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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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Fall Black Bear Hunt 1x1 United States
Our abundant black bear population contains a very high percentage of color-phase bears. Most fall black bears will be above 2,000 feet of elevation, and they are very active during daylight hours. Black Bear and Mt. Goat can be booked as a combination high country hunt. Mountain boots are a requirement when hunting Black Bears in the fall. Hunters should arrive a day before a hunt starts, and depart a day after it ends.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 15 Oct 2020
Caribou 1x1 5 day Hunt 2020 United States
We’re hunting the Central Arctic Herd of Caribou in the Southern Slopes of the Brooks Range as they migrate to the Southern edge of their range for the winter months. Over the preceding 5 seasons, this herd has passed right through our hunting area during this time period, with thousands of animals pouring right through our camps! This 5 day, fully guided 1X1 hunt should give you plenty of time to harvest a quality Bull Caribou in some of the most beautiful mountains Alaska has to offer. Grizzlies can be harvested as a secondary animal if desired, a trophy fee will apply. Access is via company owned light aircraft equipped with tundra tires so we can access the most difficult landing areas. Accommodations will be comfortable 8X8 Arctic Ovens with cots to protect you from the freezing nights and snowfall that can come this time of year.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 26 Sep 2020 30 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 2019 30 Nov 2019
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