct-18
I don't know either Nick. Scott Mileur says it's a " trick way" to lengthen the square of the hide. If you look, I think you'll see the actual tail and anus are nearly 2 feet higher up on bears cut that way. Regardless, a monster bear any way you skin it!!!!

16-Oct-18
Glad to see Daniel from Backcountry BC and Beyond in on this hunt, he helped Dustin on my mountain goat hunt in ‘16 and was an absolute blast to have in camp. Always talked about how he loved guiding bear hunters.

From: Nick Muche
16-Oct-18
I've read about the technique in one of the P&T brown bear books. I'll say it certainly looks nicer than how the other way looks. I'm sure the respectable guides still only measure the hide to the tail although it could gain a few feet in some cases if measured to the bottom.

From: Zbone
16-Oct-18
Hey Nick, have a link to instructions on how to skin a bear square?... Thanks...

16-Oct-18
Nick,

Stop over to the house (pick up your spare copy of the Ethic...) and I will show you a diagram on how to make the opening cuts to square the bottom of the hide!

Pete

From: Shrewski
16-Oct-18
Nick and Pete,

Could you post the pic? I’d like to do my next bear rug like that and if I ever am able to get a Brown Bear I would like to do that. Looks sharp.

From: PBNJ
19-Oct-18
a monster!

From: Redheadtwo
20-Oct-18
What was the yardage he shot this monster from? Bow model,poundage,let-off,arrow,broadhead? Just wondering...

20-Oct-18

altitude sick's embedded Photo
altitude sick's embedded Photo

From: BOWUNTR
20-Oct-18
Come to the P&Y Convention and see the video of the shot... pucker factor 11... Ed F

20-Oct-18
I always feel bad for the guy who’s now number 2.

From: Bou'bound
20-Oct-18
He’ll be fine Charlie. He had his moment in the sun.

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