I just got back today from Kodiak. My partner got a really nice Sitka Blacktail and I got a bear. He wasn't huge at all by Kodiak standards (~7 1/2 foot) but he has great fur and is a really pretty. It was a heck of an adventure. I'll post the whole story and some pictures if you are interested. Also, for anyone heading out there: the bears in our area were nocturnal and up really high at the snow line where the deer were. PM me if you have more questions. I'm going to start another thread if anyone is interested.