First of all I just moved up here to this wonderful place called Alaska in April. I was going to wait till next year when I become a resident to start hunting, but I cant wait. Its really eating at me and I'm going to buy my liscense and black bear tag this weekend. The thing is I have never hunted bear a day in my life. The only encounters I have had with bears is bluff charge down at the Russian. I know there is many different ways to hunt Blacks. The spot and stalk method seemed more my type of hunting. I was going to head up around Talketna this weekend, and go from there. If theres and pointers you guys can give, I'm all ears.