Outfitter #616

Alaska Moose Hunting Outfitter

Description

This trophy Alaska moose hunt takes place within a 1,000,000 acre National Wildlife Refuge in central Alaska where this veteran outfitter has exclusive access. He has been a wilderness trapper for over twenty five years, spending more than half of the year in this concession guiding and trapping. These hunts are conducted by traveling the river by boat, stopping to glass and call. The outfitter has over 200 river miles in this concession. Often times, moose and bears are spotted right along the river bank. The hunting is by canoe (with outboards), so is not difficult by any means, and each camp is comfortable with plenty of food, and good tents, sleep cots, and sleeping pads. The moose population in this area is excellent with a high success rate over the past several years. The outfitter typically take 10 moose hunters per year, including 1 to 2 moose / grizzly combination hunters. Trophy quality on bulls is also excellent with 60"+ wide bulls harvested annually.  The long term success rate on moose is 85%.  All hunters have the possibility to also harvest black bear and wolves on this hunt, depending on their interest and luck, on a trophy fee basis. The typical moose hunt has two options:
1)Float Hunting - this option will have the hunter and guide start in the upper reach of a river system and, working downstream, systematically hunt along an entire section of river drainage. Some of the floats are 70 miles long, and take 10 days or so. Each canoe has a motor on it, to allow for floating out of your camp in the morning and returning midday or so. You will be running up stream in the early afternoon to prepare for floating back to your camp in the evening. You have the option to hunt a productive area thoroughly by this method, and to even return further upstream and re-hunt an area if you desire to. Typically this is not necessary since there is a lot of river ahead of you yet to find out what is waiting for you. We sometimes work our way UP a drainage by starting at the river mouth and systematically moving the camp up as we go. This allows us to hunt areas that have no other access from hunters - meaning we are quite possibly in some cases the only ones to have ever hunted moose in these drainages.
2)Main Camp Hunts- it is possible to hunt from a canvas tented main camp, which has sheet metal wood stoves and the opportunity to dry clothing and enjoy a bit more comfort in the morning and evenings when the temperatures are coolest. The hunts are done the same as on the float trips, except that you will come back to the main camp every evening, unless you choose to spike out to try something different. Hunting by this method, you are mainly focusing on a specific section of drainage, and using different hunting strategies accordingly, yet you still have the option to spike out from this main location if you desire. Hunting from a main camp requires a bit more patience, since you will be checking the same lakes and meadows each day and encouraging the moose to come to you by your method of calling, but the opportunity to harvest is still the same.
3)Moose Grizzly Combination - This hunt is limited to just a couple of hunters each year. This hunt is 14 days long and typically involves 4 to 5 days of focusing on the grizzly, then relocating a short distance to focus on the moose. We have been fortunate to harvest some really nice bears on these hunts. #616


Special Price - $16,500; Regular Price - $18,500
1 spot Sept 16-25, 2018 ONLY
Price

2018: Moose only $18,000 (10 days)

2019: Moose only $19,000 (10 days)

2018/2019: Moose/Grizzly $24,500 (14 days)

*$1,000 charter flight to camp, 1x1 guided

Grizzly trophy fee on moose hunt $6,000

Dates

September

Included
Lodging, Meals, In-Field Transportation, Infield Trophy Care, and Spike Tent
Excluded
Airfare, Gratuities, License, and Personal Items
Transportation

Fly to Fairbanks, AK and overnight. Next day fly to Minchumina AK via Wright Air, outfitter will meet you there and charter to camp. Flight from Fairbanks to camp is approx. $1,000 and covers all flying during the hunt including getting your trophy and meat out of the field.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly to Fairbanks and overnight

Day 2: Early morning commercial flight to Minchumina where the outfitter will charter you to camp in the afternoon.

Days 3-12 Hunt

Day 13 Chartered back to Minchumina where you will depart on the last flight of the day for Faribanks or continue your trip home.

Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost

The outfitter is a license vendor so license and all tags can be ourchased in camp with cash.  $160 license, $800 moose tag, $1,000 grizzly tag, $450 black bear tag, $100 wolf tag.  A portion of this area require you to draw the moose tag.  If your hunt is booked prior to Dec. 31, we recommend you apply for this part of the concession. WTA will provide hunt code and instructions on how to apply.  If unsuccessful, simply purchase a tag in camp.

Physical Requirement Level

Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.



Updated: 2018-05-16 13:00:03 JHB