Let the season begin!
As dawn broke this morning on a beautiful yet chilly morning here in Southeast Alaska I found myself once again cruising south down the Gastineau canal headed for our old hunting grounds on Admiralty island. Today starts my ninth season aboard the Northern Star cruising the western shores of Admiralty in search of giant Bruins. The boat is fully stocked with provisions and all set for a month of adventure; ready for whatever this spring season may bring. It is good to be out again with my old hunting partner Hans Beartle and his wife Natalya for yet another spring spent in search of big brown bears.