Sasquatch

We finished our 2011 spring black bear season a few days ago. We took a bunch of good bears at Alaska Hunting Specialist camp at Icy Bay Alaska. Seven of the eighteen we took were seven foot or better and fourteen made book. I’ll be doing a few more post on the...

Spring bear, Icy Bay Alaska

Spring bear season is in full swing here at Icy Bay. So far the Alaska Hunting Specialist crew is  batting a thousand three  bears over seven foot and the rest over six foot six. I’m working some stories on individual hunts, but with one computer in camp and...
Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

    Actually there weren’t any lions or tigers just bears, lots of bears. Alaska Hunting Specialist spring black bear season here at Icy Bay started out with a bang. Our first group of six bear hunters took six bears in four days ranging from a not so shabby...

Murphy and Hunting Camp

Murphy’s Law: If something can go wrong it will and he will do it at the worst possible time. Trying to get a hunting camp together  before clients arrive is about the worst time to be entertaining an unruly guest like Murphy.  We got to Alaska’s Hunting...

The Continuing Saga of the Iconic Wolf

A wolf  is a killing machine. That is how they make their living. Back in the days of Red Ridinghood folks knew a wolf for what it was, an opportunistic killer. As such that was how he was dealt with, if he messed with Red’s livestock he was removed from the picture....

Snowin’ in April

Just when we thought it was safe to start thinking about our garden I woke up to six inches of new snow , six inches  on top of the nearly five left from winter. I don’t mind it to much since I’m not in that big of a hurry for the snow to go just yet. I...

Alaska’s Lone Ranger Congressman Tells It Like It Is.

While most of the lower 48 is putting in or getting ready to put their gardens most of us in Alaska are fighting break up. March and April is the time of the year when snow is at it’s best, so that is when we get our firewood and building logs in for the year....

Baitem 907

    Baiting black bear has got to be one of the most fun ways of hunting black bears. It not only gives you a way to look over your trophy, if you are lucky and get several bears working your stand you can watch how they interact. It also gives you an opportunity to...

Winter Trekkin’

Mid-winter is my family’s favorite time of the year the highbush cranberry and alder is covered with a few feet of snow so we can go almost anywhere. Eight months out of the year they are so thick you have to hack your way around, with several feet of snow covering...

Another one of them days………

Yesterday was one of those days, I got up at 4:30 got dressed for the day then went down stairs and got the fires started, so far so good. While the stoves were warming up I walked over start the laptop and light the oil lights then head back to the stove where all...