Bear – Alaskan Peninsula
The Alaskan Peninsula is well known for big bears. It supports a high bear population and some of the biggest bears ever taken have come from this bear infested hunting area. Wise game management policies the last 40 years have guaranteed large numbers of mature bears for sport hunters. The Peninsula maintains a once-every-other-season, both spring and fall. For instance, it is open in even years in the spring and odd years in the fall.
This area is a one bear every four years region.
Hunting camps on the Peninsula typically consist of cabins or lodges located along the ocean or lakes or perhaps remote tent spike camps. The Peninsula is divided by a large mountain range running its entire length. Elevations of these mountain tops runs from sea level up to 3,000 feet.
This mountainous area provides excellent winter denning sites and the numerous rivers that come from these mountains provide the bears with a variety of salmon species, the key to bear growth. On the Peninsula hunters can expect to find bears on large tundra flats or up on the highest, steepest mountains around. Bears are where you find them. Some bears are spotted at great distances and can never be reached, while others can be intercepted or stalked more easily. Weather is a huge factor. The strong wind blows a great deal on the Alaska Peninsula. Hunters should be prepared for considerable walking and a great deal of patience as with any other bear hunt. Good optics are a must, as well as rain gear and hip boots.