Father (63) and son (39) team (1st trip to Alaska, finally) heading to northwest POW May30 - June8 to try to get a bear unguided. Rented a cabin and truck and should have access to a skiff for a day or two if needed around Naukati and klawock if need be. My father would prefer not to hunt from a skiff and try the road system, clear cuts and shorelines on foot if we can. He can still handle the modest physical terrain, he still hunts mule deer and elk in Colorado and Nevada and I can pack it out. Have talked to a few hunters successful and unsucessful already this year up to about the 15th of May (all hunting the shorelines) who reported that the beaches hadn't greened up yet and the bears were all turning up rocks to feed. Would appreciate any advice on specific areas, best times to hunt for certain areas, etc. Have had a hard time finding where the clear cuts are located on the island and wondering how the recent warm weather will affect hunting. Haven't had the chance to hunt together in a few years and looking to make the most of the opportunity. The time together is our trophy but sure would like to find a respectable bear too. Have been reading the various bear hunting posts for the last month and they've been very helpful. Thank you, Bill.