Been a bit since I posted last, but I am starting to plan for a spring black bear hunt. I have only hunted for them a bit last fall and I am curious if there are any tips that anyone would be willing to share. I have scoured the forum pretty well and read things like "south facing hills" and "they will be feeding on grasses and fiddlehead ferns" so on. But, being as I am not going to have a lot of time on my hands, I am going to most likely be limited to the weekends. No bait, so I will be spot and stalking and around Anchorage area. I am not sure what type of terrain and elevation I should be looking at and what time they typically emerge from their den, does this mild and strange weather we have had this winter change any of their "normal" behaviors? I was thinking of maybe around the Turnagain Arm/Girdwood/Crow Creek area since I saw a few nice looking ones on the way to the trail head last fall. Thanks!