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Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!

hot-hunt-plane-on-stripAfter landing on a gravel bar between alder patches, I surveyed the tundra from Ted’s camp. It stretched monotonously in all directions, a vast barren plain broken only by the low rolling hills to the north. It looked like Wyoming antelope country, and during my visit it was nearly as dry. Alaska in May of 2014 was experiencing an unprecedented dry spell. Continue reading Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!

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Kodiak Monster

Hunting Kodiak Island
A beautiful day for hunting.

Since I was a child I have always been in love with hunting. It has been something completely ingrained in my life. My earliest memories are of my grandfather coming back home with his prized trophy, venison.  Not being Continue reading Kodiak Monster

Big Bears On The Big Spit

Our transport to and from the Big Spit.
Our transport to and from the Big Spit.

The float plane just kissed the water in Kiliuda Bay. This was “home” for the next nine days, and my second attempt for a Kodiak Island brown bear. I was headed to the “Big Spit,” and I noted the large, flat landmass protruding into the crystal blue water with a stream dumping into the bay. From where we landed, I saw the ocean only a few miles away through the islands of mountains. Continue reading Big Bears On The Big Spit

Stalking Old Snaggletooth!

Alaskan Brown Bear hunt
The author poses with “Old Snaggletooth”, taken with a .375 Ruger

My 2012 brown bear hunt actually began with Otto Kulm the owner of Pacific Mountain Guides asking, “would you consider doing a brown bear hunt?” Having experienced the excitement of a grizzly hunt in Alaska in 2009, I definitely had an interest. Pacific Mountain Guides does both land and vessel based brown bear hunts out of Cordova. My choice was a vessel-based hunt starting the beginning of May. Continue reading Stalking Old Snaggletooth!