Blaine Anthony Alaskan Bear Hunt
Blaine Anthony, AKA The Bear Whisperer, host of The Bear Whisperer television show aired on the Sportsman Channel, travels throughout North America in search of the most dangerous and misunderstood big game animals. On this trip he is on an Alaskan bear hunt.
Considered to be one of the only “true” bear conservationist employing real conservation methods such as tagging, tracking and maybe the most important conservation efforts of all, hunting.
The Hunt Plan
This trip started like every other, meeting in Homer, a small city on Kachemak Bay on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, to board the yacht. This five-day trip takes us 125 miles South-West around the coastline then North-East towards Nuka Island where there is no civilization, no cell phone reception, just complete untouched Alaska wilderness.
Alaska is over populated with Black Bear and with more and more animals such as Grizzly bears moving in, their food and range is being diminished. A black bear can live 30 years or more, so it doesn’t take long before they over populate.
The other advantage of hunting is the great table fare it provides and when we arrive back to land, there are always native Alaskans waiting for us who need the meat to survive Alaska’s brutal winters. The meat is never wasted and tastes delicious.
This year I will be hunting with my custom YHM 6.8spc rifle topped with my Hawke Optics Endurance scope. Probably one of the most important pieces of equipment I have with me is my Hawke Sapphire binoculars, not only do I have to be able to spot and judge bears at extremely long distances, it gives me the ability to enjoy nature at its finest watching everything from wales and seals in the ocean to wolverines and grizzly bears on shore.