Monster Bear Killed in Alaska, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-13


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MONSTER BEAR KILLED IN ALASKA Dr. W. II. Chase of Nome. Alaska, the president of the "Farthest North Gun Club." recently bagged the largest brown bear ever brought down in Alaska. Witli a companion Chase went bear hunting and soon came upon a group of four. One big fellow was in a fine position and Chase fired. The bear went to his knees and then got up and rushed at .a tree when he failed to see his enemies. He tore down branches and raked splinters from the tree to give vent to his rage, and. when he .got this out of his system he caught sight of the hunters and made for them. Chase waited until the bear was fifteen yards from him and then fired, shooting the animal between the : eyes, killing him instantly. The bear weighed 1,800 pounds. The skin weighed 150 pounds and the head forty pounds. The skin un-stretched was thirteen feet in length and living the bear stood iour feet six inches. The face from the ears -to the tip of the nose measured twenty-eight inches and straight across eighteen inches. 1

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