Large Grizzly Bear Fishing
A large brown bear earns itself a tasty meal after fishing in the McNeil River, which drains into the Cook Inlet in Alaska's southwest. The McNeil is the prime habitat of numerous animals, but is most famous for its salmon and brown bears.
The Alaska State legislature designated the McNeil River area as a wildlife sanctuary in 1967 to protect the world's largest concentration of wild brown bears. Although all five species of Pacific salmon are present in the sanctuary, it is the calico-colored chum (or dog salmon) that primarily attracts bears to McNeil River in early July through mid-August.
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