2018 has been the year of new world records. We have already seen a new world record whitetail, mule deer, and northern pike. But unbeknownst to a lot of people we also have a new Pope and Young world record Alaskan brown bear.
This past September the Pope and Young Club convened a special board to score Chris Cammack’s enormous bear. He killed the bear earlier this spring on the Alaskan peninsula.
The panel scored the skull and deterimied that the original score of 29 4/16″ was accurate. It barely surpassed Jack Brittingham’s 2004 bear by 1/16 of an inch.
“Chris is a very excited and humble man,” stated Ed Fanchin, Records Chair for the Pope and Young Club. “Chris’s bear skull will be at the Pope and Young convention and I recommend that everyone come see this fantastic bear in Omaha, Nebraska April 10th – 13th, 2019. It was a pleasure to be a part of the recent Pope and Young Club Special Panel of Judges who measured Chris Cammack’s giant Alaskan Brown bear. The Clubs process of recognizing potential Pope and Young World Records has been working out very well. Congratulations to Chris and the Alaskan Department of Game and Fish for doing outstanding conservation work.”
“It is still so surreal to me, the thought that I would have ever had the opportunity to hunt an Alaskan Brown bear with my bow, let alone honored enough to harvest the new P&Y World Record,” said Chris Cammack. “Thank you to everyone that helped make this dream a reality.”
That is one huge bear. Congratulations on the kill and the subsequent world record