My son-in-law took the grandkids out to Swanson River Road on the Kenai last Saturday, the 22nd of Nov., to hunt the mighty snow shoe hare. A brown bear was walking down the road in front of his truck. They were close to it for about 25 yards. He said it was missing most of the hair on its butt. Go figure. The kids ages 7, 6, and 3 were thrilled to see it and wanted their Dad to shoot it. For some reason he did not bring a camera. Years ago I used to cut their tracks in November when I was in the same area. Other then a few spawned out silvers food is getting scarce unless they got a moose down.