Hunting in Alaska

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131 hunting trips from 29 outfitters starting from $3,475

131 hunts
$3,475 starting from
23 animals
2743mi to the nearest trip

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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 ( 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:

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2024 Spring Grizzly/Black Bear 1x1

9.7 6 reviews
Alaska, United States
Black bear, Grizzly
Trip duration: 7 days
Season: 22 May 2024 - 28 May 2024
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for 7 days, 1 hunter

Baranof Island Blacktailed Deer

9.7 4 reviews
Alaska, United States
Black-tailed deer
Trip duration: 7 days
Season: 1 Nov 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
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for 7 days, 1 hunter

Alaska Brown Bear Hunt

Alaska, United States
Brown bear
Trip duration: 11 days
Season: 20 Aug 2023 - 31 May 2024
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for 11 days, 1 hunter

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