I just spoke with one of my students up in Kotz and he has taken what looks to be the first Griz in the area. 7 footer just above the Fish Hatchery on the Noatak River. They still have lots of snow and it is cold for May. I am guessing that this will be a late break up and late spring bear season. If anyone else has taken another Griz in Unit 23 chime in.
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