September – October
This trophy moose hunt takes place in the remote Alaska Range of south-central AK. With its boundaries bordering a well-known National Park, there is limited hunting pressure and an abundance of game making this one of our top picks for an Alaskan trophy moose hunt. This guide-exclusive area is very rich in wildlife and is known for producing high shot opportunities and trophy bulls in excess of 60”.
The guide area is exclusive to this outfitter and their hunters only; thus, no other outfitter hunting pressure. This concession is located some 180 miles northwest of Anchorage on the west side of the Alaska Range and covers 160 square miles of private property. The camps consist of wall tents and or bomb shelter tents on a good size lake. Tents are equipped with comfortable cots and wood-burning stoves. Transportation and access to this camp is via floatplane. These ten-day moose hunts can be combined with a grizzly on a trophy fee basis. A typical moose hunting day starts around 6 am with a full breakfast. All moose camps are smack dab in the middle of prime moose habitat. Once daylight breaks, a quick and careful inspection of the area is conducted. That big bull just might be standing in the lake where the camp is located. You’ll then take a 30-minute hike up to a high point (“lookout”) to glass for the day. From the lookout, prepare to get settled in for the majority of the day and let your optics do all the work. Periodically the guide will perform a series of moose calls in order to bring out or bring in that big bull. September is the “rutting” period for moose. Bull moose become very vocal and tend to travel a tremendous amount in their search for cows. Patience is the “key” while moose hunting as a big bull can appear out of nowhere.
$25,000 10-day moose hunt guided 1×1 plus charter
Pay for license and tags in camp with cash only.
Easy: Farm or ranch hunts from stands or blinds. Substantial use of 4x4 pickups, UTVs. Most whitetail deer hunts.
Medium: These hunts are mostly conducted on private ranches. Species include mule deer, elk, antelope, some caribou and African plains game hunts. Moderate to light hiking each day in semi-mountainous terrain.
Hard: These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, hunting species such as elk, moose, bear, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Difficult: All sheep hunts, goat, most grizzly and brown bear, some mountain lion and elephant. The terrain and/or animals can involve some dangerous situations. These hunts will probably require extreme physical endurance and some athletic ability.
Travel to Anchorage, AK and stay overnight. We always suggest the Millennium Hotel.
Day 1: Charter into the hunt area ($2,500 round-trip)
Days 2 – 11: Actual Hunt Dates
Day 12: Charter back to anchorage on the 21st, and fly home that same day or the following morning on the 22nd.
The following animals can be added to any of the base hunts for the following prices provided they are within season. This fee is only payable upon pulling the trigger and taking or wounding an animal. *Trophy fees subject to change depending on year.
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.