Just a post to report on a failed trip to a few areas. First of I just want to thank Mike Strahan, hope I spelled it right? for taking the time to talk to me about chasing a bear.
Anyway a friend and I decided to go try and get a fall bear so we drove up to Hatchers pass from the Willow side. Got up there around 6:30 a.m. and drove up to the top of the tree line and waited to just before sun up. It was 17 degrees out, snow every where. Saw a bunch of moose, but not much else. After about 4 hours we decided to check another place out further up the road at a lower elevation. We spent the rest of the day in a place that was pretty decent spot. Again plenty of moose, no bears, no signs of bear either. I realize spending a handful of hours here and there isn't the best way to play the odds, but it was nice just to get out. I am thinking if the weather warms up like it is supposed to I am going to try again in the next few days.
On a side note it gave me an excuse to get out and foul my barrels before a "hunt" which is always fun.
If any of you accomplished bear hunters have any general tips you can share, I am more then happy to utilize an experienced person's advice.