My friend from Fairbanks has invited me to go black bear hunting by boat out of Valdez. His fishing boat is 30 feet long with kitchen/sleeping quarters for 3 and comes with a zodiac for shore landings. We are schedule to hunt from 23-30 May. We were plannning on sleeping on the boat to allow us more time for hunting and to allow us access to less visited areas.
Unfortunately, he is not a black bear hunter and I live in North Carolina. I have successfully been on 2 black bear hunts in British Columbia where we did hunt out of a boat. I have a couple of questions.
What time of the day should we be concentrating on hunting for bear rather than sightseeing, fishing, or shrimping?
Is spring early or late in Prince William Sound?
What direction would you recommend heading out of Valdez? I was thinking that by heading South or East, there would have less hunting pressure.
Thanks in advance!