Grizzly Bear Hunting Arvada CO
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Dick's Sporting Goods(720) 887-0900
31 West Flatirons Circle
Dick's Sporting Goods(303) 600-2600
Dick's Sporting Goods(720) 981-0618
8501 West Bowles Avenue
Dick's Sporting Goods(303) 755-0410
1200 S. Ironton Street
Aamco Transmissions - Arvada-Northwest(303) 431-1991
6437 Miller Street
Dick's Sporting Goods(303) 280-6153
16521 Washington Street
Denver Soccer Camp
2201 E. Asbury Ave.
Dick's Sporting Goods(720) 685-1701
2269 Prairie Center Parkway
Dick's Sporting Goods(303) 797-3360
6737 S. Vine Street
Foothills Cycling(303) 420-0815
11651 West 64th Avenue
To Hunt the Grizzled Bear
Working my way along a fast-flowing river, I glimpsed a patch of brown through the trees. Digging at something along the river's edge, there was my grizzly. As a resident hunter, I'd waited eight years before finally drawing a coveted tag in Alberta. It was early May and there were still patches of snow in low-lying shady areas. As quickly as possible I extended the legs on my bipod, lay out in a prone position and centered the crosshairs of my Leupold on his chest. At this time of year it's especially important to ensure that the bear is alone. Sows with cubs are off-limits. Everything looked good. A six-footer, he wasn't an old boar, but for a self-guided hunt and my first-ever grizzly I wasn't going to be too selective. Waiting just long enough to make sure everything was in order I gently squeezed the trigger on my 7 mm Remington Magnum. He collapsed on the spot! I'd like to say that was the end of the tale, but it just ain't so. Much to my surprise, he stood up. A second round was needed to put him down for the count!
Grizzly bear. It's a name that provokes fear, anger, admiration or sympathy. Ursus arctos horribilis - even its scientific designation has a chilling ring. The term fits with the image that grizzly lore presents us; humped back, razor sharp claws, bone crunching jaws, and rage. There are other more benign images as well - the solitary, silver ghost, ambling through alpine meadows with its lazy, pigeon-toed gait; the esteemed symbol of pristine wilderness, eulogized in newspaper articles that are unfortunately more often based on emotion than fact.
Regardless of how we perceive the grizzly, it is still one of the most sought-after game animals, a species that almost every big game hunter yearns to take.
But why? There's no denying the grizzly evokes an emotional response. Just consider the dread most of us feel at the prospect of coming face to face with one on its own turf. Most backcountry users, and yes, even most hunters take extra precautions to avoid a confrontation with the great bear. Then there are those of us who actively hunt or hope to someday hunt this amazing bear.
Grizzly Bear Facts
Over little more than a century, with intense encroachment and rapid habitat loss, not to mention over-hunting, grizzly bears h...