Haven not grown up in Alaska and being pretty new to hunting there I pretty much have been figuring things out by trial and error. I'm wanting to do a fall Black bear hunt. I'd like to try some spot and stalk over berry patches, but have never hunted ball bears yet.
My understanding is that just above the treeline is the ideal place for this. Is this correct? If that's the case, I should have the best luck between 2500 and 3000 feet if I was hunting the Kenai area. Am I way off here?
Also, anyone have any pictures of the type of plants I'm looking for? I did a hike in the Summit creek area in July and saw lots of plants that looked like they might have berries in the fall, but It was too early for berries. Some pictures of what I'm looking for when scouting in the spring and early summer would be real helpful. Pictures in the fall would help too. The only berries I saw in July were the little ones on that grew on the tundra (I think their called moss berries). They didn't look like something bears would find particulairily apealing.