Well this year I am going to attempt a couple different spring bear hunts.
PWS Bear Patrol. The strange thing about the PWS snow coverage this year is throwing me off. I know by May 1st on most years you have some boars roaming around out there. The snow pack this year is about 6-8' less than most years. I am going off what I can see in Whittier currently. So this would lead me to suspect that the bears could make an early appearance!
One would expect the Big Boars to be roaming around two weeks early at least. Now that puts us about 14 days from bear activity today!!!!
I know this seams early!
What kind of history do you guys know about low snow years on the PWS? My knowledge only dates back a few years.
When do you suspect the mass population to come out the dens this year? End of May?
As for footwear goes. What kind of boot do you recommend for stalking bear up the hill side of the West PWS? Would my Xta-Tuff's be ideal due to soft wet ground?
I am hoping to make a trip to Seldovia this year and hunt blacks off an ATV. I have alot of researching to do here on this hunt. I am hoping to gain access to any atv trail around there and get out of the thick brush. I am not sure if this is even possible.
I am looking for any info someone has to assist me on this hunt.