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Has anyone hunted Prince of Wales Island, AK for black bear

My friend and I are going bear hunting on Prince of Wales, Alaska in the spring and was wondering if anyone has hunted there.  Where do you recommend we go on the island and any tips on how to hunt POW would be helpful.  Thanks

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Bear hunt

Sorry I haven't been there since spring 88, we hunted from a boat and cruised the bays on the east side [the protected side] really didn't get to far from the ferry terminal at Hollis.We were on a long weekend and saw 11 bears in 2 1/2 days.

 Alex

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I would be glad to help i hunted bear there in 2009 need to know what part you plan to stay in  but really the whole island is good this is a great do it yourself hunt but dont go to early best time would be end of may or first part of june.we went early may for 6 days saw 7 bear i killed a nice boar on the last day lots of clearcuts you can drive and walk and glass for weeks if i could afford the airline tickets i would do this hunt every year but next spring will be the last of the over the counter tags it will going to a draw system so go while you can. o.k now for what i think was one of the best places was a place called salt chuck mine it is a hugh bay flat when the tide goes out there is lots of tasty bear morisles laying everywhere if you hunted just here every day you would do well. i could go on and on as you can tell this place left an impression i will never forget hope to go again someday..let me know if i can help some more..charlie

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cgates wrote:

My friend and I are going bear hunting on Prince of Wales, Alaska in the spring and was wondering if anyone has hunted there.  Where do you recommend we go on the island and any tips on how to hunt POW would be helpful.  Thanks

 

I can't offer any advice from first hand experience but a friend hunted there glassing from a boat and stalking spring bear.  He got an amazing bear.  So I think you will have a great hunt.  Be sure to tell us all about it and share pics when you get back. 

Good hunting! MIke

 

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