I’ve guided for different species in many different areas of the state using horses, bush planes, snowmobiles and boats. I’ve been in many different camps both deluxe and basic. I’ve listened to what my clients have said, good and bad. Each client is different, with varying abilities and objectives. We believe in tailoring our hunting program accordingly. Our client’s success means our success so each hunt is customized, within reason, to our client’s wishes and abilities rather than presenting one set agenda. We’ve chosen areas where we believe clients will have the best possible chance at taking the species they’re after while participating in the type of hunt they wish to experience. These choices are based on years of personal and professional experience. It is important that you prepare for any hunt in Alaska by being in good shape, practicing with your rifle and selecting the proper personal gear.

We hunt GMU 20 with horses for moose, sheep and grizzly. The terrain is a mixture of spruce forest, open tundra hillsides and ridges leading up to alpine tundra and shale covered mountain slopes. Elevations run from about 3000-6000 ft. This area, located on the north side of the Alaska Range, is restricted to non-motorized hunting during the Fall season which means fewer hunters putting pressure on the game. The terrain is good for horseback travel and having the stock gives us the advantage of extra mobility with less backpacking. Base camp consists of a large wall tent for cooking, dining and gathering and 2 person sleeping tents equipped with cots and a wood stove or propane heater. A portable shower is provided and there is always plenty of food.


The moose population in this area has been stable or increasing for several years. Numbers are high enough that the season was extended an additional five days the past two years. Chances of taking a moose are very good with antler spreads averaging in the high fifty inch range. Antler spreads of 60 plus inches are not uncommon.


Dall sheep population here varies depending on past Winter snow conditions and lamb survival rate. Rams average 35”. Sheep hunting is tough, even with horses. The stalk is always a climb on foot while carrying backpacks but the horses enable us to get from camp to the climbing point with less effort, saving your legs for the big push.


Grizzlies in this area average about 6.5’. The population is healthy but spread out. There are nice sized interior grizzlies here but this is NOT the area to come for a bear hunt only. It is recommended as an addition to a moose or sheep hunt.
 

We have three options for coastal brown bear hunting. Our hunts in Unit 16 are based from a fully equipped cabin located a short flight from Anchorage by bush plane. From this comfortable cabin, we can access salmon streams by four wheeler where bears congregate in the Fall and use snowmobiles for getting into the hills when Spring bears begin to emerge from their dens. For hunting Unit 6 in October, we charter a deluxe live-aboard boat to use as base camp. This hunt is a nice option for clients seeking a variety of activities and the comforts of a full service “lodge” at the end of the day. Sitka deer hunting, salmon and halibut fishing are added bonuses to this Fall hunt. Our Unit 9 hunts are based from comfortable tent camps accessed by bush plane. The terrain is tough and the weather extreme but the bears are numerous, averaging 8ft.
 


Unit 9 Brown Bear 10 days $10,000 or $8,000 flat rate w/$4,000 trophy fee
Unit 16 Brown Bear 10 days $8,000 or $6,000 flat rate w/$4,000 trophy fee
Unit 6 Brown Bear 12 days $15,000
Unit 20 Moose 7 days $8000 or $6000 flat rate w/ $4000 trophy fee
Unit 20 Sheep 10 days $8000 or $6000 flat rate w/$4000 trophy fee
Unit 20 Moose/Sheep 14 days $14000 or $12,000 flat rate w/ $2000 trophy fee per animal
Unit 20 Grizzly add-on $2000 trophy fee

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