I talked with Mike at Ram Aviation (www.huntandfishalaska.net) a couple of days ago and he said he was going to run some spring bear hunters in Unit 9d or 9e in the spring of 2008 down around cold bay. He previously has flown for a guide down there and is doing this on his own but in the same area as the guide was working. I'm thinking about going there with my son who is a resident of Alaska. Does anyone have experience in that area? Mike said the weather is the biggest factor and that you need to plan on an extra 3 - 4 days just in case. He said the bears range from 8.5 - 10.5 and 9 or there abouts is normal. He is planning on $3500 - $4000 per person. That's a far cry from $15,000 guides are getting. Any feed back would be appreciated. We are booked with him again this fall for Caribou out of Kotzebue which they've done a great job in the past and expect the bear hunt to be just as good. I heard the guide is quite hacked that he is taking people into the area but the guide is trying to do all the flying on his own so Mike is making up the difference with a few drop off bear hunters. Let me know.