I have started to look into booking a brown/grizzly bear hunt with my father in Alaska for 2012. Along with my father, a couple of his and my close friends (2) will be going as well who want to hunt black bear. Dad and I are looking to hunt brown/grizzly and possibly a wolf if it works out.
I am a seasoned hunter, and in relatively good shape. Dad is in his in his mid 60's and a bit overweight. He dosent have health problems, but I cant see him doing endless spot and stalk hunts all day long. I know that he and I have seen some outfitters that spot by boat (kind of a base camp) and then go ashore for a stalk. This might be a better fit for my father.
I am looking for recommendations for outfitters by some of you that have first hand experience with Alaska bear hunting. I am not looking for a friend of a friend of a friend went up there..... you get the point. This trip will be the hunt of a lifetime for all of us. My dad calls this an item from his "bucket list".
Any tips or suggestions are welcome.