This fall will be my second year of trying to bag a bear. Last year I tried several times, unsuccessfully, to bag a black bear, and this spring a nasty stomach infection killed my shot at a PWS bear. (If it idn't one thing, it's another)
This year I would like to continue my hunt for a black bear, or even a brown/grizz. I start UAA next week, and due to that will be regulated largely to weekend and late-week hunts. I would like to bag my first big game animal in a spot/stalk or similar situation. (Don't have the money/time to do a transport drop off, fly-in, or boat hunt)
I just had a couple questions regarding where/when to look. Don't want to intrude on anyone's hunny hole/way of doing things, just would like some info so I can get a decent shot at a bear this year.
-Anyone even tried the Lost Lake area for black bear? It's been interesting me as a backpacking trip and I'd love to know if it's a viable hike/hunt area as I've been told it's a fairly do-able weekend hike.
-Also, is the area around Delta Junction fairly densly populated with black/grizz? I might be able to sneak out of school for a few days in Sept. and was wondering if glassing the fields up there would be a good way to get on a bear. Also- is most of this area accessible by foot?
-Berries. Is now too early? I've seen people saying they're late, people saying that they are there now. Should I start searching for a berry bear now, or wait a few weeks?
Any/All info is really appreciated guys, I'm going to do my best to get some kind of big game this year