I'm staring at topos and google earth trying to figure out a plan for a spring brown bear tag I was drawn for. I've never been to Kodiak and I have never hunted brown bears. My brother and I are both hikers and have good optics. We just want to make sure we are looking in the right places, as we'll only have the last 6 days of the season to get it done. We'll be hunting in Viekoda Bay, on State and Federal land. We'll have a zodiac w/ motor.
What type of areas do you commonly find kodiak brown bear in the spring? Is S facing slopes the best place to be looking? Are the mature boars found near the beaches, or do you need to hike inland to find them?
Any advice would be appreciated. Feel free to PM. Thanks!