Well, my father is turning 65 and we had a party for him last weekend where I gave him the gift of a trip to Alaska and the choice of the game he wanted to pursue. The basic choices were caribou off the Haul Rd but I knew this would probably be too tough, black bear down in on the coasts or just to enjoy some fantastic fishing on the interior rivers and some silvers down in Valdez. Several years ago it would have worked great to do the fishing and he could try to get a bear outside of Valdez like in Jack Bay. Unfortunately I believe the dates are moved back to the 10th of September for the bear opener which is quite a while to just hang around after the silvers in Valdez are done. I know I could bring him up later and just do the bear but man the fishing is so much fun that I would love to find a way to do both.
So, are there any suggestions on some possibilities for getting a black bear with a bow in the late August time frame? I am waiting on my secret decoder ring to arrive so I can start making my way through this year's regs but I figured I would throw this out there and see what people suggested.