Best Alaska Outfitter for Moose and Bear Hunting
Hunt Moose @ Denali Preserve and Mt. McKinley in Remote, Pristine Alaska
Hunting doesn’t get better than this! The emphasis on these fall hunts is towards big moose (our yearly average generally runs between 58 and 64 inches). We generally start hunting moose above timberline in their traditional breeding grounds from one of our established camps. We have developed several successful moose calling strategies
Why hunt with me?
- Your chance of taking a Moose is almost 100%
- I am a certified Master Guide and THE ONLY GUIDE legally authorized to hunt in this amazing concession in Denali Preserve near Mt. McKinley.
- I am legally allowed to hunt areas that were off limits for 18 years!
- 600 plus square miles of Brown & Grizzly Bear, Moose, Dall’s Sheep, Black Bear, Wolf and Wolverine. The heart of the Alaska Range has some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
- I was recently awarded a 3rd term “sole use” Denali Preserve Concession, which will run through 2027.
- I have conducted over 200 guided hunts for Moose, Brown & Grizzly Bear, Dall Sheep and/or Caribou since 1986.
- We hunt in remote areas and receive minimal competition from other hunters.
- A small, full service operation and seldom take more than 10-12 hunts / year.
- Safety –No past client has been seriously injured.
- We own our own bush-equipped aircraft and have over 6000 hours of bush flying experience.
- I actively participate in every hunt myself.
- Fly-In Moose Hunting–$4,500.00 in total discounts and credits
What do we include in the 2020 Special Moose Hunt?
Now only $20,000 / two hunts left for 2020
- 12 day 1 x 1 Peak Rut Moose &/or Brown Bear Hunt
- Sept. 15th – 26th, 2020 (approximate dates)
- $2,000.00 CREDIT toward the purchase of “cancel for any reason” Travel Insurance with Global Rescue.
- Necessary ground transportation to and from Anchorage, meals and lodging, field trophy prep
- One round trip air charter to and from the field.
- No private land fees. (Typically charged @ $4,000.00 additional)
- Accommodations at my very best camp which can only be accessed by bush aircraft.
- Free incidental black bear or wolf kill during the Moose hunt. (A trophy fee option for Brown Bear is available on most Moose hunts for an additional $6,000.00 if you get both a Moose and a Brown Bear.)
- Travel days to and from the field.
Bear Hunting in Alaska
If you like the idea of also taking a brown bear at the same time, please give us serious consideration.
We can hunt brown bears on moose carcasses and by glassing hillsides where they are actively feeding on berries and ground squirrels, but can also move to the river bottoms by boat or airplane to hunt them on fish streams. The chance of shooting a black bear, wolf or wolverine, also exists. Tags work for species of equal or lesser value. By purchasing a brown bear tag ($200 more and it will work for either species,) you would be legal to harvest moose or bear, whichever species you come across first. This way if it is late in your hunt and you haven’t taken a moose but see a nice brown bear, you could legally harvest it instead of a moose, but with a moose tag you couldn’t.
August 19th – 30th (12 days) = $18,000.00
- We’ve practice early season hunting strategies that work really well and often take our biggest bulls in the early season.
September 3rd – 14th (12 days)= $20,500.00
- Though not heavy into rut yet, big bulls do a lot of searching because few cows are in heat. Calling is quite effective, and this is usually a very good time period with milder temperatures.
September 15th – 26th (12 days) = $22,500.00
- One of the better peak rut hunts you will find anywhere! Calling in an aggressive bull is an awesome experience.
Fall Brown Bear and Grizzly Bear Hunting Packages in Alaska
We offer some fantastic fall hunting for Brown & Grizzly bears. Most of our hunts take place in our “Sole Use” (I’m the only guide that can legally operate here) guide concession in Denali Preserve, near Mt. McKinley. My concession encompasses about 600 square miles, and includes some prime fish streams and denning areas that were off limits to guided non-resident hunters for 20 years!!!.
80-90% of my concession is in Game Management Unit (GMU) 16B, and bears are classified as brown bears by Boone and Crockett and Safari Club International. I’ve taken a number of bears on spring hunts in this area that squared from 8’6” to 9’11” with skulls ranging from 24” to 27 & 9/16th” .
The remaining portion is in GMU 19, where bears are classified as GRIZZLE BEARS, the bag limit is one per year, and the season starts September 1st. We do most of our fall bear hunting along salmon streams in game management unit 16B. Fall bear hunts, as a general rule, aren’t overly strenuous, but patience, persistence, and being in the best physical condition possible, will only increase your chances for success and increased trophy size.
Prices for Hunting Brown Bear and Grizzly Bear @ Denali Preserve, Alaska
We conduct most of our single specie bear hunts during August and September, but also offer great hunts in May and June, and can usually provide flexibility to clients who can’t come during regular seasons. Contact us if regular seasons don’t work for you.
9 Day 1 x 1 Brown Bear Hunt = $14,000.00 for one animal + $8000.00 trophy fee if you take a 2nd brown bear – FREE incidental black bear/ wolf or wolverine
This price covers most of your basic expenses between Anchorage and the field, to include: necessary ground transportation to pick up and return you to Anchorage, food, lodging, and trophy care in the field. Trip length includes in and out days. Clients should try to arrive a day or two early and leave a day or two later than actual trip dates. When possible, we try to get clients that achieve early success, out early if they wish.
NOT INCLUDED: $1000.00 round trip air charter to and from the field, round trip transportation of you and your gear, game and trophies between your home and Anchorage, lodging in Anchorage and /or Wasilla prior to and after your hunt, taxidermy, guide tips, licenses and tags (non-resident hunting license = $160.00, brown/grizzly tag = $1000.00, black bear tag = $450.00 – see “License and Tag Fees” link for complete information), or a 2 yr. membership in the Non Resident Hunter Preservation Fund ($150.00) http://alaskaprohunter.org/hpf.html We will gladly assist you in making arrangements and reservations, and can sell you the tags ourselves.
DATES: August and September.
2ND BROWN BEAR OPTION: Most of my concession has a two brown bear per regulatory year bag limit. If taking a 2nd brown bear interests you, we can usually arrange it on a straight or modified trophy fee basis.
Straight Trophy Fee for 2nd Brown Bear – When time, weather and resources permit, if you’ve purchased an extra tag, we don’t mind hanging around a few extra days in the same area to try to get you a 2nd bear. If you have success, the trophy fee for a 2nd fall brown bear is $8000.00.
Modified Trophy Fee for 2nd Brown Bear – When you take your main animal on a single species hunt, we consider that we’ve earned our money, and we don’t like to spin our wheels on an add-on hunt that we don’t get paid for if a really bad stretch of weather is coming that could make us miss our scheduled flight and negatively impact following hunts, conditions are such that chances just are not good, or if something else significant and unexpected comes up. Also, some hunters in the past have just plain missed after we’ve done every thing right. But if things look good, and you have a lot of time left and want to actively pursue a 2nd Brown Bear, we’ll try to accommodate you. I give the guide a bonus and I get something extra if we produce, so we have incentive to work hard for you. We’ll collect $3500.00 up front to continue and you’ll pay an additional $4500.00 if you take a 2nd brown bear. I’m a license vendor and in some cases, I can sell you additional tags in the field, but in most cases you’ll need to purchase the tag in advance. If we have to relocate via air plane, there will be an additional air charter fee.
INCIDENTAL SPECIES: Black Bear, wolf and wolverine can be hunted on an incidental basis contingent upon open seasons. “Incidental” means that we don’t move to or specifically hunt for them, but if we run across one and can take it without messing up your brown bear hunt, you can. You must purchase any necessary tags in advance. Wolf tags aren’t required by non residents in my concession area. A black bear tag will work for either black bear or wolverine.
ADDING DAYS AND/OR AN EXTRA GUIDE – We will do everything possible to try to customize your hunt to meet your expectations. Extra days and/or an extra guide are just two options on how we can adapt your hunt towards higher success and trophy quality and/or multiple species. Let us know if either of these options interest you.