Central Alaska Range Barren Ground Caribou Hunt
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These hunts are Caribou that are the barren ground variety and the herd is the Wood River Herd. This is a horseback hunt in units 13 and 20 in the Central Alaskan Range.The Caribou are the only species in their hunt area that are not an over-the-counter tag, but rather a drawing permit. Therefore the Caribou are an additional species added on to a Fall Sheep, Moose, or Bear hunt on a trophy fee basis. If a hunter wants to participate in the drawing they need to put in the Dec. before the year of their hunt. Typically the hunter will contact us in December of the year before their hunt and we will “walk” you through the process of applying for the permit, or we can do it for you by way of our application service. The probability of drawing is about 8-10%, but if you do draw, you can expect to take a nice Bull as this Herd consistently produces trophy animals. Depending upon the season, weather conditions and type of hunt you choose, they might travel to their remote spike camps aboard bush-equipped aircraft, snowmobile or boat. Their hard work doesn’t end when the hunt is over either. Your taxidermist or butcher will appreciate the exceptional care they put into the preparation of your trophies and meat. They can arrange the shipping of hides, meat, etc., locally, or you may take it all home with you. Either way, it will be in excellent shape to travel.
Caribou / 1 on 1 Guide / 10 Days / $4,500 + License & Tag(s)
If a hunter wants to participate in the drawing they need to put in the Dec. before the year of their hunt.
The following animals can be added to the base hunts for the following prices. Payable upon kill or wounding an animal.
- Two Species (12 days): $23,800
- Three Species (15 days): $28,800
- Observer Fee (per day): $350
August - September
Camps are hard cabins and wall tents at base camps. They do spike out if necessary during Dall sheep season and this will be done in high performance mountain tents. They are well equipped and stocked as we have been in their camps for years and visit them on a year round basis as they come and go throughout the seasons. Their constant use of their camps gives them a great opportunity to know what the game populations look like and where they are.
Flight/Travel Information: Make sure and coordinate all flights and travel with the outfitter. There are certain aspects of the travel for this hunt that need to be addressed so that you make the best use of your time and maximized the days available to hunt.
Below is a quick snapshot of your travel:
- Day 1: Airfare to Anchorage or Fairbanks - $450 to $700
- Day 2: Shuttle or Train to Healy $165-$210 – (Most people take the train for the experience to see a ton of beautiful country)
- Air charter to hunting grounds $750 – You can’t hunt the same day you fly, so it is critical that you coordinate properly with the outfitter so you don’t kill a day due to travel.
- Days 3-12: Hunt
- Day 13: Back to Anchorage and Home
Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost
Hunting License: $85
- Dall Sheep: $400
- Moose: $400
- Grizzly Bear: $500
- Caribou: $325
- Wolf: $35
- Black Bear: $225
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.