Sept – November (7 day schedule, 6 days hunting)
In the early 1900s, Reindeer were introduced to the remote Aleutian Islands (Umnak Island) of Southern Alaska. Initially from Siberia, they were introduced to roam freely as a food source for the local villagers. In recent years, the native corporations have created a unique opportunity for sportsmen to hunt these majestic animals in one of the most remote and breathtaking regions in North America. Here the Reindeer herd of over 6,000 animals thrives on the vast grasslands and tundra surrounded by ancient volcanos and snowcapped mountains. These exciting spot and stalk hunts are conducted 2×1 with experienced native guides who are very knowledgeable of the animals and the land.
Hunters will use ATVs, and UTVs to access hunting areas where you and your guide will spend hours glassing to find the perfect trophy bull. Reindeer in this region are exceptional quality and bulls will range from 350″ SCI to over 400″+ SCI under normal conditions.. In addition to reindeer, some hunters will have the chance to pursue unique sea ducks (Aleutian Teal and Harlequin are resident ducks and Eurasian Widgeon may be seen depending on weather and migration). It is extremely important to note that this unique hunting adventure is only possible due to coordination with an organization that helps develop the Aleutian Islands for the benefit of the native citizens. In all cases, hunters are expected to show the native citizens and their customs respect.
Accommodations are a magnificent modern lodge with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean to the south and the Bearing Sea to the North. The lodge has all the amenities of home with bathrooms, showers, and satellite television. In addtion to the lodge, they also utilize spike camps located in high travel corridors from time to time to maximize opportunity on trophy bulls and hunt different areas of the island. Meals are prepared by a local chef; you surely will not go home hungry. Due to the intense management of the herd, there are only 20 trophy bulls and 5 management bulls available annually, so early reservations are required. Don’t miss this opportunity to hunt one of the largest and unique antlered animals in North America. Give us a call today.
Consultant Reindeer Hunting Blog- https://worldwidetrophyadventures.com/blog/index.php/2019/01/04/alaska-reindeer-hunting-jason-berger/
$14,000 Trophy Bull (2021)
$8,500 Management Bull
$9,000 Management Bull (2021)
No license required for Reindeer, Waterfowl license may be obtained online through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game prior to arrival.
Air charter from anchorage AK, guides, meals, ATVs, UTVs, in-field trophy care.
Airfair, gratuities, and personal items.
Fly to Anchorage AK and overnight. The following morning you will charter to the island. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the lodge.
Day 1: Fly to Anchorage, AK; overnight
Day 2: Take a Taxi or Uber to Merrill Field Airport, Charter to Nikolski, AK. Outfitter will meet and transfer to lodge. Approximatly 3.5 hrs flight.
Day 3-8 Hunt
Day 9 Retunr to Anchorage, AK, late afternoon flight home or overnight.
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.