I took this 9'2" brown bear in the Chignik Lake area on the Alaska Peninsula in the fall of 1971. We killed four bears on this trip.
My 2nd Brown Bear
I took this beautiful 8'6" brown bear on Kodiak Island in the early 80's.
Brown Bear Hunt
This was the '71 hunt at Chignik Lake. We stayed in this old native cabin. Better than a tent, but no much. (R to L) Dick Roberts, myself, John Mulay and Bob Butler all Air Force guys.
Packing Out From the Sturgeon River
I have a good load with the camp and my brown bear. We were about 4 miles in and the lake was frozen so we had to make it to the Karluk River crossings for pick-up.
Steve was my 1st brown bear hunter when I worked for Rich Guthrie the fall of '83. We took this 9'5" in a swamp in the Cold Bay area.
David was another hunter I guided on for Rich Guthrie the fall of '83. This is a really nice 9' bear. (R to L) Donnie Smith, David Morris and myself. You may see David Morris on TV talking White Tail deer.
Tim Orton With His 10'2"
Tim was one of the first two hunters to hunt with AAA Alaskan Outfitters. His brown bear squared 10'2" and scored 28 5/16 B&C official. You can read about the hunt in hunting stories.
Big Fat Brown Bear
Kurt Jaeger of Liechtenstein harvested this 10' brown bear in our Cold Bay area in 1986. The skull was only 27 12/16 B&C but I couldn't get my arms around the bears neck. His front pad was 10" which would have made him a 11 footer.
One Big Bear
Partner Brent Jones, Kurt Jaeger and myself talk about the size of this monster. He was only 10' ,but had a 10" front pad.
Karl from West Germany and me with his 9'3" brown bear taken in the Cold bay area in 1986.
Roger & John Bermen with his 10'5" Brown Bear
Bear was taken in 1988 with a 28 11/16 B&C skull
John with his 10'5" brown bear on his back. Check out that paw!!
Bill and me with his 10' brown bear taken out of our Dog Salmon River camp in 1989. This was the only 10 footer that I guided on in the fall.
Matt and me with his 10'1" brown bear taken in our Cold Bay area in 1992
Matt with his 10'1" beach bear. We are grtting ready to skin.
Crossing Cold Bay
I did this many times from 1984 until 1998. Most of the time not much fun.
Dave and me with his 10'3" brown bear taken in 1994.
Tom and me with his 10' brown bear taken the spring of 2000. That was the first spring that I guided at the Dog Salmon instead of Cold Bay.
Jeremiah Simmons and I gave Brent a hand guiding on this 10'4" brownie. The picture doesn't do it justice since it is all balled up down the creek. (L to R) Brent, Jeremiah, Doug and myself as a team effort.
Brown Bear In A Boat
Brent was able to get the boat up next to shore and the bear which allow my client, Brent and me to roll the 400 to 500 pound bear into the boat. The bear was taken by Frank Sadlon. First time for everything.
Mack and me with his 9'6" brown bear that we took out of our Western Alaska area the spring of 2003. This was the largest brown bear that I guided on in our Western Alaska area.
My Son-In-Law Sagen Juliussen
Sagen and me with his 10'1" brown bear that we took on the Alaska Peninsula back in 2006. This guy was with a "Giant Bear". I guessed him to be 10'8" or so, and this bear ran him into the snow and out of the valley. Old and mean.
My Grandson Greg Rapp
Greg with his 10'1" brown bear that we took in 2008. This was Greg's graduation present.
Jeremiah Simmons Guide And Friend
Jeremiah with his 9'4" brown bear taken on the Alaska Peninsula. Jeremiah went with us on a graduation brown bear hunt for my grandson Jared. (R to L) Jeremiah, son-in-law Sagen, myself and grandson Jared.