So I sat around the first part of the day pouting that the clouds were too low to really look for the rams I wanted to chase that I saw a couple days prior. After a while I just decided to go berry picking with my wife and look for bears this afternoon. Saw this group but that was about it.
Here is the pic through the spotter about 1.5 miles away:
Came back had dinner and the clouds started to lift around 7 pm. Found 3 rams high on the mountain, but too late in the day to do much about them. Then spotted this guy at 8:30 about 2 miles away. Here is a pic of him in the spotter when I spotted him:
Thought well I am all rested up from just berry picking all day so I gave it a go. Hiked the 2 miles in record time.....for me anyways. Only took about an hour after getting my stuff together. So at 10 pm I was 500 yrds away from the bear. Only problem is there is 300 yrds of thick alders between me and him and I don't have time to silently move through that many alders and get out the other side with enough shooting light. Oh well fun day regardless and maybe see if he's poking his head out in the same area tomorrow. Just trying to do my part to help out the moose population. Also trying to practice my picture taking through the spotter, man thats a pain to get it aligned right and in focus. Anyone got any pointers?