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Prince William Sound Bear Hunt -- finally, success!

By Troutnut on May 28th, 2013

Photos by Troutnut from Prince William Sound in Alaska

We saw very few bears along the shore, and had to climb up on the mountain to go after them. Exceptions were the very first bear we saw on the trip, which we didn't get, and this one spotted during the raft trip back to camp with my bear. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
We saw very few bears along the shore, and had to climb up on the mountain to go after them. Exceptions were the very first bear we saw on the trip, which we didn't get, and this one spotted during the raft trip back to camp with my bear.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 28, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
School of baitfish near camp. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
School of baitfish near camp.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 28, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Troutnut's first bear! From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Troutnut's first bear!
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 28, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Working my way down the mountain with a backpack full of bear. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Working my way down the mountain with a backpack full of bear.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 28, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Eelgrass showing at low tide. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Eelgrass showing at low tide.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 28, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Bear backstraps roasting over the campfire. From Prince William Sound in Alaska.
Bear backstraps roasting over the campfire.
StateAlaska
Date TakenMay 28, 2013
Date AddedJun 8, 2013
AuthorTroutnut

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PaulRobertsJune 16th, 2013, 8:35 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1688
Congrats, Jason.
OldredbarnJune 14th, 2013, 9:59 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2537
Tony, Eric, Bruce, and Louis...Spoiled me this spring and I fished 6 streams with them in 11 days. Shawny stopped by to say hello when we were fishing Spring Creek...Also fished The Little J,Penn's Creek, the Letort, Yellow Breeches, and Big Spring.

Great time!
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
TroutnutJune 14th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
You been keeping a bird list at all? I'm sure that if you were you could knock off some birds most folks would never have a chance to see.


One of my hunting partners kept a bird list from this trip, I'll ask him for it.

Did you see my PA Trip post...We fished high and low and couldn't find Gonzo...:)


Didn't see that yet... I haven't kept up on reading the forum unfortunately.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
OldredbarnJune 14th, 2013, 3:35 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2537
Great stuff Jason! Awesome! You are sure going to be one spoiled puppy when they chase you out of there. Flatland just isn't going to cut it anymore.

You been keeping a bird list at all? I'm sure that if you were you could knock off some birds most folks would never have a chance to see.

I was thinking about tying you up a muddler for those sculpins until I saw that big one...This old dry-fly guy just doesn't have a hook big enough for it. :)

I said to my wife, "We should visit Alaska." and showed her your pics and she said, "OK"...Hmmmm.

There may be a book...maybe a diary in your future for all that you have been able to do up there. How long has it been now? You have been up there for some time!

Did you see my PA Trip post...We fished high and low and couldn't find Gonzo...:)

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
TroutnutJune 14th, 2013, 3:13 pm
Administrator
Fairbanks, AK

Posts: 2375
I've been really busy working on finishing my dissertation. Some friends invited me along for this bear hunt in Prince William Sound though and I couldn't pass it up. It was an awesome trip.

Check out the blog section of the site (main page) for some nice pictures from the other days of the hunt.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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