by Cory Glauner
Last spring (2012), Cory went on a 10-day Alaska brown bear hunt on the Alaska Peninsula with his client, Bruce Templeton.
Brown bear hunting on the Alaska Peninsula switches from a Spring to a Fall hunt every other year. Even numbered years are spring brown bear hunts and take place May 10-25. Odd number years are the fall brown bear hunts which take place October 1-20.
If you want to go on a brown bear hunt, be prepared to do a lot of glassing. It is an exercise in patience, but so worth it when you finally spot the one.
Notice the finger? I cut it off 3 days before I left for the hunt. I was kind of miserable to say the least, but I wasn’t gonna let that stop me. (Duct tape rocks!)
I spent A LOT of time looking at this view… a lot.
The scenery wasn’t bad…
Tundra intrigued me.
I didn’t realize that tundra consisted of multiple species. And it’s beautiful if you look closely. Walking through it… well, that sucks.
The weather couldn’t make up it’s mind. It was cold, hot, windy, calm, rainy…. glad I had my Kryptek Gear.
Here is a gear list that I put together from my hunt.
I realize that this picture makes it look like I’m cold… but I’m just trying to stay out of the sun.
The next day I was sure to bring my hat…. but the sun didn’t shine that day. Figures…
I thought we would be staying in tents, but we stayed in this hunting shack along the creek. I didn’t complain, I’ve spent plenty of time in tents before.
Stories of past hunts were written everywhere. It was cool.
I try to keep a journal on every hunt I go on.
Bruce layin’ down the Thunder on a monster brown bear.
We found the bear evicting… and eating the beavers.
Just over TEN FEET! Awesome bear!
This did the job.
I wasn’t a ton of help because of my finger. That bothered me, but forced me to get good video.
The bullet held together pretty well.
Wow. That’s all I have to say about that.
What a cool experience. Next time it’s my turn!