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Old 09-15-2008, 08:58 AM
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Default Re: Alaska Silvers

Hi Guy,

Thanks for the information. I camped all over Alaska and it was always at night that the bears paid their visit. We used a 10' x 12' A-wall tent with a sheep herder stove for heat. We cooked in the same tent and never had a bear problem. I do remember one bear hunt that a bear came right up to the outside of our tent. We were in a two man tent at our spike camp. There was a snow patch just out side of our tent that we were using for water. We got up in the morning and a bear had walked right across the snow patch. We never heard a thing. If a bear wanted to get us in that little tent all he had to do was step on us.

Its interesting that on our first bear hunt we wouldn't go to the creek out side of a cabin without a gun. We eventually got to a point that we could sleep through a bear just a few feet from our tent. Brown Bears don't make any effort to be quiet.
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