I am newly registered but I have spent some time surfing & searching this site (I hope I didn’t miss where this was asked recently).
I want to hunt Interior Alaskan Grizzly with an outfitter in 09 or 2010 & am hoping for a few good outfitter or area recommendations.
Of coarse, I want to hunt a area with a good population of mature Grizzly but what is most important is the color phase…….., I want hunt a area that has a history of Grizz with the dark chocolate legs with the hide lighting up the higher up the body it goes to an almost blond on the back bone. I’ve heard the term “Toklat Grizzly” but am not sure is that describing the area or the color phase.
What is the best time of year to hunt, spring or fall? I’ve heard that spring can be dicey because of the snow pack (too much or not enough). If I go in the Fall what are the best dates? The first week of September or first week of October? Or when in between? The color phase means nothing without a well furred hide (or is it pelt?) The option of a Caribou or Black Bear would definitely be a plus.
I am hoping for a scenic, colorful and rewarding Alaskan adventure.