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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2019 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 November 2019 30 November 2019
Boat Based Wolf Hunt United States
If setting your sights on the "ultimate predator" is on your list, then come with us through the islands with our boat as your base. This is a trip of patience, as Mr. wolf steadily trots over many miles and the trick is how to find him. With a combination of spot and stalk and calling we have high success for one of the hardest to obtain trophies. As Gary put it "Six wolves charging in, is the highlight of my 70 years of Hunting!"
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 November 2019 30 April 2020
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