We have three fresh subscriber reports on Alaska
this month. The first comes from a very happy and enthusiastic Robert A. Young who hunted grizzly in Kotzebue Sound with outfitter Dave Leonard and guide Henry Tiffany of Mountain Monarchs of Alaska
(907-252-4952). Despite losing two hunting days to broken snow machines, Young had nothing but praise for Leonard and Tiffany. "Dave does it again! We had a slow start with mechanical problems, but when we got to hunting, things moved along great. Hunting in the most beautiful place on earth, I took a great arctic grizzly that squared out at eight feet five inches. I hope to hunt with Dave and Henry again.… And again.… And again."
Young says that he saw two to five bears each day during his April 22-30 hunt. He also saw numerous wolves. "We saw two separate packs that numbered 13 each. All but two of them were black," he says. Weather was normal for this time of year with daytime temperatures hovering in the upper 30s. Nights were cold. Hunting was conducted spot and stalk. "We'd ride a 35-mile loop on snowmobiles, stopping every now and again to glass. If we saw something worth getting closer to, we'd walk. In some areas, we had to use snowshoes.....