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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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Brown Bear - 2020, Alaskan Peninsula United States
The low hunting pressure in the Sugarloaf exclusive guide use area gives hunters a great chance at harvesting potential record book brown bears that travel into and out of the Katmai Park, where hunting is prohibited. With the large concentrations of brown bears moving throughout the preserve, helps harbor some of the largest brown bears in the state. With a limited amount of permits and pressure, we focus on mature boars in the 9 foot class, with bears averaging over 9’10 for the last 5 years. With ten foot bears around, patience is the name of the game. We offer one 12 day hunt option, the 12 day hunt consists of 10 full days of hunting and the extra two days are used for travel in and out of the field. Wolf harvest in the spring is at no extra charge, as long as the hunting season is open. Option 1: May 9th – May 20th - Hunters should expect to fly into Anchorage on May 7th and to King Salmon on May 8th. Transportation into the field will occur on May 9th for the start of the season on May 10th. Transportation out of the field will be on May 20th. Lodging in the field One 10 x 10 sleep tent and a 10 x 10 or 8 x 8 cook tent will be used. 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 mostly of fresh cooked meals and then freeze dried meals towards hunts end. Modifications can be made upon request.
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 9 May 2020 26 May 2020
Free Range Plains Bison Draw Hunt United States
THIS IS A DRAWING HUNT ( HUNT # DI454). APPLICATION PERIOD IS FROM NOVEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 15 FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. This is a once in a lifetime drawing hunt that takes place on the East side of the Copper River on private land inside the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Snowmobiles are used to access the area during February and March when the Bison come down from the mountains to feed along windblown bluffs near the river. This is a tough but rewarding hunt. I strongly encourage anyone interested in this hunt to begin putting in now as it usually takes several years to draw a tag. Non residents can only draw one bison tag per lifetime. Accommodations consist of a rustic bunkhouse and hearty home cooked meals.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 28 Feb 2020 31 Mar 2020
Yacht Based Sitka Black Tailed Deer 2019 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 2019 31 Dec 2019
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