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    I will be going on a 2 week walk in hunt for sheep this fall. I want to take a load of food in about a week before my hunt and do some scouting. How should I cache the food? Do I need a bear proof container, or will a buried dry bag work? It will be in Chugach State Park.

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    Depends on how long you cache the food ahead of when you actually go in for your hunt. There are actually a good # of bears in the park, both brown and esp. black. I would recommend some sort of bear proof container...otherwise you might be sheep hunting on reduced rations.

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    I live on the very northern edge of the park. Use a bear can!

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    I'd bring a bear can and only dried food, even then you'll attract bears, which as it turns out love sodas unopened cheatos and chocolate cake but don't like doritos so much
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I have made caches in Hunter, Bird and Ship Creeks that have endured longer than one season. Always hang them high in trees. In Ship Creek just over Bird Pass I put them in the junipers just above the beaver pond. Never had a bear problem. Once a bear bit into my whiskey bottle but that had been left in an old wood stove on the ground. I have had more trouble with Parkii squirrels.

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