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For those with a naturalist streak, few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park created by the 1912 eruption of the Novarupta volcano, to the windswept Aleutian Islands that make a 1,000-mile sweep toward Asia.

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I was in Alaska from April 30 to May 14 with my son. We spent the entire time with an outfitter who works out of Cordova. We each had a 10 day sport fishing license...and althought we experienced rain just about every day, it was still an experience I will never forget. We saw sea otters, eagles, coyotes, black tailed deer and lots of bears. Although we went halibut fishing, we did not catch any because it was still early in the season. We did catch quill backs that were very good eating. We even got to see the Copper River salmon fleet stationed in Cordova head out on the first day for the red salmon...I believe the plane rides with the bush pilots were awsome as one cannot begin to describe the scenery. Alaska is indeed an incredible place to visit.

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