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Thread: Looking for Partner: SE Spring Black Bear

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    Default Looking for Partner: SE Spring Black Bear

    I am looking for a partner to do a spring black bear hunt with me on POW, Mitkof, Kupreanof or Kuiu in SE.

    I am a lifelong and avid hunter but I have not paid for a guided hunt. I am not looking to be a "client" in any way and I am not looking for a guide but I am willing to pay for transport services on a drop hunt. I own some excellent gear, tents, etc and take care of it well.

    I have worked in Alaska for two seasons as an assistant guide for caribou, moose and dall sheep. I have also hunted myself here for caribou, moose and black bear. I have hunted POW once before and almost connected but didn't. I posted about that experience a while back.

    I am 39 years old and in good shape, although off season, I usually let it slide a little. I don't drink/smoke/do drugs in hunting camp. The latter two I just don't do. A couple of times a year, I'll smoke a cigar. I am not religious, but don't mind if you are. I am married, and have two small children.

    A few of my trips have been solo and great, but I wouldn't mind working with a good partner to share the experience. We don't have to "hunt" together on a daily basis per se, but someone to talk to around the campfire would be great.

    I live in the lower 48 on the east coast where I work. I would be pleased to speak and learn of your interests and putting a trip together.



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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Hidden Falls, Baranof Island


    If you find a partner who doesn't have a boat you guys should check into flying into Petersburg and renting a boat from Doyle's Boat Rentals. I know the family and they are good people.

    The best way to get a bear in SE in the spring is to cruise beaches in the afternoon/evening and glass, plus there are some forest service cabins you can rent pretty cheap which are comfortable. Hope it works out for you.

    Ben - Forest Service Cabins

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    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Better Hurry.

    Better do it quick. Spring Black Bear is really popular around the central SE. The forest service cabins book up fast. Kuiu would be a tough hunt unless you find a partner with a boat in Kake. Unfortunately I've got a few things going on this spring or I'd be interested in doing a hunt.

    Ben is right, you'll want a boat so you can cover as much area as possible. And having a boat will be a lot cheaper than flying into a cabin. I'd say for Spring bears it's almost a requirement.

    BTW Congrats again Ben. Did you bust out the cigars yet?


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