Funny when I hear the dogs barking in the summer time, I go out side and have to look out for bears we tend to get a few around hear both brown and black bears even in Anchorage the biggist city here they had to kill a few brown bears in city there and with us living near a salmon river we tend to get them around hear looking for food.
The frist time I when moose hunting my four wheeler broke down so I had to go back to Anchorage for parts, after fixing it I decided to take my wife and my one kid at the time to go with me. We set up the tent and put up a big tarp over it and stupid me I forgot the tent poles but I did have some 2x4's in the bed of the truck so I proped up the tent with them inside the tent, we did no cooking that night and a few hours late we had a brown bear come in and flatten our tent, we were all asleep at the time when the tent fell down, not realizing that a bear had flatten the tent I started resetting the tent up, I then heard something outside grutting at us, I then told my wife to hole on to the 2x4 as I grab the shotgun and turned on the lights from the truck and there was a big brown bear huffing and popping his jaws at me so I fired off two rounds at him with slugs and he ran off. my wife then made me take down the tent and move it to the camp ground down the road as she was hiding in the truck with are kid. Next morning I when't back and found him dead about a hundred feet from are camp, from head to tail he was 8'4" and is now hanging on are wall.
I guess I been lucky so far one of my neighbors down the road wasn't so lucky he got mauled by two young brown bears while hunting in the hills here and was mauled pretty bad his whole face and scalp was torn apart and he showed me the pics of him at the hospital and it was pretty grusum to see and he is in the book of Alaska Bear Tells #2 if you ever get a chance you should read this book about Alaska's bears tells.
Post Edited (freezinginAK) : 12/18/2006 2:14:24 AM (GMT-7)