I'll be moving to the area in the next few weeks(military). After reading a lot of the posts here on this forum it seems that my best bet at getting back into some good hunting would be baiting for black bear. Did some deer hunting in Oregon prior to enlistment but have been overseas for the past 7 years. I'll be living in Wasilla and was wondering how far from home would I have to go in order to find a nice area to set up? I don't want your hard earned "sweet spot", just an idea of how far I need to travel in order to get started. I'm very excite about living in Alaska! Newbie from Oregon, Hello everyone, and thanks for some great info on this forum.