Firebird Bags Brown Bear

Firebird pilot Nolan Bailey and Kodiak brown bear taken on Kodiak Island in the spring of 1966. The rifle is a Browning Safari grade in .338 Winchester caliber. The hunt was conducted from a rented fishing boat named "The Stork." When a legal bear was sighted using binoculars, the boat's skiff was used to transport hunters to the shore. After this hunt, a real appreciation was gained for the lyrics of an old song, "And, the Bear Went Over the Mountain."

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