I'm visiting from Minnesota, and was hoping to harvest a black bear off the coast while I am here, but unfortunately, I didn't get here until late in the first week of June. I did find a couple of bears on the beach in two different coves, but they were on the move and didn't hang around for long. I've also spotted a couple dozen bears while glassing the high slopes, but they were way way up on the snow line. At one point, I went up after them in an area where I found quite a concentration of bears, but, when I got up there, I found that it was incredibly steep - and I was doing more "hanging on for dear life" than bear hunting, so I chose to come back down. It was a good learning experience.
I'm still here for the month of July, and probably the first week of August. Am open to any suggestions as to how I might connect with a bear before I leave. Would prefer to shoot a bear that I can eat (I've heard all about the poor flavor of fish-eating bears), but it's not necessarily a deal breaker. Still willing to do whatever work is necessary. Will climb and hike, bait, or do whatever is necessary - just don't want to be hanging on the side of a mountain.
Any suggestions or help is appreciated.