I am a non resident but have hunted Alaska for the past 3 seasons. The hunt I thought would never happen now looks like it might. My brother has moved to Alaska and is now a resident. I will be going up to Alaska to hunt with him in the fall of 08. I will be hunting brown/grizzly and was hoping to get some help from someone. I do not have alot of money to spend on air charters, or a guide. I will try to keep a budget at around $1500-2000. I do not have to have a 10' bear, I would be more than happy with a 8' + bear. Does anyone have any good recommendations on a good unit to start looking into. I have heard 16b but have also heard this is very thick and that there are better units to hunt. Like I said I have been to Alaska hunting the past 3 seasons and know the trouble one can get into. I feel I have good equipment and respect for the wilderness in Alaska. Any help or info. would be much appreciated.