I am looking into the area between Eielson Base and the Salcha River for bear hunting. I have reasons that keep me from going far from home so this is one of the areas that I was looking into. Does anyone have any pointers or areas that are overly crowded to stay away from. I have taken my Baiting, bow and hunter ed classes so I can do just about any kind of hunt. Thanks for any help guys really have learned a lot from reading all your post.