Final numbers haven’t been tallied yet, but the spring bear hunt in the Bristol Bay region looks to have been a solid one.
“(We) had a lot of very satisfied, happy hunters," said King Salmon-based Fish and Game biologist Chris Peterson.
Some 200 brown bears were harvested during the spring hunt. She says that helped to balance out a fall hunt that was a bit slower. Most of the harvest took place in Unit 9E on the Alaska Peninsula. Peterson says a healthy harvest this spring follows reports from recent seasons that the population might be dipping down a bit.