On the last morning of a ten-day bear hunt in Kiliuda Bay on Kodiak Island, my dad and I were feeling fairly spent, as well as dehydrated, sunburnt and a bit dejected about not having gotten close to
It all started innocently enough. Three friends exploring the island for fish and game. Crazy Feet held two black bear tags, while Mac was focused on the Prince of Wales blacktail. Wally was there to
The smallest of North America’s bears (an average male weighs approximately 180 to 200 pounds in the spring), the black bear (Ursus americanus) occurs over most of the forested areas of t
While formerly listed separately by taxonomists, Alaska’s brown and grizzly bears are actually classified as a single species, Ursus arctos. That includes the famously oversized bruins of Kodiak
Spring Bear Stroganoff by Tiffany Haugen Years ago our oldest son was excited to cook up “Daddy’s bear.” Although he can be a picky eater, he’s usually willing to try any type of wild game.
Bear Thirty: Monster Bruins and the Coast by Ryan Schmidt As we wait for the weather to clear, the winds to die down and the rain to let up, I begin wondering what the next ten days will hold for us o