Hope, AK - Black Bears
Has anyone hunted blackies in or near Hope?
yeah. anything in particular you want to know?
Yeah, where they at? GPS coords are fine...
Hunting black bears around Hope is like hunting black bears anywhere in the mountains on the northern half of the Kenai Peninsula. Spring time- look for south facing slopes as they green-up with grass. In the fall- go high, looking for bears on berries.
The trail system out of Hope draws some hunting pressure. But everybody hunting will see a bear or five within a few days. Expect black bears to tape up to 6' square. Bigger bears up to 6' 6" are there, but not common.
Another forum member lives in the Hope area and will possible provide more updated info...