Hi to all you alaskans and other lower 48 dreamers! I'm coming up for the summer. Planning to start out my hunting adventures with a coastal black bear hunt. A little about me... I'm an experienced canoeist - have spent many months of my life living out of my canoe in the wilderness, however, I'm not naive enough to think that the ocean and it's tides will be a cakewalk. Even so, I'm wondering about slipping along the inlets, coves and islands at low tide - trying to spot a bear, and do a sneak attack with my bow or rifle. If the weather gets bad, I hole up and wait it out like I do here (I have all summer :-))
I'm thinking, if a kayaker can do the ocean, why can't I? Do you guys think this is feasible? I'm also game for creeks, rivers, or lakes that have bear. Open to any and all suggestions...
Seclusion is also a big thing to me. I'm wondering about general areas to avoid the summer tourist crowd. Is Valdez much quieter than Homer?
Thanks for your advice,