I dug around and found some of my old pictures from my guiding day's and managed to get
then scanned in here. This is just a random selection with different size bears and
it kinda show's a fair representation of the bears we were taking, sort of across the board. Some were on the Kenai, some on the AK Pen. Size wise there is not a noticeable
different between the two areas. Actually the biggest one in here came off the Kenai, but
wasn't by much.
During the years I was guiding the only camera I ever packed was the the disposable
instamatic's. Cheap, light weight and no big lose if you got it soaked in a river or
down pour. (We didn't have digitals in them days). They took fair pictures but not
like the SLR cameras did. Some of these were taken with the instamatic and a not the
best quality. Some are pictures the hunters took with their SLR's and sent to me after
the hunt. We never deliberately attemted to use camera distortion to make an animal look bigger, but prefered to have the person on the back side,against the animal, on a broadside shot or up close to the head on a frontal shot.
There is a couple in here in the 8ft range, and a couple that are over 10ft, but most range between 9 and 10 ft.
The stance of the bear in the last pic gives a little idea about how wide through
the shoulders a 10ft plus bear actually is.
I've boxes of these, but this enough. Scanning and downloading pic's is a pain in the