Black bear hunts take place on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. Prince of Wales Island produces more trophy size black bear than anywhere else in Canada or the U.S.. My hunts are boat-based on a forty-two foot cruiser as base camp and then spotting and stalking from small skiffs. I hunt the beaches, tidal flats and estuaries for bears. I have been guiding on P.O.W. for over ten years and every year take one bear with over a twenty one inch skull and have taken several over eight foot squared. The largest skull size was twenty-two and three-sixteenths taken in the fall of '06.
May 28 - June 2
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