Score: 30 12/16
Location: Kodiak Island, Alaska
Hunter: Roy Lindsley
"The good old days of the big grizzly are right now," Spring says—at least north of the 62nd parallel, where range has expanded, overall populations are on the rise, and the number two and number three grizzly bears on the Boone and Crockett list were added in 2013 and 2009. "The Alaska Brown Bear is a different story," Spring notes. Among the top seven, the most recent harvest date is 1966, and the current world record, taken by Roy Lindsley, has stood since 1952. "Sixty-six years at the top is a very long time," Spring says, "and considering these coastal behemoths thrive on salmon, and overall salmon abundance in recent years has declined up and down the West Coast, the possibility of this category seeing a new No. 1 anytime soon seems unlikely."