I'm sure there are many of you who have hunted from a tent in SE Alaska before. We were unsuccessful in our bid for one of the USFS cabins on Kuiu Island, so we're forced to use tents. Although I'm living in AZ, I'm a native Oregonian and have hunted in the rain and snow my whole life, so it's no big deal. Unfortunately, some of my party is getting cold feet because they are afraid of being miserable, cold and fearful of bears getting into the gear.
I've hunted Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Arizona. In Wyoming we hunted deep into grizzly country, but never had any issues with them as long as we kept a clean camp. Can anyone give some reassuring words to my hunting buddies that it'll be worth a few days in the rain?