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    Default Advanced Harvest Stats for Bears

    Am I blind? I can't find the advanced harvest stats for brown bears. I can find them for every other species but any drop down within them, brown bear is not listed.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    They don't keep track. Most areas don't require a locking tag, and there is no harvest ticket. Call ADFG if you want any specifics. They have some data on checked bears.

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    You can find them for the S.E. but its only for legal bears taken.
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    Aww bummer. I drew DB234 and thought I would average out kill dates over the past few years to help estimate the best time to book a flight in there. I would think there would be some advanced harvest stats on Kodiak bears. Maybe the bio will have them.

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    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...kbear.kodiak04


    Quote Originally Posted by iusckeeper View Post
    Aww bummer. I drew DB234 and thought I would average out kill dates over the past few years to help estimate the best time to book a flight in there. I would think there would be some advanced harvest stats on Kodiak bears. Maybe the bio will have them.

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    Always found it interesting how consistant spring skull size average was and how up and down fall skull size varies. Much easier to find trophy boars in the spring than then fall.
    John crye at kodiak fish and game is a great source of info. If I could have speed dial to anyone about the animals on that island it would be him.
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    Jake,

    I've never hunted bear, what makes it easier in the spring?

    p.s. sorry for the thread hijack

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    Well for kodiak it's daylight and the grass is down in the spring and bears are more active.
    Fall there's a lot less daylight, grass is huge, and bears tend to spend more time sleeping.
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    See, told ya you were an expert Jake

    Thanks for the link 375. I've never been to that part of the site.

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    Lol no such thing as a bear expert....
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    Oh not at all, my first Kodiak hunt is this fall Jake. I drew 206 and will be in Sulua Bay. Think I am set up but I will pm you a few questions. You caught my attention saying they start denning mid November. I am going the 9th -16th roughly as it is my only time to go. I have had a couple people say that now and I am tad worried I am missing the boat.


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    Lol no such thing as a bear expert....

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    You only need one bear not twenty. They will still be around, it will be tougher to find a decent one is all. Most folks end up shooting a 7-8 footer because that's about all you see. Never know, could strike gold with a whale carcass!!
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