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    Default Coastal Black Bears in PWS

    Im looking for any info anyone would like to share about coastal PWS Black Bears. Trying to plan a hunt for end of May with some friends. We have the transportion piece locked in. Im not asking for anyones Honey Holes, just general information that will make our hunt successful for atleast a couple of us.

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    You will find bears in good numbers. South facing slopes, chutes and fresh water sources running into the sea.

    I will be out there for a few weeks as well.

    A few photos for inspiration.








    Be safe





    Steve

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    I would add that you may want to look for new green grass growth. We tend to slowly cruise the shorelines looking and glassing. We have had days of over 70 bears seen. A little more motivation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fee1SWvp91U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn9zXKc8LiY

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    Default Thats mean stid

    Thats just plane ol mean stid putting videos and pics up like that this far away from spring bear season
    Thanks I wnt be able to sleep tonight thanks to you putting visions of big blackies in my head. Good pics and fun vids
    This year is the year that I top the 7ft mark

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    Default Another PWS Teaser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BrUWGDfdgA

    Here is another PWS video teaser to help Spring seem that much further away :-)
    We have been building Shrimp Pots and mapping locations in anticipation of our annual spring trip to PWS

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    Holy cow Steve..looks like you have the bear hunting down! Great shots.
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    Thanks for all the info and the videos. Going down first week of April to get the boat ready and maybe a little scouting for Browns and Blacks the next weekend. All is weather permitting.

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    Nice Pics!!!!................You should start guiding!!!

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    Default snow

    When does the snow clear enough that a guy could pitch a tent on shore and do some shrimping and bear hunting?

    What is the timing difference between when the brownies vs. the blacks come out ?

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    Default All Depends

    If the beach gets more sun you will have no problem with finding a good camping spot. The Brownies and Blackies do not cross too much territory together in Unit 6D. So that is not usually a problem. The Browns are definately out earlier.

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    Hit Valdez around 15 to 31 May and head for Jacks Bay or some of the other in the vicinity.

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