I'm currently looking into what options Alaska has to offer for a DIY spot and stalk black bear hunt, and I'm wondering what possibilities are out there besides boat based hunts in the Southeast and PWS. Are there any places on the mainland like maybe the Kenai where a guy who is willing to work hard and hike a few miles could get into some good open country w/ good bear populations? Or would I need to fly or boat in to get to good areas?
I'm thinking along the lines of a fall bowhunt for bears hitting the berries.
I've been to the SE twice in the spring and am thinking of going back for a fall hunt on the salmon streams, but wouldn't mind seeing a different part of this great state.