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Live Hunt: Alaska Black Bear Season Highlights

Live Hunt: Alaska Black Bear Season Highlights

We took a ton of great bears in interior Alaska this spring, including two that will make the Pope and Young record book. See the highlights of my season here.
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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

When I'm hunting with a rifle, sometimes I don't carry a handgun (especially if there is another guy with a rifle with me). When i do, I carry a .357 mag with solids or a 10mm. No handgun really has the knockdown power to stop bears unless it's a perfect shot, so it's basically just better than nothing. I only use something I can shoot accurately and fast, and can shoot with one hand if i have to.

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from antler-king wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

What handgun if any do you carry on your bear hunts?

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 41 weeks ago

Thanks MazPower, just be persistent and things will fall into place! ....i noticed that as well haha! we were on little sleep and soaking wet, he does smile occasionally...haha!

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Congrats on the great season Tyler, and thanks for the cool video and trailcam pics.

I'm crazy jealous since my bear count is still 0. Some day...

p.s. Does your Dad ever smile?

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Bear meat can be very good depending on the bear and how it is prepared, but the 3 bear limit is due to the very large population of black bears in the interior...they are pretty devastating to the moose calves and the AK dept of fish and game has set the limit so that they can be properly managed...although few hunters kill 3 in a year. With so many people here that depend on moose for their years supply of meat, predator management is very important. In many hard to hunt areas, there is literally zero moose calf survival because of out of control bear populations.

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from rpconno67 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Is bear meat really that tasty, that hunters can can shoot three each?

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Awesome story and pics. Its great to see a family able to enjoy the great outdoors and harvest some real trophy animals.

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from Scott Hall wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Congratulations to you and your family on some great hunts. Thanks for sharing your story with those of us who have not been so fortunate to be able to hunt these magnificent animals.

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from The Captain wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Great gallery. Bears are extremely interesting creatures.

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from Scott Hall wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Congratulations to you and your family on some great hunts. Thanks for sharing your story with those of us who have not been so fortunate to be able to hunt these magnificent animals.

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from The Captain wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Great gallery. Bears are extremely interesting creatures.

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from 25-06 guy wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Awesome story and pics. Its great to see a family able to enjoy the great outdoors and harvest some real trophy animals.

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from rpconno67 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Is bear meat really that tasty, that hunters can can shoot three each?

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Congrats on the great season Tyler, and thanks for the cool video and trailcam pics.

I'm crazy jealous since my bear count is still 0. Some day...

p.s. Does your Dad ever smile?

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

When I'm hunting with a rifle, sometimes I don't carry a handgun (especially if there is another guy with a rifle with me). When i do, I carry a .357 mag with solids or a 10mm. No handgun really has the knockdown power to stop bears unless it's a perfect shot, so it's basically just better than nothing. I only use something I can shoot accurately and fast, and can shoot with one hand if i have to.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 41 weeks ago

Thanks MazPower, just be persistent and things will fall into place! ....i noticed that as well haha! we were on little sleep and soaking wet, he does smile occasionally...haha!

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from antler-king wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

What handgun if any do you carry on your bear hunts?

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 42 weeks ago

Bear meat can be very good depending on the bear and how it is prepared, but the 3 bear limit is due to the very large population of black bears in the interior...they are pretty devastating to the moose calves and the AK dept of fish and game has set the limit so that they can be properly managed...although few hunters kill 3 in a year. With so many people here that depend on moose for their years supply of meat, predator management is very important. In many hard to hunt areas, there is literally zero moose calf survival because of out of control bear populations.

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