Going to unit 9 for brown bear. I am pretty much packed and ready to go. I am trying to figure out how much money to take. For extra things in the villiage and for the return shipping of some goods and hopefully a bear or two atleast. I am wondering how much do you guys tip the pilot? Is that common? Just want to be prepared is all. I can calculate the rest but figured I should have some extra for pilot. Been here 12 years now and I guess it is about time I do a drop off hunt.
Second, I was wondering if you guys do anything to prevent other hunters and or guides from dropping in on you? If you were flying into a spot you had picked out and there was somebody already there, would you continue to another spot or just land where you had planned? I know it would cost more money for the plane to continue to another spot. But not sure if what to expect. Plus I have heard of people pulling logs and such onto the beach to block other planes from landing. Ever heard of that or do that yourself?
Any help will be helpfull. Thanks in advance.