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    Default Cooper Lake

    Has anyone hunted this area for black bears? any info? A friend of mine wants to go up there to hunt and I was just looking for a little information.

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    There's some nice black bears up near Cooper Lake, seen a real hog straight across the lake from the launch near the dam. He was above 2 nice billies and feeding on berries. Keep your eyes opne for brown bears, there's quite a few in there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkHunter45 View Post
    He was above 2 nice billies and feeding on berries.
    That right there tells you what you need to know about hunting Kenai Mts black bears in the fall. Hunt high - very high. The bears will mostly be at the top of the mountains feeding on berries.

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    Default Take a boat

    You can easily see bears on the other side of the lake..but you will need a boat to get to them. A canoe or small motorized boat will do the job. The side of the lake that you can drive up to really does not have any open hillsides that are accessible. It is really nice back there. The trailhead to Upper Russian Lake is just before Cooper Lake as well. You could hike that and probably get into some glassing areas too. Watch out for them Grizzers though!

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    Two words from personal experience.
    1. Lots of griz
    2. Those blackies seem to move much more when it is sunny than when it is rainy weather

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    Lots if bears, both black & brown. The bears will be high up in the berrys. Plan on going up hill quickly, they can fast if they spot you

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