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  • AGL4now
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    Many bears here, most days in summer they are in the yard. Far too many bears here in this location,

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  • SmokeRoss
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    Used to see black bears nearly every day that I spent at my cabin out north before the place had so many cabins. Rarely see one now. In my logging days in S.E. and the PNW it was not unusual to see a dozen bears a day. Had some 'interesting' interactions with them when logging.

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  • mark knapp
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    I don't see a lot of bears from the road system. When we are off road, in the Brooks Range, we see about one bear a day. While guiding on Kodiak and the Peninsula I have seen up to 28 bears in a day.

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  • jason54624
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    I've seen brown bear a couple of times. Once I was in my car and seen a lot of bears crossing the road. I mostly identify them with a slightly above hump above their shoulders.

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  • lonealaskangypsy
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    I live in western Alaska on the Yukon River delta and I've never seen a black or brown bear. They're definitely here; I've seen their tracks. They just don't wander around town (not to mention the fact, they're not really allowed to wander around town- if you catch my drift). I don't purposely go out searching for them though. The one time I did see a bear I was in Anchorage with my boyfriend and his family driving up to Flattop in the morning. A black bear and her two cubs! So cute! But aside from that ONE time- honestly I'm a bear-viewing-less Alaskan. :(

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  • SteveAK
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    If you are fishing on a Southcentral river most likely will always see sign. Seen bears in Juneau, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Seward, Anchorage, Eagle River Nature Center, Kenai River, Bird Creek. Occasionally have scat near house in lower Hillside neighborhood.

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  • iofthetaiga
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    Who are the Kilchers (and why should we care)?

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  • SmokeRoss
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    Kilchers live in Homer. On a paved road. They could walk to Safeway or McDonalds. The local High School is right down the road. Coffee shops by the dozen. Anchorage is a 3 hour drive.......on a paved highway. It's all FAKE.

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  • SmokeRoss
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    The thing about reality shows, is......they Ain't real. LOL

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  • cdubbin
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    I've had dozens of interactions with brown bears over 30 years of moose hunting the same area, but only via tracks....never actually seen one in the flesh. So many times I lost count I would walk back down a trail an hour or two later, and see fresh bear tracks over mine....or fresh tracks first thing in the morning over my tracks from dark thirty the night before. Eventually I came to terms with the fact that they were around, didn't want to mess with me, and I didn't really need to worry about it, but it took a while. When I lived on the south side of Kachemak Bay I'd see black bears almost daily, early morning...that was during an upswing in the population cycle, after a few years they got pretty thinned out by hunting and sightings went down.

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  • willphish4food
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    Originally posted by Arrowchaser View Post
    I mainly see bears in the spring and fall here. I once had one show up 15 minutes after I shot a buck during
    archery. I sometimes see them during the summer. The game commission relocates the city bears up the road some.
    So I think the latest bear isn't going to last long. He's not too afraid and was not in a hurry to leave at all.
    As I said, I looked out the window and he bluff charged me. I yelled at him and he ignored me. He slowly went
    across the road and stood in the shadows. I yelled again and he went up a bank and sat down. They usually
    run a short distance and then stop and look. This bear just did not care. The second time I saw him I was on
    my atv. I was driving towards him and he just stood there and looked at me. Then he slowly walked across my
    neighbors porch. He's a little over 6 feet tall standing on his back feet.
    Today I found a big hole dug by our house. I am guessing the bear was digging up bugs.

    Frostbitten- When we went to Yellowstone I was picturing seeing a lot of bears and wolves. So I can relate. Then we only
    saw one grizzly and several wolves at great distances. While sitting at home you picture the vast wilderness and the potential
    opportunity to see things. Then we got there and people were everywhere.

    I have read some threads about the AK bears. I think there's only black bears on Prince of Wales. Not too many bears around Wasilla because
    those who come around end up dead? That's what I read. But then when I used to watch shows like with the Kilchers. They had to
    travel a ways to hunt deer and there didn't seem to be bears around their home. So I started wondering why there didn't seem to be
    much game in certain areas. Especially considering the number of people per square miles in AK. But we have deer running all over here
    and there's millions of people in this state.

    I sometimes plant deer food plots here and like seeing bears every so often. So I'd rather be in an area with more animals.
    Alaska deer do not live on the mainland; the Kilchers live on the mainland. Bear hunting is often restricted in cities, and is best in more remote areas. Blacks and browns are entirely different animals, with different seasons and regulations.

    And as you may have gathered, Alaska is different than Pennsylvania. Big country, sparse populations on the average. Some areas will have pockets of game and then vast areas with little to no game.

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  • bobmikk
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    Here's an interesting bear sighting...

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbea...nabled%3Afalse

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  • Arrowchaser
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    I mainly see bears in the spring and fall here. I once had one show up 15 minutes after I shot a buck during
    archery. I sometimes see them during the summer. The game commission relocates the city bears up the road some.
    So I think the latest bear isn't going to last long. He's not too afraid and was not in a hurry to leave at all.
    As I said, I looked out the window and he bluff charged me. I yelled at him and he ignored me. He slowly went
    across the road and stood in the shadows. I yelled again and he went up a bank and sat down. They usually
    run a short distance and then stop and look. This bear just did not care. The second time I saw him I was on
    my atv. I was driving towards him and he just stood there and looked at me. Then he slowly walked across my
    neighbors porch. He's a little over 6 feet tall standing on his back feet.
    Today I found a big hole dug by our house. I am guessing the bear was digging up bugs.

    Frostbitten- When we went to Yellowstone I was picturing seeing a lot of bears and wolves. So I can relate. Then we only
    saw one grizzly and several wolves at great distances. While sitting at home you picture the vast wilderness and the potential
    opportunity to see things. Then we got there and people were everywhere.

    I have read some threads about the AK bears. I think there's only black bears on Prince of Wales. Not too many bears around Wasilla because
    those who come around end up dead? That's what I read. But then when I used to watch shows like with the Kilchers. They had to
    travel a ways to hunt deer and there didn't seem to be bears around their home. So I started wondering why there didn't seem to be
    much game in certain areas. Especially considering the number of people per square miles in AK. But we have deer running all over here
    and there's millions of people in this state.

    I sometimes plant deer food plots here and like seeing bears every so often. So I'd rather be in an area with more animals.

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  • mlshore
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    As he said, depends where. I'm about 30 miles east of Fairbanks and don't see bears but I do see tracks pretty often by the river.

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  • Music Man
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    I see a blackie every day...... It's hanging on my wall.

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