There are some really good spring black bear hunts in the Prince William Sound. Also a spring float hunt on the Porqupine or Yukon works well. Quite a few guys hunt around Girdwood, Portage and Spencer Glacier area.
not really i was thinking pow island sounds intererting for a 1st time black bear trip but actually not having been there its really open for suggestions. I think i can get away for 5-8days iin late april /may.
Sorry jp I can't help much with POW island. I've been there, but never hunted. It gets a lot of use, but appears to be a pretty good destination. There are lots of roads for easy access to good hunting grounds and you find all essential supplies on the island in Craig. I wouldn't classify it as a remote or "wilderness" hunt, but if you can get away from the crowds (I would bet you can), it should be fun.
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