I've been reading the forums for awhile now. I'm getting the impression that in a typical year, mid to late May is best for coastal bear hunting, and that during June, they are typically heading back up to the high country. Here in Minnesota, we are having a super late spring. The snow is gone, and the lakes have only recently melted. Judging by many of the posts I have read, it sounds like you're having some of the same conditions up there as well. My question is, what are your thoughts on the potential for hunting the coastal blackies in June?
I'm driving up from Minnesota, and staying for most of the summer. I'm planning to base out of homer, and will have my 19' boat along - which I plan to use for hunting and camping across the bay. I'm willing to climb for bears, but it sure would be nice to catch them along the coast. Based on this year, and your experiences, do you think I stand a fair chance of that? Open to any discussion or advice.