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    Default Looking for Pennisula spring brown bear partner

    Looking for a brown bear partner this spring down cold bay area.This is an open registration area price will be around $4 k per person looking at a 10 day hunt.

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    Season is 10-25 May but looking at 12-22 May 10 day hunt.Gmu is 9e for other general information..
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    I wish you had asked about this last year. Darn, I could have gone then. Well I hope get a 10+ footer. Good luck down there.
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    Last time he asked for a partner, the guy took a B&C book Ram......................................who knows, you could be in for a 10 footer!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG 27 View Post
    Looking for a brown bear partner this spring down cold bay area.This is an open registration area price will be around $4 k per person looking at a 10 day hunt.

    Tim
    Just curious why the cost is so high? Airfare would be the main expense and I don't see you spending anywhere near $8K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnkwnto View Post
    Just curious why the cost is so high? Airfare would be the main expense and I don't see you spending anywhere near $8K.

    I was wondering the same thing, why so much?
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    I believe he is going to pay 8K to fly farther than all the guys that pay 7K, 6K etc..... The farther one gets from a starting point the less hunting pressure and better chance at a larger bear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    I believe he is going to pay 8K to fly farther than all the guys that pay 7K, 6K etc..... The farther one gets from a starting point the less hunting pressure and better chance at a larger bear.
    Did you see the 10 footer they killed in downtown Soldotna last summer???.........lol

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    I've sat down and had dinner with Tim he's a great guy and kudos to him for going out hunting for a Penninsula bear or whatever he can. It's something we Americans have and that's opportunity and Tim's jumping on it, you can never fault a guy for that.
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    I think he is pretty spot on for cost. The last moose hunt I took down there cost 2 of us about $8K. More than just airfare involved in the cost. That was to fly west out of Anchortown, then farther SW from there in a bush plane. One camp relocate. And then back with meat and horn. Would have been less if we were unsuccessful.
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    I imagine partners for a 4000 dollar hunt don't just step off the bus every day. I can understand Big's dilemma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksAndDogs View Post
    How could you know this? Maybe his other buddies are out of town, maybe his friends can't keep up with constant spending and he's not gonna let that hold him back. If you know him personally and can substantiate this mess, talk in private. Maybe the guy just likes meeting new people. You've gotta have something better to do...
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    Thanks.......
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    So I booked today getting into cold bay on 11 May and finishing around 22.The cost will be $3500.00 pp for air taxi and it cost me 25k alaska airline miles.I have all gear necessary for the hunt including sat phone. Cold bay or bust.......
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    Who shoots first? I can judge bears, and have $.
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    The way I would do bears is the hunter that spots it gets the option. For sheep and other game we flip a coin. Finding bears can be hard work with a ton of glassing, that is why I opt for the finder gets the choice.

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    ****, wife just said my Wyoming and Alberta hunts may be enough. Good luck anyway.
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    Agreed coupe. In my hunts we draw cards.
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    I have taken an 8 1/2 so im looking for an honest 9 ft or bigger. I was hoping to find a hunting partner that hasnt taken one before and would be happy with a mature 8 plus. Eithier way im going on this hunt with or without a partner. Sometimes you get the bear and sometime he gets you.
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    Who's your transport with? Sounds like an awesome hunt and I would love to go but I can't shoot another one down there for a few more years (plus this deployment). Good luck!!

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