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Cole Kramer: Putting hunters on brown bear bowhunting records

Posted: Monday, July 8, 2019 9:00 am

KODIAK — Cole Kramer was guiding his friend Chris Cammack on a brown bear bowhunting trip on the Alaska Peninsula in the fall of 2018. It was the last hunt of the season, and for Kramer, a Kodiak-based hunting guide, it was a sigh of relief. After a full season of guiding, he was finally out with a friend and was sure the trip would be fun — no matter what bears they encountered.

On their first day in a new camp, Kramer and Cammack were glassing from a hillside when they saw a large brown bear and decided to take a closer look. The area was brushy, so it was hard to approach. They stopped 120 feet away, there was a boar and sow. The bears started to walk away; Kramer roared a challenging call at the large boar. It worked. The bear came storming down the mountain toward Kramer and Cammack.

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