Amazing: Watch Grizzly Bear Cubs Hitch Ride on Mom's Back
June 20, 2017
Watch theseÂ grizzly bear cubs grab a ride across the waterÂ on the Agulowak River in southwest Alaska.
Video by Dave Roseman
It's a fact in Alaska that a salmon fishing trip might also include a bear sighting, especially this time of year, when bears are emerging from hibernation.
But a Father's Day sighting of a mother bear and her two cubsÂ on the Agulowak River in southwest AlaskaÂ near Bristol Bay was simply amazing.
During a fishing trip for king salmon that included Outdoors Sportsman Group's Steve Smith, the bears — with the cubs clinging to the back of the mother — were spottedÂ by lodge General Manager Dave Roseman swimming toward shoreÂ in front of the GCI Agulowak RetreatÂ lodge located nearÂ Dillingham, AK.
Roseman quickly pulled out a camera to capture the video above and then shared it with us. (Thanks Dave!)
Smith was representing OSG, the parent company of Game & Fish, on the trip that included sponsors ofÂ General Communications, Inc.'s GCI Academic Decathlon, an effort to provide native Alaskans scholarships to colleges. GCI hosts a group of sponsors at the lodge every year.
According to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, the state is home to around 32,000 brown bears (or grizzlies), and human sightings are very common.
Hunters in Alaska harvest around 1,500 grizzlies per year, the agency said.