Hi folks. I wanted to ask several questions concerning one of those vessel based black bear hunts. I did a search but could not find anything on them. I just bought into one of those out of Homer with Premier Sportfishing and Hunting. A guy at work couldn't go so I got it from him. It is June 7th -11th.
My first question is can some of you tell me about this hunt based on previous experience of your own? Have any of you ever went on one of these hunts? Are they worthwhile? What are the logistics of getting 6 guys from 6 different corners of the country shuttled to the beach without anyone being mad or shooting a hole in the Zodiac?? How long do they leave you ashore hunting? Do they give you a radio or expect a signal for pick up? Do they GPS mark you and then manage to come back by and get us? What do these folks do in the meantime? They say we can fish for halibut and kings while not hunting. Would they be commercial fishing? What should we bring for gear? I realize the basics like rifle, bullets, knife, bug spray, etc. I am specifically wondering about a small backpacking tent to have with us in case we need to spend the night on shore. Apparently, this outfit is well equipped, but I wonder what sort of extras I need to bring?? All meals and drinks are included in the 5 day hunt. The boat is 65 feet with 6 staterooms. Showers and 3 marine heads. What if we have a bear down and it's 5 pm and we're sposed to get picked up at 6 where they left us this morning? That's why I asked about the radios. I just have a bunch of questions and so far not spoken with the service yet. I do plan to of course. I sure would appreciate some pointers here. I bought my brother a spot on this trip so I would like for us to have a good trip and hope for some success if at all possible. Thanks for any and all replies.