Hello all. I'm putting together a trip to chase bears next May. I've used the search button a ton, read the hunt planning sticky, purchased books and now I have a few specific questions. I hope I've not repeated many asked before.
1) When would the least busy time to contact the ADFG biologist for POW island? I don't want to bother him during a busy time since its a year out before my hunt.
2) Would some of you experienced coastal bear hunters critique this hunt plan?
a.) We intend to start our hunting by cruising the shore in a skiff. If we see a mature bear, we will attempt to stalk it with the wind in our face and docking a quarter mile or so from the bear. Would we be best served hunting all like this all day, or just the dusk & dawn period?
b) If we don't see bears doing this the first 2 days, we'd then drive and hike to a clear cut area, and glass the dusk/dawn times. During mid day, we'd drive, looking for sign and stopping and calling with a fawn in distress or rabbit squealer every few miles. My thought process is, we should be able to see some sign during the mid day calling sessions that might make it worthwhile to return and glasss the next morning or evening even if nothing responds to calling.
c) As a last option, and this might not work at all especially since I've yet to read anyone else doing it, is to use a canoe to float hunt a river on the island. Would this be a waste of time?
Thats it for now. Thanks in advance for your help and time.