I am new here in Alaska, when it comes to hunting anyways, I am a young Airman stationed at Elmendorf, and have been here about a year now. I am looking at getting out and doing some hunting while stationed here, and want to start off with spring black bear. I am just looking for some advise, anything to help me out, I am not new to hunting, I am from Oregon, and have been hunting since I was 12, but am new to Alaska hunting like I said. I am looking to get out and do some moose hunting, caribou, etc. try to experience what i have here in Alaska while I am still stationed here for the next couple of years. Along with trying to learn the area myself, sometime this spring I will be taking a couple friends out, who are very very green when it comes to hunting, one of them is into backpacking, so he knows a little about the outdoors! The other, really has no experience what so ever... I think I maybe in for alot of work this year!! My plan so far, is to go out on one of our three day weekends (we get 3 day weekends every other week), go camping somewhere in the unit 14a or 14b, somewhere within a couple hours or so of driving distance, play around camp with my new 4wheeler alittle bit, get some wood, take the guys hiking 2 or 3 times a day for a couple days, kinda scout the area, if we see a black bear we see a black bear, and hopefully one or both of them gets a bear!! As for me, I am alittle more dedicated, and have a lot more patience. Anyways, I am just kind of asking for some advise, whether it be tips on teaching others how to hunt, or for someone to tell me I am a retard for even trying the area I attempting to hunt, or whatever, I am just trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible, I am always trying to learn, expecially when it comes to the outdoors!! I will be greatful for whatever advise I get, good or bad!! Hope to hear from you all!! Thanks alot!!