I really don't know YET! It just came out today, I'm hoping it will but I made conntact yesterday and it popped up today. But I really like the paper it say's more than some of the others that is important to alaska.
All I did was say I had books on Amazon and he took care of the rest of it.
Right now there's what they call five hours of darkness, and it's not really dark. In the winter there is five hours of daylight, and it's twenty below outside. You got any thing better to do when it's that cold? O there's a lot of kid's born at a certain time of year up here. LOL
@Inyun no I don't see russkies, but sure see a lot of good Halibut fishing water. And king salmon, silver salmon.
Oddly there are several of us from Alaska on the forum. Maybe there is something to that wintertime writing theory. I live in Anchorage, though, so we don't get the really cold weather, relatively speaking.
@decker61 We don't get that cold here, most winters, but we had seven feet of snow on the ground at one time where I live last winter. But it only got down below zero one time. It gets cold enough for me to stay inside most of the time. Old Bones! I overlook the Kechamack Bay so you know where I live. E. end rd. 1,100 ft. ele.
I live about 75 or 100 miles SW of you. On a clear day, we can both see the Barren Islands. I sometimes have to shoo bears out of my driveway so I can get to my car. My damned dog barks at every bird and squirrel, but when a bear is around she just sits there politely and ignores them. I guess she's smarter than me...
Funny though, the other dogs in the area set off a peculiar whining howl when a bear is around. You can track a bears movements by the dogs catching the scent in various areas. They only make that whine when bears are around. Deer, foxes, people, whatever, just get a bark, but bears get a high-pitched whining howl.
When a bear come's thru, my dog will track it for a long way, if I don't watch him. But if he see's it, he gives the meanest bark you ever heard and won't quit. But there's not many bears right around here. I like the deer hunting where you are at. We take our four wheelers and go way back and camp, then we watch out for the bears when we have a deer hanging. And they like to come right into camp sometimes, and then it can get a little scary, with a thin tent and a bear grunting out side. Most will leave when you yell out, or blow the canned signal horn. And the horn wake's every one up in the tent. LOL
A lantern burning outside keeps most of them away.
When I go I take my .06 and my L.C double 12 gauge, double O buckshot just in case. So far no problem. I would rather hunt those deer with my 30-30 or .22 but the .06 has a little better chance of stopping a bear if need be, it stopped one black bear that was charging me.
You don't want to shoot a bear in "defense of life or property" because it's an enormous pain in the a$$. You have to skin them and the pack out the head and hide (200 pounds) and present it to the F&G people. Have you ever packed 200 pounds? There are almost no roads here, so it's not like you can just toss it in your pickup.
Most "real" Alaskans appreciate this, so we use air horns or pepper spray to back down brown bears. I wrote a whole book about this, and it's selling well...
Bears kill people every year here, but if you know what you are doing (see 75's post) you can usually back them down without getting into a life or death scenario. If not, well, you either get the bear or he gets you.
Edit: Yeah, a shotgun w/slugs is the best the way to go, unless you have a howitzer. The adult male bears way 1200 pounds - :O