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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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2020 Moose hunt United States
This is a 12 day trip, with 10 full days of hunting, September 5th – 16th. On top of the large moose in our exclusive area, wolf and wolverine harvest are at NO charge as long as the required permits through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are purchased prior to the hunt and the seasons are open. Hunt options: We have a base camp/spike camp option for moose hunting. Our camps are all accessed via bush plane on wheels or floats, located in a prime glassing spot overlooking meadows, lakes and ponds. Hunters should fly into Anchorage on September 3rd and to King Salmon the morning of September 4th. Transportation into the field will occur on September 5th for the start legal hunting on September 6th. Transportation out of the field will be on September 16th, or before if animal is harvested. All weather depending. Commercial flights from King Salmon to Anchorage should be scheduled with a refundable ticket for the morning of September 18th. All guides have CPR and First Aid training and advanced courses in medical training (example – wilderness first responder or wilderness first aid). All guides will have and carry with them into the field each day: satellite phones, personal locator beacons, and GPS to provide a very safe hunt. Lodging in the field: One 10 x 10 sleep tent and a 8 x 8 cook tent will be used(or similar). Tents will be of the highest quality and include Alaska Tent and Tarp Arctic Ovens, Bombshelter tents, Cabela’s Outfitter tents or a combination. Meals will consist of fresh cooked and freeze dried meals. Modifications can be made upon request.
Trip duration: 13 days
Hunting season: 5 Sep 2020 16 Sep 2020
Baranof Island Blacktailed Deer United States
From Sitka you will travel to some of the most remote and highly populated bear islands in the world. Our hunts are often boat-based, spotting and stalking trophy animals, such as Black and Brown Bears, Sitka Black-Tailed Deer, and Mountain Goats, on the shores and mountains of Southeast Alaska's Baranof and Prince of Wales Islands. Here the waters team with halibut, salmon, crab and shrimp, bringing your prey to you. The beauty and abundance of wild life will make this hunt a unique wilderness adventure.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020
Alaska Brown Bear Hunt United States
Nushagak River: Unit 17 - This river represents one of the most important fishery habitats in southwest Alaska. This pristine area has scattered forest of spruce with open tundra flats and rolling hills. The high river bluffs make short hikes for glassing animals easy. Huge runs of salmon start running up river in early June. Char, Trout, Dollies, and Grayling also fill the river.All five species of salmon spawn in the Nushagak River, which makes it prime in brown bear hunting. Our brown bear hunts take place in Southwest Alaska, in game management Unit 17, on the Nushagak/Mulchatna rivers. There is a 2 brown bear limit for nonresidents, and the season is open on August 20 until May 31. We hunt trophy brown bears in the spring from May 1-May 31. What will you expect on a day of hunting bears with me? We will hunt in the hills and float the rivers and back creeks. The area has the largest concentration of wild salmon spawning in the world, so there are plenty of opportunities to find bears along the river or up in the hills (where they feed on berries). The brown bears that we take will range from 8-10 feet. Our brown bear hunts have high success Experienced Alaskan guides are there to make sure you are getting the most out of your hunting experience We have spring brown bears hunts and fall brown bears hunts every year We hunt in a 2 bear area Use jet boats to increase our range We have comfortable, fully equipped cabins Large, remote areas of state land for hunting brown bear No outfitting pressure Great salmon fishing during fall moose/bear combo hunt
Trip duration: 11 days
Hunting season: 20 Aug 2019 31 May 2020
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