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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!

Florida Black Bear Season To Re-open After 21 Years

blackbearAfter 21 years of closure, the Florida black bear season is set to reopen the last week of October 2015.

The final Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) hearing to reopen the season will be held in Sarasota the week of June 23, 2015. Continue reading Florida Black Bear Season To Re-open After 21 Years

North Carolina’s Coastal Giants

coastalgiantsbearincornfieldThe sub-zero, bone-chilling gale was so unusual for coastal North Carolina. We were seeing just a small fraction of the number of black bears that I had previously seen while scouting, and I couldn’t help but be Continue reading North Carolina’s Coastal Giants

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