I have a Brown Bear permit for the Seward area, and am looking for any advice anyone might have for the area. The hunt area basically runs from Seward to Cooper Landing across to Moose Pass, east to Kings Bay then south to Cape Fairfield. http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/GIS/m...bear/db301.pdf I am familiar with the area; this is not the classic "did not do the research beforehand" type of post. But with many seasons having been open for a month now, if anyone has seen any good bears in any certain areas while out chasing moose, black bears, goats, trout, etc., and wanted to share that information, feel free to pm me.
Also, this is my first time chasing brown bears. I would rather shoot an OK sized bear with a good hide than a monster with a marginal hide. For all you bear experts out there, how will hides compare now vs. in a month vs. in the spring season? Any ideas and thoughts are appreciated.