Huge Coastal Brown Bears - Alaska
Exclusive Guide Concession in the Katmai Preserve - Sugarloaf Area - Fall 2017 / Spring 2018
This exclusive guide use area is located in the Preserves part of the Katmai National Park and Preserve called the Sugarloaf area, and consists of around 220 continuous square miles. The entire southern and eastern boundary of the Sugarloaf borders the Katmai National Park where no hunting is allowed.
The western boundary is the Alagnek River that harbors a large run of salmon into the various lakes and streams throughout the Sugarloaf. This outfitter was the first to commercially outfit and guide in this exclusive area in May of 2014, prior to that there had been no guided opportunity since 2007. 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.
This is a 12 day trip with 10 full days of hunting (1x1 guided) the extra two days are used for travel in and out of the field. This trophy area harbors 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’ plus range, bears have averaged 9 ½ plus feet in the past. With ten foot bears around, patience is the name of the game.
Spring / May 10 - 31
Fall / Oct. 1 - 22
Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear
We offer hunts for coastal Brown Bear, Alaska/Yukon Moose and Wolf on the South central portion of the Alaska Peninsula, situated in world famous Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge. This outfitter operates in a Federal Guide Use Area, under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Use Permit. Being a Federal Guide Area, he's the only one permitted to guide hunters in this location.
Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge (APNWR)
Alaska Peninsula NWR, which altogether encompasses 5,568 square miles, is some of the most pristine, remote, untouched wilderness in all of Alaska. It will certainly leave a lasting impression on you. Once you see the sheer expanse and vastness of this area, you will never forget it. Simply put, there is nowhere else like it.
This guide area, which consists of the upper King Salmon River, Mother Goose Lake and the waters which drain into it, and up to Chiginagak Volcano, is part of the Aleutian Range of mountains, and constitutes part of the Ring of Fire. From camp you can see Chiginagak Volcano a mere 7 miles away which rises out high above the surrounding mountains to 7,287 ft. This volcano is still active and can be seen venting steam daily. Hot springs can be found near its base. It is truly spectacular country!!!
Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear / Spring 2018, 2020 / Fall 2017, 2019:
$19,500 - 1x1 / 10 Day hunt
* Wolf no charge
Hunter is responsible for license and tag fees - $585.00 non resident.
Additional fees include $2,000 air charter fee.
Brooks Range - ANWR Grizzly Bear
We offer hunts for Dall Sheep, Grizzly Bear, Barren Ground Caribou and Wolf in the North East portion of the Brooks Range Mountains, situated in world famous Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Our outfitter operates in a Sole Guide Use Area, under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Use Permit. The guide area is located in the Mollie Beattie Wilderness portion of the Refuge. The Mollie Beattie is the second largest wilderness area in the U.S., which is approximately 8 million acres.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)
Arctic Refuge, which altogether encompasses nearly 20 million acres, is some of the most pristine, remote, untouched wilderness in all of Alaska. It will certainly leave a lasting impression on you. Once you see the sheer expanse and vastness of this area, you will never forget it. Simply put, there is nowhere else like it.
The guide area, consists of the Hulahula River and waters which drain into it, is bordered by the Franklin Mountains to the West and the Romanzof Mountains to the East. To the South is the Continental Divide and due North is the Arctic Ocean. This area has some of the highest most rugged peaks in the entire Brooks Range, including Mount Chamberlin (8,901 ft) and Mount Michelson (8,855 ft) and Okpilak Glacier. It is truly spectacular country. The main valley of the Hulahula River is about 2500 ft and we spend most of our time at this elevation, taking most of our sheep at the 4,000 to 5,500 ft range. This portion of the Brooks Range has excellent mountain habitat which has supported some of the highest sheep population densities in the entire range.
Brooks Range Grizzly Bear / August 19 - 30:
Caribou trophy fee: $3,500
Dall Sheep Trophy fee: $10,500
Wolf No Charge
Hunter is responsible for hunt license and tags.
Additional fees include a $1500 air charter.
Western Alaska - Grizzly Bear
This guided Grizzly Bear hunt start on approximately April 15th. We have three 7-day hunts available each spring (April - May) and two 7-day hunts in the fall (August). There is a max of two hunters per hunt. Each hunt will be a max of 7 days, the first day of hunting starts the day we go to camp (hunting along the way) and ends on the 7th day on our way back to Nome. Bears are normally 7' - 8.5' on average. During your hunt, if you choose, you may also shoot a wolf and/or wolverine if the opportunity arises.
Hunting: A typical day hunting for Grizzly Bear consists of using snow machines to look for dens and glassing high slopes and valleys.
Lodging: After a long day of hunting guests will stay in a heated cabin, sleeping in comfortable beds. Please bring your sleeping bag.
Food: Your guide is also usually your cook and they know how to mix up some awesome wild game meals. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.
Licenses: Our hunt area (22B/22C) is a draw area (DB685) and requires hunters get an undersubscribed hunt permit to harvest a bear. There is usually plenty of these permits available but please get your application submitted ($0) as soon as possible after booking your hunt. Please purchase your Alaska non-resident hunting license ($85) and non-resident grizzly/brown bear locking tag ($500) online before you arrive.
Kodiak Island - Brown Bear
Kodiak and the big island bears are forever linked in hunting lore. No place more consistently produces top quality bears, and huge skulls - than does Kodiak island. Its an adventure every single sportsman should experience at least once!!
10 - Day 1on 1 Hunt
Draw Area $14,500
Registration Area $10,500
Spring Dates: April 14 - May 15
Fall Dates: Oct. 25 - Nov. 15
The cost of the hunt includes meals and lodging while in the field, but does not include the hunting license, tags, or transportation (air charter) to and from the field if needed
Sitka, Alaska - Brown Bear
This is the ultimate challenge for hunters looking for a true fair chase, while hunting the rain forest of SE Alaska. It is simply unmatched! This Brown bear hunt is two (2) hunters per 10-day trip 1x1 fully guided. Thus ensuring optimum opportunity for success. Yearly hunter success for the last five years has been 85%-100%.
Brown, Grizzlies and Kodiaks were once thought to be separate sub-species however it is generally agreed now that they are the same species. The Brown bear so named because he lives within 50 miles of the sea and usually supplements his diet with salmon is much larger than the inland grizzly. The Brown Bear is the largest land carnivore on earth. Although there is some dispute over his cousin the Polar Bear which spends the bulk of his life on the pack ice! Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands in Southeast Alaska are home to large populations of Brown Bear. Admiralty Island is said to have the densest population on earth at almost one bear per square mile. Hunts are conducted from a very comfortable 64-foot vessel, with all the amenities! For those hunters wanting the experience of hunting the brown bear, but not looking for a real physical demanding hunt – this is the one!!! Bears on average will be in the 8’ – 9’ range, with the chance for something bigger!
10 – Day / 1x1 fully guided hunts $18,500.00
Brown Bear Dates:
Spring: April 30 – May 9, May11 – 20, May 22 - 31
Fall: Sept 15 - 24.
PLEASE NOTE: May 22 – 31 hunt and Sept. 15 – 24 hunt you can combine Black bear and Brown bear- simply add 3-days to the hunt and an additional $4,500.00
SE Alaska produces the biggest black bears in the world – this is a real chance at a 7’ plus bear.