Tyler Freel is on 10-day brown bear hunt on the Alaskan peninsula. He’s battling tough weather conditions and rugged terrain while trying to take a bear with his recurve bow. Freel will be calling in regularly on a satellite phone to give updates on his hunt. Here’s his first report from day 1 in the bush.

Check back on Live Hunt for more satellite phone call ins. Here’s a list of some of the bear blogs you can find on Live Hunt:

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