Couple of questions for the black bear hunters out there. I’m looking to do a trip to the Kenai either the last week of August or the Third week of September. I’ll either be in the hills above Palmer creek or resurrection creek.
- If I were wanting to do some spot and stalk hunting on bears in berry patches, would there be plenty of berries in the last week of August?
- If I went the third week of September, would it be too late in the season?
- How much snow should I expect in late September if I’m hunting between 2500 and 3500 feet? In other words, would avalanches be a risk this early or can I expect a few inches here and there that melts the next day?
- How is the meat in late August or late September keeping in mind that I plan to be on the Kenai. Are most Kenai bears pretty fishy or could I expect decent meat if I am hunting in the mountains?
- In a good hunting area, what should I expect as far as berries. I did scout the Palmer creek area earlier this year and I did see some berry bushes, but they were scattered pretty sparsely. There was a good patch of them every mile or so, but not every several hundred yards like I was hoping for. If I went to resurrection creek, could I expect significantly better results?