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    Saw my first 2 bears this season driving the road. They were cubs with mama last fall, well mama left but they were still acting like brothers, same area. The young ones are out wandering around already, means the big boys gotta be out as well.
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    Never been to Koidak before, where's that?

    I'm headed out on a Kodiak bear hunt in 5 weeks myself. Good luck to all!

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    I went on my first Kodiak bear trip last fall.
    I had the time of my life!!!


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    not good if cubs are out already....
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    Ya, I got a buddy coming down and working with someone for 20 days starting Apr 10th. Told him spring wil be over by then, ditches turned green along the road the last week of Feb.
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    ya its gonna be a weird one i'm afraid. great for the deer at least
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    Now that I think about it, it was the last week of Mar last spring when I saw those same 2 bears in the same area, acutally only about 400yds from where I saw them this year, only they had mama with em and were a wee bit smaller. But grass didn't start popping up till last week of March either last year.

    Lots of deer running around.
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    Well, have to bump this to the top. I am headed over for the last part of spring season. Can't change my dates.

    So what are the challenges, rubbed bears? Spotting? I had a tag 6 years ago that was the complete opposite, late winter, I thought the first part of May was too soon for that one, didn't really start seeing bears until late in the hunt, Just wondering what I might be in for. Thanks

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    Kodiak spring man, greenage is coming, looks like we are about a month ahead as far as greenage goes. should be ots of bears out by time youget here.
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    Green makes kodiak tough sometimes. It's an island though, bears will be there and bears will be horney. Something's never change. Don't get discouraged before you even go. Some bears never rub, others rub before they even come outs the den. If it's ugly, just don't shoot it.
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not discouraged. I'm heading down with my brother and my dad. Don't get to see them as often as I want, completely pumped to get back to Kodiak. I took a mature sow with my dad in tow 6 years ago, unusual circumstances but one of the prettiest bears I've seen, but not the target bear. This year, we are looking for "the" bear. But the experience and family piece is right on top.

    For my post I was kind of wondering about movements, I have either a high lake as a spot, or a ocean landing to hit a river drainage, but adjacent to high glassing. Kind of wondering if they will be moving lower with the early spring, which would favor a drainage. Or if a higher pass location would be better. I'm going to be in Uganik Bay.

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    I've never seen those bears move EITHER high or low. Always see them moving anywhere and everywhere. I figure if I say to myself they'll be in a certain habitat I'm handicapping myself as far as my effectiveness. So I always glass everything, from the salt
    To the skyline. More often than not....they are right in between!
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    I'd agree with BrwnBr, these bears will be moving in various areas. I favor the lower section as visibility tends to be better, and if they are coming down to find romance they are "easier" to spot - and, more importantly, you will avoid scenting up the mountain.

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