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    Thanks, I worked security for the north slope at the time and we were required to stay within sight of bears if we saw one. I was in my truck at the time. He approached to about 30-40 yards. This photo is a still from a video I took.

    I saw several Polar bears up there too but never got a respectable photo of one. I saw far more of them when I flew wildlife surveys along the north coast. Polar bears make me nervous, pure carnivores!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    Thanks, I worked security for the north slope at the time and we were required to stay within sight of bears if we saw one. I was in my truck at the time. He approached to about 30-40 yards. This photo is a still from a video I took.

    I saw several Polar bears up there too but never got a respectable photo of one. I saw far more of them when I flew wildlife surveys along the north coast. Polar bears make me nervous, pure carnivores!!
    That's so cool, I've never seen a polar bear in the wild. That's something I'll probably never get to hunt, but will keep dreaming. Did you work at the pump stations on the haul road?
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    I worked at the pump stations. I lived on the Haul road for 4 years when I was assigned the Coldfoot post, as a game warden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    I worked at the pump stations. I lived on the Haul road for 4 years when I was assigned the Coldfoot post, as a game warden.
    Wow! Sounds like an awesome job, in a great place.

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    A couple of years ago when I was on a guided elk hunt in Thorofare in the Teton Wilderness next to Yellowstone NP, saw some grizzlies there. 2 sows and 2 one year old cubs came within 50 yards of my guide and me. They were absolutely beautiful....for a bear! My guide was pretty nervous about them coming so close. luckily the wind was blowing from them to us and they had no idea we were anywhere near them. Sure wouldn't want one of them pissed off at me! they make our black bears look like pussycats.

    I tried to get some pictures of them, but it was still a little dark and the one I took didn't really show much. My guide kinds freaked out when the flash went off, so I didn't try to take any more.
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    [QUOTE=AKaviator;84164]I worked at the pump stations. I lived on the Haul road for 4 years when I was assigned the Coldfoot post, as a game warden.[/QUOTE

    That's cool, I've been in that country 3-4 times now, pretty hard to beat the times I was there. I bet the winters are quite a challenge though. I'm looking forward to a chance to see more pics and hear more stories. I know one thing after 10 days packed in on the slope with only freeze dried, Buying a shower and a eating a burger and fries is a heck of a treat!(Coldfoot)
    Take care and good luck to you and your son on your hunts.

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    Neat pic! I saw 1 in Yellowstone once and 1 in northern ID that Im not sure if was a black or grizz. It was a smaller bear and Im not sure who was more surprised at out encounter, me or the bear. lol

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    They are a beautiful animal and if things go right hopefully we can actually apply for a very limited quota in Montana. I'm sure the extremists will try and prevent that though!
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    Thats a big bear, very amazing picture. Not a face I would want to meet outside of my cabin or tent though

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