Ruby Range Fishing Lodge

Put your fishing gear and camera to the test at Ruby Range Wilderness & Fishing Lodge.

Ridge Lake Trapline

Cross to the wild side and come live a Yukon winter experience at Ridge Lake, our remote fly-in trapline.

Grizzly Hunting with Dunedin River Outfitters

Spring Hunt (Year - 2011)

Grizzly Bear: May 1 to June 15   10 days ................. can. $ 8,500
  September 1 to
  September 30
10 days ................. can. $ 8,500
(If a hunt is successful, please add on an extra $3,000 to cover trophy fee.)

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Details on the Grizzly Bear

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) is a subspecies of the brown bear (Ursus arctos), which normally lives in the highlands of western North America. This subspecies is believed to descend from the Ussuri brown bear which crossed from Alaska to Eastern Russia, 100,000 years ago, but not to move south to around 13,000 years ago.

Grizzlies are solitary animals usually active, but in coastal areas of the grizzly comes together along streams, lakes, rivers and ponds in the spawning salmon. Every two years, females (sows) produce one to four young (usually two) which are small and weighs only 500 grams (one pound). A sow is protective of their offspring and will attack if she thinks that she or her cubs are in danger.

Brown bears are the second largest carnivore in North America on Earth after the polar bear. The size and weight will be different depending where the bear is located geographically. Interior bears, particularly in the area of the Yukon can be as little as 135 kilograms (300 pounds) for adult males. The largest populations are in coastal areas where the weights to 550 kg (1200 lb). Stocks in Katmai National Park and the Alaska Peninsula, or just approach to 680 kg (1500 lbs crossing.) Females are on an average about 38% smaller then their male counterparts, approximately 115-160 kilograms (250-350 pounds). An example of sexual dimorphism. Average, grizzly bears are approximately 1 meter (3.3 meters) in the shoulder when on all fours and 2 meters (6.6 meters) on his hind legs, but males are usually 2.4 meters (7.9 feet ) or more in subsequent legs. On average, the Grizzlies of the Yukon River area 20% smaller than the typical Grizzlies. The grizzly bear is classified as a subspecies of the brown bear. Before, taxonomists belieived brown and grizzly bears to be separate distinct species. The term "brown bear" is often used to refer to the members of this subspecies is found in coastal areas where salmon is the main source of food, but in fact these are just the coastal brown bears in the current taxonomic classification. Continental bears and habitat found in the north are often called "Grizzlies." Brown bears on Kodiak Island (refers to Kodiak bears) are classified as a subspecies distinct from that of the mainland, because they are genetically and physically isolated. The shape of their skulls differ even slightly.

"Grizzly" pertains to the "grizzled" or gray hairs in the fur. When naturalist George Ord formally named the bear in 1815, he took the meaning of the word as grisly which explains the Latin name "horribilis".