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    Smile Bears Awake?

    Had a report from a neighbor in Sterling that his dogs barking made him go out to check and there were fresh bear tracks across the property. Anyone else seen activity? Just about that time.................Might have to get a gun out of storage...


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    My friend whos an APD officer told me that there was a report of a black bear sow and a cub out here in Anchorage. Dont remember where exactly but this was just last week. There coming out.

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    I saw black bear tracks 10 days ago south of mchugh creek



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    Awake up this way for a couple weeks now.........



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    I seen one today in valdez by the duck flats.

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    Default I seen some

    There was some tracks out behind my house this week, looks like brown bear.

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    I have not seen any signs of them here yet but I heard a friend of a friend comment about some people seeing a few up here in the last week.
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    Default new to bear

    Got a question for you seasoned bear hunters. Do the black bear and brown bear wake and move around the same time?

    I have read that the bigger boars move first but that was regarding brown bear. I hunted bear in washington state but no spring season so I know very little about it. Any help would be great. I will be baiting this year and have found my spot. That being said I would also like to spot and stock. Any areas between Willow and Cantwell? I did a bit of pocking around Byers creek last year. Lost of sign but no bears. the area is a little to thick with vegitation for my taste. I am looking for an area that a spotting scope could be put to use.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'm not a Bio, but I do know that some in the winter will just dig a hole in the snow here in the interior out on the flat's, with that being said, if they did that this year I would imagaine they would start showing up pretty quick. Very little snow in the interior this year.

    Most of the time it would be mid april- to the 1rst of may.

    Geese are a little early this year, and you can kinda predict the other critter's habit's on there arrival from what I've seen.

    I'm not sure if the boar-vs-sow has to much to do with it other than weather the sow has cub's , then you might see them come out later when the snow is less of a factor to protect there young. The single sow's have no reason to stay in the den.

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    Default these showed up near the house this morning....

    and they weren't left by the easter bunny
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    Homerdave is that a leatherman?

    It's hard to see if that is a mini or a full sized one.

    J/K, Its hard to see what I'm looking at there.

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    that'd be a micro leatherman in a rabbit track

    not really.... leatherman "charge" in a brownie track....
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    Couple weeks ago while running the trapline, we came across several tracks all over a small lake. They were a little melted out, and were definitely not moose or carribou or anything like that. I found a couple pretty defined front and rear prints, and am about 97% sure they were bear. Too big to be wolf, but they could have been. Thats why im only 97% sure they were bear! We've seen grizzly tracks on the trapline as early as first week in march, so i wasnt surprised.

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    Default They are!!

    A guy killed a griz out in the Hatchers Pass area this past weekend. I haven't seen pics but the park ranger said it was a good one!

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    Buddies wife shot a 8'9" Brown Sat Unit 16 saw 7!

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    have 300 miles on the machine in unit 13, no tracks yet....
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    Not much activity yet here, seen 2 so far, one 7 footer and one a little bigger than 8. Not many tracks around yet, but things are starting to pop and the skunk cabbage is up about 4 to 5 inches. Maybe another week and it will improve. Atleast thats what I am hoping. I hiked high up and glassed a lot of area yesterday, didnt see any bear or track crossings across the snow for a very long ways on a sunny day. It was a great day to be out glassing though.
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    Jake,
    You might have better luck if you look for bears. Tracks just don't make a very impressive wall mount! Good luck!

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