April – May
This hunt takes place in western Alaska at the base of the Kilbuck Mountains. The outfitter is a Master guide who’s been guiding since 1974 and operating in this same area of Alaska since 1980. He’s is also an accomplished bush pilot with over 12,000 hours of flying. The area offers excellent hunting for brown/grizzly bear, as well as an opportunity for a black bear. Success rates have been extremely high in recent years on grizzly bears in the 7′-8′ range. The base camp for fall hunts consist of comfortable wall tents with wood floors and stoves and is located along a river (with great fishing) with home-cooked meals and a shower tent. You’ll be flown to a remote spike camp with your guide to hunt. Spring snowmobile hunts are conducted out of the lodge. These hunts are very popular and consist of traveling up to 100 miles a day on sleds and long days glassing in search of a mature boar. Two fall hunts are offered; one in August and another in late September. The August hunt will be spent floating the river where the bears key in on the spawning salmon. The September hunt is spent back in the hills and ridges as the bears will be feeding heavily on berries before the long winter. Days will be spent glassing the tundra for bears feeding on berries along the hillsides or feeding on salmon along the rivers. Book now and get that grizzly bear you’ve been dreaming about!
$16,500 Spring brown bear (snow machine hunt)
$16,500 Fall brown bear/grizzly & black bear (float or back pack hunt)
Purchase online at least a few weeks in advance of your hunt (metal locking tags will be mailed to you) at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/
License $160, $1,000 Brown/Grizz Tag, $100 Wolf
* Please bring ALL tags, licenses, and copies of the paperwork with you as we’ll need verification for our camp records of your purchases. Once you are in camp, you will not have the opportunity to purchase any additional tags or licenses.
1×1 Guide service.
Charter $1,000, WTA will collect.
Tented camp accomadations.
Fly to Anchorage and overnight. The following morning, take the first Pen Air flight to Aniak where the outfitter will meet you and fly you to camp this afternoon (weather pending). Charter is $600 round-trip (subject to change)
Day 1: Fly to Anchorage and overnight.
Day 2: Depart Anchorage to Aniak. Outfitter will meet in Aniak, and will charter to camp.
Days 3-10: Brown/grizzly bear hunt.
Day 11: Depart camp to be chartered back to Aniak, and depart in the afternoon for Anchorage and overnight.
Day 12: Begin your return trip home.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.