Biggest Bears in the World

Alaska Brown Bear
Alaska is home to more than 98 percent of the United States' brown bear population and more than 70 percent of North America's brown bear population. The Alaskan brown bear can weigh up to 1,400 pounds, with costal bears growing the largest. They rival polar bears as the largest bear species on the continent. Member Name: Will Gay
Score: 30 10/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle Click here to join SCI
Alaska Brown Bear
Member Name: Jan Erik Blom
Score: 30 8/16
Overall Rank: 4
Method: Rifle
Alaska Brown Bear
Member Name: John Smoll
Score: 30 6/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Rifle
Alaska Brown Bear
Member Name: Randy J. Cain
Score: 30 5/16
Overall Rank: 6
Method: Rifle
Species: Alaska Brown Bear
Member Name: Francisco Minieri
Score: 30 4/16
Overall Rank: 7
Method: Rifle
Alaska Brown Bear
Member Name: James Gabrick
Score: 29
Overall Rank: 26
Method Bow & Arrow
Barren Ground Grizzly
These bears are generally smaller than the costal bears in Alaska and are found primarily on the mainland of the Northwest Territories. They live north of the tree line on the northern limit of the brown bear range in North America. Member Name: John Gallimore
Score: 25 4/16
Overall Rank: 1
Method: Rifle
Barren Ground Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Stanley Wilczek
Score: 23 11/16
Overall Rank: 8
Method: Rifle
Barren Ground Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Fred Williams
Score: 23 4/16
Overall Rank: 12
Method: Rifle
Barren Ground Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Jim Mierzwiak
Score: 23 4/16
Overall Rank: 12
Method: Rifle
Barren Ground Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Michael Deschamps
Score: 23 5/16
Overall Rank: 11
Method: Bow & Arrow
Costal Black Bear
These bears are technically the same species as the American black bear but are differentiated in the SCI record books for their location along the Pacific Coast Species: Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Peter D. Rowe
Score: 22 1/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle
Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Jeff Murtaugh
Score: 21 13/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Rifle
Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Ian K. Chase-Dunn
Score: 21 13/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Rifle
Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Robert A. Ballin
Score: 21 12/16
Overall Rank: 6
Method: Rifle
Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Wesley S. Brown
Score: 21 9/16
Overall Rank: 8
Method: Rifle
Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Rob Gothier
Score: 21 5/16
Overall Rank: 10
Method: Rifle
Coastal (Pacific) Black Bear
Member Name: Dyrk Eddie
Score: 22 2/16
Overall Rank: 2
Method: Bow & Arrow
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Gerry Sartin
Score: 28 3/16
Overall Rank: 1
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Kevin Rayner
Score: 27 15/16
Overall Rank: 2
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Chris Sawyer
Score: 27 12/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Herman Storey
Score: 27 7/16
Overall Rank: 6
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Eric Sellas
Score: 27 6/16
Overall Rank: 7
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Ted Kurdziel Jr.
Score: 27 3/16
Overall Rank: 8
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
Member Name: Roger D. Hooten
Score: 26 15/16
Overall Rank: 11
Method: Rifle
Common Grizzly Bear
The grizzly's range runs from the northwest corner of Wyoming all the way up to Alaska. They were once found in most of western North America including northern Mexico. These bears can grow eight feet long and weigh more than 750 pounds. Member Name: Rod Debias
Score: 27 8/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Bow & Arrow
Inland Black Bear
Formally known as the American Black Bear, this is the most common bear in the United States. It's global population is higher than any other bear species in the world. Adult male black bears typically weigh between 125 and 550 pounds. Member Name: Clay Campbell
Score: 22 8/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Rifle
Continental (Inland) Black Bear
Member Name: Rusty Henderson
Score: 22 4/16
Overall Rank: 6
Method: Rifle
Continental (Inland) Black Bear
Member Name: Mark L. Wilson
Score: 22
Overall Rank: 8
Method: Rifle
Continental (Inland) Black Bear
Member Name: William Ecker
Score: 21 15/16
Overall Rank: 9
Method: Rifle
Continental (Inland) Black Bear
Member Name: Jerry LaBarba
Score: 21 13/16
Overall Rank 11
Method: Rifle
Amur Brown Bear
This bear is similar to North America's grizzly. It is one of five subspecies of brown bears found in Russia. It's called a brown bear even though it's fur is mostly black in color. Member Name: Klaus Kuehn
Score: 24 14/16
Overall Rank: 1
Method: Rifle
Amur Brown Bear
Member Name: Miguel A. Cagnasso
Score: 22 6/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle
Asian Black Bear
Also known as the moon bear, this bruin lives in much of Asian including Korea, China, Russia and parts of Japan. The bears are mostly herbivores, but they have been known to attack humans. These bears are known to walk and stand upright. They have been seen walking on their back two legs for up to a quarter mile. They're slightly smaller than American black bears. Member Name: Mikhail Malashenko
Score: 21 3/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle
Asian Black Bear
Member Name: Vladimir Gubarev
Score: 20 11/16
Overall Rank: 4
Method: Rifle
Asian Black Bear
Member Name: Konstantin Popov
Score: 19 4/16
Overall Rank: 9
Method: Rifle
Kamchatka Brown Bear
This massive bear is the largest bear species in Eurasia and can weigh up to 1,400 pounds. It's very similar to the Alaskan Grizzly and is only found in an isolated region of eastern Siberia. Member Name: Andrey Feoktistov
Score: 30 9/16
Overall Rank: 1
Method: Rifle
Kamchatka Brown Bear
Member Name: Michael A. Egger
Score: 29 8/16
Overall Rank: 2
Method: Rifle
Kamchatka Brown Bear
Member Name: Warren K. Parker
Score: 28 14/16
Overall Rank: 4
Method: Rifle
Kamchatka Brown Bear
Member Name: Al Kuntz
Score: 28 13/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Rifle
Kamchatka Brown Bear
Member Name: Scott Doxey
Score: 27 13/16
Overall Rank: 16
Method: Muzzleloader
Siberian Brown Bear
These bears are a subspecies of brown bear found in eastern Siberia. They are about the size of Eurasian brown bears, but are known for being bolder and more carnivorous. Member Name: Miazzo Paolo
Score: 26 13/16
Overall Rank: 1
Method: Rifle
Siberian Brown Bear
Member Name: Brad Spencer
Score: 25 11/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle
Siberian Brown Bear
Member Name: Rudolf Sand
Score: 24 14/16
Overall Rank: 5
Method: Rifle
Siberian Brown Bear
Member Name: Christopher J. Geib
Score: 24 7/16
Overall Rank: 7
Method: Rifle
Siberian Brown Bear
Member Name: Luciano Ponzetto
Score: 24 1/16
Overall Rank: 9
Method: Rifle
Eurasian Brown Bear
These bears weigh between 300-550 pounds and are found across Northern Eurasia. Until 500 A.D. brown bears could be found in modern day Britain. Member Name: Thomas J. Hammond
Score: 21 9/16
Overall Rank: 2
Method: Rifle
Eurasian Brown Bear
Member Name: Donald F. Robillard Jr.
Score: 26 10/16
Overall Rank: 2
Method: Rifle
Eurasian Brown Bear
Member Name: Kenneth E. Behring
Score: 26 3/16
Overall Rank: 3
Method: Rifle
Eurasian Brown Bear
Member Name: Lester J. Grant
Score: 25 12/16
Overall Rank: 5
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With spring bear season around the corner it's time took look at the world-record bruins from the Safari Club International archives.