Kind of a downer but just found out that the area I hunting for Spring Bear Last year, which then we did not see another person for a week, will have two guides in this area this Spring.
Last year these same two guides were at dispute of whom would operate out of the area, this year the current rumor is, which was confirmed by an air charter and a local forest service employee the two guides will be "sharing the area".
Not sure if I should go into the area with the guide pressure, although they would not be in the same camp they would be a short 2 mile Zodiac ride from our tent area. They use inflatables and we would diffidently be using the same area, also I imagine they will have worked this area for a few weeks prior to our arrival.
I hate to ruin the memories we had last year as we were the only boat afloat in this area and saw several bear on a week hunt. Not that I do not mind hunting around other folks but I know they will be not happy with my presence in this bay and honestly they know the area much better than I so perhaps I can learn something by watching the different drainages they will be concentrating on. I see good and bad by being in the bay with the guide(s) but as of now I still plan on sharing the area with the guide(s). I do know that the first few days I will be hunting a different area than them but after that we will be sharing each others morning wakes as we boat down the bay I'm speculating going to productive coves.