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    Default earliest bear...

    just out of curiousity how early have you guys/girls seen bears out in the spring? March 23rd is the earliest i have seen one out and about up here (although i haven't been here all that long).

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    ~~LOL!!~~
    March 15th, quite a few years back, while butchering my Ox (last day of the season) one big ol' Boar. Was noticable warm out.

    Watch for a good warm up, near the mid 20's and the sun will make drips and puddles, then go out and have a look.
    The start of April is usually a VERY good time for he who hunts Browngrizz.

    I'm on Front street right now, finishing another rebuild, Justin, could be a Polar Bear out there now.......~~LOL!!~~
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

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    you know other than pt hope i haven't heard of any polar bears being shot around here lately..

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    maybe send your wife out west until she finds one....or hits russia. I told hy about the rmk he said maybe it was the 100mi/hr noorvik trips hope you get that baby fixed up still want to head south in a few weeks and i cant have you riding nut to butt with me all the way down there.

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    Ya, Point Hope is gonna be Whaling soon......its March and the ice pack will be a moving out in the Chukchi. The outter Kotz Sound is Polar Bear country, by Espenburg or Krusenstern, but they do have legs and walk around.

    Browngrizz around here in April......get up North where you were and glass from a high spot my man, you'll do very well inna few weeks.


    HEY!!!! 6 Weeks to Geeese!!!! Oh ya!!!!!
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    Typically in the interior its the middle of April, but they do come out earlier to bounce around for awhile then go back to there den for a couple of weeks. It really depends on the weather.

    Earliest I have seen tracks was the last part of March.

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    The earliest I have seen was Apr. 6th. It was a 9 1/2' brown bear near Dillingham. He now stands in my entry way.

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    A friend of mine saw one this weekend on the road system here in Kodiak.

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    I saw one out trappin this year on november 17th. I saw a fresh set of blackie tracks this january, and 2 years ago we had a bear in our cow pen April 1st.

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    we killed a blackie on the KP a couple years back on March 30th



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    My dad killed a grizzly near our cabin in 13E a few years back on February 14th...the 8' boar who looked as if he suffered an injury to one of his hips will forever be known as the valentines day bear. His beautiful hide was falling off he was so skinny.

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