Monstrous Alaska Bear Bagged, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-31


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MONSTROUS ALASKA BEAR BAGGED Dr. W. H. Chase of Nome, Alaska, killed the record Ixar in the Northwest the day before Christmas. Early in the days hunting about 00 miles north of Nome, Chase and a companion came upon ft group of four bears. One big liear was in a fine position and Chase fired, breaking four ribs and tearing away a lnng. The bear went to his knees, got up and rushed a tree when he failed to see his enemies. He tore down brandies and raked splinters from the tree to give vent to his rage. As he got this out of his system he caught sight of the hunters and made for them. Chase waited until the bear was within fifteen yards and then fired, shooting the animal between tiie eyes, killing him instantly. The bear fell between a tree and a huge lioulder and It took two days to cut him out so that the skin could be removed. The bear weighed 1,800 ponndsi- The skin weighed 150 pounds and the head 40 pounds. The skin unstretclied was over 13 feet in length, and living the lear stood 4 feet 0 inches. The face from the ears to the tip of the nose measured 28 inches and straight across IS inches.

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