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    Smile Kodiak Spring Brown Bear Hunt Gerar List ??

    OK I will be heading to Kodiak around the last week of April for my upcoming Bear hunt in Sharatin Bay area.
    My son-n-law and myself are doing this hunt together .
    He has a boat to get us to our area .

    Here is a list of stuff I am taking on our hunt , what have I missed ???

    TENT
    SLEEPING BAG
    SLEEPING PAD
    BACKPACK
    BOOTS / HUNTING CLOTHES
    CAMP SHOES
    RAIN GEAR
    SUN SCREEN
    CHAP STICK
    BUG REPELLENT
    GLOVES
    SPOTTING SCOPE
    RANGE FINDER
    GROUND BLIND
    COOKING GEAR
    WATER PURIFIER
    KNIFE
    FLASHLIGHT / HEADLAMP
    BONE SAW
    GPS
    GARBAGE BAGS
    DUCT TAPE
    BOOK MAYBE TWO
    CAMERA
    BATTERIES
    GUN OIL / CLEANING KIT
    MOLE SKIN / MEDICAL KIT
    TOILETRY STUFF / WAS CLOTH
    BABY WIPES
    FOOD FOR TWO
    ROPES ETC.
    RIFLE / AMMO
    MEDICATION IF NEEDED


    So what am I missing ????

    Thanks

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    Bino's and sharpening stone at first glance.

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    You can kill a lot of time during weather delays playing cards.
    They are also a great survival tool.
    If you ever get lost sit down and start playing solitare, eventially someone will come along and look over you shoulder and tell you where to play the nine of clubs.

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    How about Permitts since Sharitin Bay is a draw area? Just asking, because I almost went out there myself last fall to bear hunt.
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    Sun glasses and snow shoes. Things I would loose are the ground blind. Your going to want to get back up into Sharatin as far as possible and get a good vantage point of the head end of the drainage looking over elbow creek. If you have a gazetter go to page 45. I would hike all the way up the creek to were you see the base of elbow mountain. Right at the base is that flat section at 1300 ft, I think you would have a great vantage point from there. I would spend a lot of time glassing up high on the south sides for push outs. I personally would have someone drop you off in a boat rather than trying to leave it anchored in the bay...one less thing to worry about. With the heavy snow we have this year the bears will probably start showing them selves around the 24th of April with better sightings around the last few days of April first few days of May.

    Good Luck just remember the best way to hunt bears is long hours behind a spotting scope. Don't get up and hike miles everyday the bears will show if you just have patients. From my experience they start moving around 4:00 pm, I don't know why but thats when I see the majority of my spring bears.

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    Yep got a permit .
    Sunglasses added .
    Never thought about snowshoes ????
    Guess I should look into that soon !!!!

    Shawn
    My base camp will be in the Elbow creek area and I have looked at the areas you mentioned to glass .
    Yes I intend to glass for long periods if need be thus the ground blind for a little comfort if conditions are not favorable !!!

    Yep the boat will be going back . We will ferry with a Zodiac and keep that with us untill the boat comes back to get us .
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Any thing else ?????

    I will also have a bear fence .Kind of ironic to have a bear fence when I am hunting for bears !!!!!!

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    Hip boots are a must. I usually hike the river bottom with them then store them in a tree. Also, keep your pack as light as possible.

    Good Luck

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    a tarp, i would take and i would camp right by the shore, no way would i go up the valley to set up camp, the farther you hike every day the less chance that bear knows your there already, snowshoes are a pain until you need them then you'll be thankin' your lucky stars.
    Not sure where Horstman is in there, i know bailey has those tags as well but he's on the kizuyak side. just so you know chances of being alone are there, but slim, your not looking at native land so chances are you might see someone else. when i guided over in the kizuyak area i had residents walk up on my almost every year. bummed everyone out.
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    and some Bunny Boots

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    Don't forget your camp chair.

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    Hunting License
    Permit
    Fairly good sized piece of visqueen, to cover items and hide.
    Salt for the hide. It helps to have a good scraping tool as well. I use a serrated flat metal plate to scrape the hides with. Good Luck

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    Tripod for spotting scope

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    As everyone is saying SNOWSHOES. I'm here on the Island and have to say that, at this point, you're not going anywhere with out them! Shoot me a PM later on just before you leave and I'll give you a better idea of what the conditions are. Be careful about hiking to far inland / up river...you'll be getting out of your hunting area. Make sure you know where that road system line is, elbow creek/sharitin bay isn't a long hike from the "road system". Me and my buddy be hunting the "inland side" of sharitin...road system. So, as BrwnBr said you won't be alone out there. Good luck though!
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    Alot of salt, 2 or 3 tarps, and plenty of socks.

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    Map and Compass,
    Medical tape, I carry more than the average person though
    Can opener, I'm really bad about remembering those
    Foot powder, good idea for those with sweaty feet and a lot of walking
    FISHING POLE!!!
    I also throw in a cheap radio that will pick up shortwave for longer trips.
    Pack towel
    Flares of some variety
    Fire startin stuff, I've done the odd camping trip without anything to light the stove
    Some bear proof food holding containers might not be a bad idea either
    Water bottles
    Lens cloth for all those optics
    Tarp for camp if you've got room

    That's all I got off the top of my head.

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    Tp! Tp! Tp!

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    Thanks for all the replies guys .
    Have the list beside my gear I have put together .All I need to do is load it all and get going .
    It is time to put this hunt in motion . I leave in two days .
    Hope to have some pictures when I come back with a bear in them , dead one that is !!!!!!

    RR
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