I won a resident draw for Kodiak bear at Deadman Bay. I'm planning to go the first two weeks of May "07, but am unsure of which option is best. I'm considering solo drop camp (cheap), pay a buddy's way to assist me, hire the guide assigned to area (not cheap), hire another guide (residents can pick any guide, right?), charter a boat to haul me around the bay for a week or two, etc.
Is anyone familiar with Deadman Bay/bears that would have any advice on best way to plan trip? Does anyone know of a boat/crew that would be willing to take me to the bay? How about a plane for drop off?
Any advice or experiences (what to do and more importantly what NOT to do) would be greatly appreciated.
Tom in FBX.