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    Default Turnagain/Hope Black Bear

    Anyone have an idea on when we should give up until spring? I'm fairly new to bear hunting but have invested a lot of time in it and would really like to get one before they bed down. Thanks in advance!

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    Me thinks they are a snoozing for the duration. With the cold temperatures, I'm willing to bet the bears have denned up for the winter. I think the next time you see them will be spring, or until we have a relatively warm spell. Then they may poke their head out.

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    Default Seldovia Black Bears? Asleep???

    I have the same question, but in reference to the Black Bears around Seldovia. Have the black bears around Seldovia bedded down for the winter?

    Spirit Bear

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    Monday Last week, the 2'nd I was two seperate bears a mile off the Hope Road, have seen nothing but a few Caribou and three Coyotes on Wed. the 11'th.

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    Thanks for the input! Hopefully I can get one before I leave here which is the end of May!

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    Thumbs up ...in theory...

    If you find a black bear still out now, in theory at least, it should be a mature boar. In my experience, once the snow is on the groung to stay, and it is now, Kenai Peninsula black bears are in the dens until very early May (+- a week).

    But, although the days have gotten short, it is still a great time to be out and about. If you whack a black bear this late in the year, please do tell us about it. And If you whack a bear, the fur should be as prime as it will ever be.

    If you don't find a bear now, you will in May.

    Dennis

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    As of a week ago, two sets fresh tracks in the new snows... likely a sow and her near maturing cub. That's Anchorage on the hillside.

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