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    Going hunting in a 2 weeks South Kodiak and I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Bears will still be out. What time do the usually hiberntate.

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    Hopefully Joe Want will weigh in on this, but you can find boars wandering around year round. I would guess in two weeks a person could still see a bear or two.

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    I have been deer hunting several times mid november sometimes they are out sometimes denned up, I think it depends on temps and food availability. A electric fence is a good idea around your tent and hunt in pairs. Have a good hunt .

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    There will be bears out in 2 weeks. Not alot, but defenetely a few. Odds are they will be big too.
    "Ya can't stop a bad guy with a middle finger and a bag of quarters!!!!"- Ted Nugent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
    Going hunting in a 2 weeks South Kodiak and I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Bears will still be out. What time do the usually hiberntate.
    Yes they will. If fact most of them should still be out. Some of the streams may have late runs of silvers.
    PM me if I can be of any help. Have spent quite a bit of time on the south end. Make certain you have backup gear for snow. Not always snow and cold but best to have the gear. Makes for great hunting if it does snow.
    Good luck
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    There are lots of Bears on Kodiak that don't hibernate at all. Usually they are big Boars. They just walk the beaches year-round... I've deer hunted in late November in Uganik Bay (North end) and seen lots of bears. Plan on seeing bears.

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    The wife and I just got back from the south end. We saw a few bears and lots of sign. Temps still mostly above freezing. We took this photo Monday.


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    i was down there a few years ago around thanksgiving and seen 2 in the week we were there

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    The wife and I just got back from the south end. We saw a few bears and lots of sign. Temps still mostly above freezing. We took this photo Monday.


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    Great picture. Thanks for posting.
    Excellent of example showing what to look for when evaluating pelt quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantj43 View Post
    Excellent of example showing what to look for when evaluating pelt quality.
    Please expand on this if you get a chance.

    Sure looks like a lot of green around for this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chisana View Post
    Please expand on this if you get a chance.

    Sure looks like a lot of green around for this time of year.
    Lighter brown color and sudden color change from "black" to brown in the outlined rump area indicate guard hairs are missing. Pinched ears and rounded features of the head suggest it is a sow.
    Great picture and perfect pose for size, pelt condition, and sex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wantj43 View Post
    Lighter brown color and sudden color change from "black" to brown in the outlined rump area indicate guard hairs are missing. Pinched ears and rounded features of the head suggest it is a sow.
    Great picture and perfect pose for size, pelt condition, and sex.
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    Great information, I really appreciate it.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wantj43 View Post
    Lighter brown color and sudden color change from "black" to brown in the outlined rump area indicate guard hairs are missing. Pinched ears and rounded features of the head suggest it is a sow.
    Great picture and perfect pose for size, pelt condition, and sex.
    Joe (Ak)
    That is great info Joe thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bondo View Post
    Going hunting in a 2 weeks South Kodiak and I was wondering if anyone can tell me if the Bears will still be out. What time do the usually hiberntate.

    When Chuck Norris tells them too... Rumor has it ol Chuck goes to Kodiak at his discretions climbs the highest mountain and commands the bears to hibernate. Again this is what I heard... Maybe the folks on Kodiak can verify this...

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