I got my first bear out of whittier on tuesday. A couple of buddies and me went out of whittier to do some fishing/camping/bear hunting. Spent the first night fishing, two tiny halibutt and a few cod. Fishing wasn't great but was a great evening on the water.
Spotted a bear as we motored into a bay looking for a beach to set the grill up on. Ran the boat around a little point and I hopped out of the boat wearing sandles and shorts and rifle in hand. By the time I got back around to where I had saw the bear he was in the trees. He popped back out into the open at around 300 yards across the bay, I had a nice solid rest on a rock outcropping, as soon as it turned broadside I took the shot. 168gr TSX ouf of my 300 RUM. He rolled down a litle way and lay still. Gave the tell tale death moan, kinda freaky sounding.
Only down side was the hillside was a lot steeper than it looked and had to climb up and lower him down with a rope. I only had 150 foot of rope so it took two times to get him to the beach. Found a decent sany spot to skin and cut him up.