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If I had to choose the classic North American big game hunt, it would be a brown bear hunt. These giant omnivores live in spectacular coastal environments and can weigh up to 1,500 pounds! I guide on the Alaska Peninsula, which is home to some of the largest brown bears in the world. Spring hunts take place as the bears are coming out of their dens and boars are looking to rut. Fall hunts are conducted at the end of the salmon spawns while bears are typically concentrated on streams as they ready themselves for another winter of hibernation. Hunts are tailored to suit each individual hunter. I have personally seen over 30 different bears in one day! 10-foot, record book bears are taken every year. Hunters have enjoyed 100% opportunity. Bears average 9 ½-foot. While the bears aren’t as big or as numerous as on the Alaska Peninsula, Southwest Alaska offers a more affordable brown bear option. Opportunity is still very high; a good hunt for a very reasonable price.