View Full Version : North to Alaska!

May 2, 2007, 07:23 PM
3 Days and counting! Heading to the Petersburg area for some black bear hunting on Saturday. Hope this will be the first of many adventures in AK. If I have any luck I'll be sure to post some pictures of my experience.

May 2, 2007, 07:27 PM
good luck, and happy hunting.

May 2, 2007, 07:30 PM
Bring rain gear ;)


May 2, 2007, 08:24 PM
And from every nature show I have ever seen bug spray and a bee keepers hat (can't think of what they are called).

May 2, 2007, 08:49 PM
You bastage! JK, good luck and good hunting!

May 2, 2007, 09:07 PM
Wildalaska, I got the good stuff so I'm told for rain gear. I splurged and bought HH Impertech, was told by several of the residents of your State that this stuff was the best.

Thanks everyone for the send off, I'll be happy just to be there.

May 4, 2007, 07:06 PM
I'll second WildAlaska's caution about clothing, especially if you camp out. I backpacked for 3 weeks in Alaska one summer years ago (Glacier Bay, Denali and Wrangell St Elias, 1 week each). It rained every day but one, and the average daytime highs (in late July and early August) were in the high 40's and low 50s, and we even got some snow (better than cold rain).

We were fine, but we had GoreTex and poly fleece underneath to keep us reasonably warm and dry for the trip. The weather sucked, but it was beautiful up there! We saw many large critters, up close and personal as well.

May 5, 2007, 12:17 AM
Don't feed the bears!

May 6, 2007, 08:08 AM
Good luck!! Post some pics:D

May 6, 2007, 12:25 PM
Awsome you are living the dream. One day we'll make it to....alaska....cough cough.............

May 10, 2007, 09:02 PM
Hey guys, not back to post a report yet but wanted you to know how the first two days went.

Me on the first day!
My friend on the second day!

May 11, 2007, 07:38 AM


Nice Contender too, what caliber?

Enjoy the hunt and keep us updated.

May 11, 2007, 04:05 PM
The Contender used by my friend was a .358JDJ and he took his bear @ 205 yards. I was very impressed with the performance of his handgun. My friend lives just south of Rochester NY.