For many hunters, Alaska often stands high on the list of their dream hunting destinations. This untamed State can offer some of the world’s biggest moose and bear as well as mountain goat, wild sheep and wolves. Hunting in Alaska will always mean something really special to the hunter who dreams of the ultimate wilderness adventure! The USA’s biggest State is around four times the size of Sweden and almost totally consists of wilderness. A hunt in Alaska is alway a real adventure. Even just getting to the hunting district can be an unforgettable experience, as it often involves using floatplanes, boats or snow scooters. Staying out in the wilds is always on nature’s own terms. Hunting here can be an incredibly enjoyable challenge, if you are successful the reward for your efforts is usually a really fine trophy. In Alaska it is possible to hunt for Alaskan moose, Alaskan brown bear, grizzly bear, black bear, caribou, mountain goat, dall sheep, wolf, wolverine and sika deer. Certain species can be hunted in the spring, for example, black bear, brown bear, grizzly bear and wolf, while the other species are hunted in the autumn. Not many outfitters use horses for transport, during the hunt, so a lot of hunting is done on foot, carrying a rucksack. It is therefore important that hunters are in good physical shape, so that they can comfortably handle the challenges the hunt will present. Some outfitters use ATV’s , and Pickups, got get around their hunting districts. It is possible to bring you own weapons here, but you should apply for a permit to import a weapon into the USA in good time. We are happy to help with this. Many outfitters also offer weapon hire to visiting hunters.
The weather in Alaska can vary a great deal, rain, storms, snow, and sunshine are all possible, so hunters should take care to pack the correct equipment and be well prepared to meet the conditions they are likely to meet during the time of year they visit. We will, of course, give you good advice on what to pack for your tour.
Latin Name: Ursus americanus Subspecies: None. Distribution: In thinly populated areas of North America and Mexico, with the exception of the arctic regions, the Central States and the East Coast of the USA. Habitat: In the east, mainly in forests and marshes, in the west mainly in mountainous regions. Description: The most common bear in America, weighing around 220 kg, and measuring up to...Read more
Latin Name: Ursus arctos Subspecies: 1. Alaskan Brown Bear or Kodiak Bear (Ursus a. middendorffi): Coastal areas of southern Alaska. 2. Grizzly Bear (Ursus a. horribilis): Alaska (the central part), north and west Canada, in the USA from Montana over Idaho and Wyoming to Colorado, and south to Sonora, Mexico. Habitat: 1 Alaskan Brown Bear: Coastal areas and islands close to the main land....Read more
Latin Name: Rangifer tarandus Subspecies: A total of 10 different subspecies have been described for the northern hemisphere, but only the three most important subspecies are mentioned below. 1. North American Caribou (Rangifer t. caribou): Alaska and Canada from the border to Alaska to Newfoundland. 2. Alaskan Caribou (Rangifer t. granti): Alaska. 3. Greenland Reindeer (Rangifer t....Read more
Latin Name: Ovis dalli Subspecies: Dall Sheep (Ovis d. dalli): Alaska, Yukon and northern B.C. Stone Sheep (Ovis d. stonei): Southern Yukon and northern B.C. Habitat: Alpine pasture above the treeline up to 2.500 m. Description: Middle-sized wild sheep weighing around 120 kg and measuring up to1,05 m. over the shoulder, reaching a total body length of 1,55 m. The coat is almost pure white in...Read more
Latin Name: Alces alces Subspecies: Alces a. gigas: Alaska (USA), West-Yukon, northern British Columbia ( Canada). Alces a. americana: Central Ontario, Newfoundland (Canada), Maine (USA). Alces a. shirasi: Southern parts of Alberta (Canada), Idaho, Wyoming and Montana (USA). Habitat: Open, tundra-like regions in the north, woodland with marshes and lakes further south. Description: Massive,...Read more
Latin Name: Oreamnos americanus Subspecies: Four subspecies have been described, but due to the uncertainty of their individual status, we do not include them here. Distribution: Alaska, from Cook Inlet to the border with Yukon, southwestwards to Mackenzie, southwards to western Montana (USA). Has been introduced on the Kodiak Islands (Alaska) and in the Olympic National Park near Seattle...Read more
Latin Name: Canis lupus Subspecies: Circumpolar in the northern hemisphere. Worldwide there used to be 6 subspecies, three of which lived in North America, one, however, has become extinct, which leaves us two: 1. Eastern Timberwolf (Canis l. lycaon): Forests in the northern part of the USA and in central Canada. 2. Tundra Wolf (Canis l. tundarum): Tundra and Taiga regions of North America...Read more
From Anchorage you will fly to the town of Kodiak on Kodiak Island. Depending on the flight times and the weather conditions you may need to spend the night in a hotel. You will then fly out to the hunting district, whose main camp lies on a bay. There are large populations of Kodiak-brown bears, mountain goat and Blacktail-deer. The hunting district is enormous, consisting of mountain ranges and...Read more
Hunting is on Federally approved land on the Alaskan-peninsula. This includes the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, the Alaska Peninsula Wildlife Refuge, and the Aniakchak National Preserve. These districts are part of the Aleutian mountain range, which is bordered bt the Pacific Ocean and the northern Gulf of Alaska to the east and the Bering Sea to the west. Brown bears in this district have...Read more
Arctic National Wildlife Range - Brooks Range, the hunting district lies in the Mollie Beattie Wilderness section of the Refuge. Mollie Beattie is the second largest wilderness district in the USA, and has an area of some 3,200,000 hectares. The district consists of the catchment of the River Hulahula and is bordered by the Franklin-mountains to the west and the Romanzof-mountains to the east. In...Read more
The hunt starts out fro Talkeetna, 160km north of Anchorage. The actual hunt takes place in Unit 13 which has really good populations of both Brown bears and black bears. In fact the population is so big that here the hunting season for bears is open all year. We have chosen to focus on the very best periods, so our hunters get skins in the best possible condition.Read more
We are able to offer this hunt for Grizzly and Black bear in partnership with our long-standing fishing outfitter Henrik Wessel. Henrik is originally from Norway, but he has lived in Alaska for more than 20 years. He is a registered "big game guide" and has guided many successful hunts.Read more
Joey Klutsch from Aniakchak Guide Service offers fully guided hunts on federal land on Kodiak Island where you can find brown bear, mountain goat and Sitka Blacktail Deer. It is also possible to hunt brown bear and moose in Becharof National Wildlife Refuge (next to the southern border of Katmai National Park) and Aniakchak National Monument & Meshik River Valley on the Alaskan...Read more
Joe Klutsch, owner of Katmai Guide Service - which is based in King Salmon, has been a mater guide in Alaska since 1992. Joe became a registered guide in 1980 and gained his Master Guide-license in 1992. He has beem the chairman of the Alaska Professionelle Hunters Association for eight years ans was the winner of Dallas Safari Club Professional Hunter of the Year award in 1998, and the Wild...Read more