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About hunting in Alaska
The word Alaska means “The Great Land,” and the state’s nickname is “The Last Frontier.” Both are appropriate monikers for a state containing huge swaths of wild country and uninhabited areas—a true hunter’s paradise, home to North America’s largest and most sought-after game animals. Covering 365,000,000 acres, an area one-fifth the size of the entire United States, Alaska has plenty of room for the adventurous hunter to roam. Alaska has more than a dozen species of big-game animals as well as excellent small game and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Big-game species include bison, caribou, elk, muskox, wolves, black bears, Dall sheep, moose, brown and grizzly bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and mountain goats. Most hunting in Alaska occurs between August and October, but bears may be taken in either fall or spring in some locations. Alaska requires nonresidents hunting brown/grizzly bears, Dall sheep, or mountain goats to be accompanied by an Alaska-licensed guide or by an Alaska resident at least 19 years of age who is a close relative, defined as within the "second degree of kindred.” Nonresident aliens are required to have a guide to hunt any big-game animal in Alaska. All big-game guides in Alaska must be licensed by the state. For some hunts in Alaska, it is possible to hire a transporter instead of a guide. These are licensed individuals and companies who help hunters get to remote areas by bush plane, boat, horse, ATV, snow machine, etc. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game (adfg.alaska.gov) has an excellent website with in-depth information about hunting in the state. Check the site for specific license and tag requirements for each species. The Alaska Professional Hunters Association is another great source of information about Alaska: alaskaprohunter.org.
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Yacht Based Sitka Black Tailed Deer 2020 United States
Hunting the secretive Sitka Black-tail Deer in the rainforests of southeastern Alaska is a relaxing, yet rather stimulating hunt. Hunts are taken in November, during the peak of the rut, or December, post-rut. Rut conditions and/or snow generally bring the deer down near sea level, however, hunters should be prepared to hike in a forest environment. Hunting is a walk-then-sit style. Bucks during the rut often readily respond to a doe or fawn bleat, coming to a simple call; often at very close range, making for an exciting experience. Post-rut hunts are more spot-and stalk type hunts with shots ranging 100-300 yards. Weather to expect in November/December:Rain/Snow mixture with temperatures in the low teens to low 40's. Daylight is low, morning light arrives about 7:30 am with evening darkness returning by 3:30 pm. Our Sitka black-tailed deer hunt are 6 days of hunting, travel days extra. Price per hunter is $ 8,000, non-hunter fee $4,750. Please inquire for available dates!
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 1 Nov 2020 31 Dec 2020
2020 Sea Duck Hunting United States
Sea duck hunting on the Alaska Peninsula is an amazing experience. Whether we are shooting from the beach that separates the Bering Sea from Herendeen Bay or from a layout boat in the protected waters of Nelson Lagoon, we are hunting the largest biomass of Pacific Eiders that can be found anywhere in Alaska! Our unique location on this narrow spit of sand affords us extremely rare opportunities to hunt these largest of all Northern Hemisphere ducks over land as they fly from one mussel bed to another. The Common Pacific Eider is the most prolific species in this area. The Long tailed duck (Old Squaw) and Common Scooter are a couple of species that our water fowling guest also find desirable. Ptarmigan hunting also helps to round out the week. The Ptarmigan in this area of the Alaska Peninsula are Willow Ptarmigan and their numbers are very high. These birds are nearly in full winter colors during the month of November. Our staff of professional guides & our marketing partners literally cannot over emphasize safety in all aspects of our operations. There are very few places in the world that can offer Pacific Common Eider (V-Nigra) hunts with a fair to moderate chance of successfully taking one or two fine specimen. In most locations that offer eider hunts, there is usually a great risk involved to the hunter or there just aren’t enough birds to sustain even the slightest bit of commercial pressure. The Pacific Eider hunts that we offer in Nelson Lagoon, Alaska are both safe and there are thousands of accessible birds. Hunters who wish to duck hunt should bring their own shotgun and steel shot. Hunters interested in duck hunting can purchase their Alaskan licenses online from the Alaska Fish and Game website
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020
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