Outfitter #287

Alaska Brooks Range Guided Caribou Hunts

Or Call: 1-800-346-8747

Description

One of our top Alaskan outfitters has secured an incredible caribou area. This new area includes all of the best caribou hunting grounds along the north slope of the Brooks. The herds here include: the Porcupine Herd (70,000 animals), the Central Arctic Herd (60,000 animals) and the gigantic Western Arctic Herd (500,000 animals). Unlike most caribou hunts, these are conducted on the summer grounds where they live.

The coastal plain comprises only 10 percent of the arctic; yet during the summer, it is the center of biological activity. For centuries, caribou have used the coastal tundra to calve, obtain nourishment, avoid insects, and escape predators. The summer grounds of the caribou herds include the northern foothills of the Brooks Range and the arctic coastal plain. The entire caribou herds continue to use the coastal plain when calving is completed. We do not need to hope and pray caribou are going to arrive; from May to September they are here and have been for centuries. This outfitter's combined guide territories encompass the majority of the arctic plain from east to west and from the continental divide to the Arctic Ocean. They have thousands of square miles in which to hunt.

These caribou are all the Alaskan Barren Ground species, which have the largest body sizes and antler sizes of all caribou species in the world. The hunts are fully guided, and because these are two tag areas, success rate is high. They offer limited 2x1 raft based hunts. On this limited Alaskan adventure, grizzly may also be added on a trophy fee basis. The area stretches from over 400 miles east to west and 200 miles north to south, so the outfitter can go to wherever the caribou happen to be. With the decline of caribou herds in other areas of the arctic, we are pleased to offer these high success trophy hunts to our clients. #287


Price

$8,900 (1x1) raft hunt

$6,900 (2x1) raft hunt

$6,200 (3x1) raft hunt

*guided drop camp hunts are available upon request. 

$10,400 10 day (1x1) caribou/grizzly extended hunt

1 - Caribou Only

$8,500 - trophy fee on grizzly

Dates

August / September

7 and 14 Day Hunts

Arrive/depart dates in hunting camp are Sunday to Sunday

Accommodations

Tent Camp

Included
Lodging, Meals, In-Field Transportation, and Infield Trophy Care

Price includes one bull Caribou. All other species harvested on trophy fee basis.

Flight from Umiat-camp-Umiat

Excluded

Charter flight, Fairbanks-Umiat-Camp, hotels before and after hunt, shipping trophies home, taxidermy, tips, license/tags, personal items. Trophy shipments to Fairbanks are available at approximately $200/animal.

Transportation

Fly into Fairbanks, AK and charter to Umiat you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp.

Sample Itinerary
Day 1 Depart home for Fairbanks, Alaska and then charter to Umiat. This flight will be scheduled by the outfitter. Charter cost is approx $1,050(round trip) this is payable to charter company prior to your hunt. Outfitter will meet you at Umiat and you will then transfer to camp.

 

Days 2-7 (6-day hunt)Caribou hunt.

Day 8 You will fly from Umiat to Fairbanks this morning and continue on to Fairbanks and overnight.

Day 9 Begin your return trip home.

Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost

Approx. $160 Hunting license

Caribou tag - $650

Wolf tag - $60

Grizzly bear - $1,000

Purchase online prior to hunt at www.adfg.alaska.gov

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.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Boat.