By Linda Powell (Mossberg Director of Media Relations)
John and I felt that we were better prepared for this year’s bear hunt, knowing what to pack and having spent a bit more time with our Patriot rifles chambered in 375 Ruger. With our gear loaded on the float plane, we enjoyed the 45 minute flight into the Togiak Wildlife Refuge.
This time our bear camp was located in an area with multiple lakes feed by salmon-filled streams and high tundra bursting with ripe berries – blueberries, cranberries and crowberries. Favorites for bears preparing for a long, hard winter.
Our “home away from home” was located on a land-locked lake, so we would not disturb the areas that we planned to hunt. Our first afternoon was spent enjoying the bluebird day, incredible scenery and settling into camp as you are not allowed to hunt the same day that you fly in Alaska.
We were anxious for the next morning to arrive….