Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunts
Alaska Brown/Grizzly Bear hunts are conducted on remote rivers and creeks in Southwest and interior Alaska. We are permitted to hunt tens of thousands of acres of prime wilderness habitat for Brown/Grizzly bears managed by the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game estimates there are more than 32,000 Brown/Grizzly bears in Alaska. Brown bears and Grizzly bears in Alaska are genetically identical. The difference between Coastal Brown Bears and Grizzly Bears is geographical and diet. Alaskan coastal brown bears live along the coast where the climate is milder, shorter hibernation, and their diet is primarily salmon. Grizzly bears are found in inland Alaska and their diet consists mainly of berries, roots, rodents, insects, and supplement their diet with moose and caribou calves. Our incredible hunting areas have rivers and creeks with all five species of Pacific salmon, consequently our Brown bear and Grizzly bear hunting areas overlap. We have been very successful in both our Spring and Fall hunts.
Spring Brown/Grizzly Bear hunts:
Spring hunts are conducted from mid-May through early June, when bears emerge from hibernation and move to areas where the first sprouts of vegetation occur on south facing mountain-sides. Boars are searching for sows during the spring mating season and pair up. We glass for bears from base camps or nearby ridges or do raft float hunts on rivers, creeks and lakes until we find the best trophy possible and do spot-and-stalk hunts. Spring hunts have long daylight hours for hunting.
Fall Brown/Grizzly Bear hunts:
Fall hunts are conducted in August and September. We primarily hunt river corridors, tributaries, and lakes to glass bears feeding on last runs of spawning salmon, or glass bears feeding on berries on nearby hillsides adjacent to the river corridor. We conduct raft float hunts and stop along streams at selective advantage locations to do a lot of glassing for bears. Our hunt areas have some of the most prolific salmon spawning streams along the river drainage and abundant food source helps to produce very large Brown/Grizzly bears. After a successful hunt, we can also combine salmon and/or trout fishing at most of our bear camps. Wolves can be taken as incidental trophy with no trophy fee.
$16,000 per person, 7-days, 1X1 or 2X1 guide service.
Non-hunter/Videographer: $6,000 per person.
Alaska-Yukon Moose trophy fee: $10,000.
Spring hunts: May 10 – June 15.
Fall hunts: August 1 – September 30.
Professional guide service, accommodations (Arctic Oven and Wall tents), all meals, use of equipment, transportation in the field, trophy field preparation, and transportation to taxidermist.
Arrival/departure point is Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, where you will be met at the airport. Clients are responsible for commercial airline travel to/from Anchorage and air charter service to/from base camp. We suggest you arrive 1-2 days prior to your hunt commencing, to purchase Alaska hunting license, Brown/Grizzly bear tag, harvest ticket, any additional hunting gear or personal items you may need. We assist clients in coordinating air charter service to/from base camp. Air charter fees are determined by type of float plane/aircraft (Super Cub, Maule, Cessna 206 or DeHavilland Beaver) and length of flight. Air charter flights have passenger and weight restrictions. You may not hunt on the same-day-airborne. For departure schedule, recommend 1-2 days in Anchorage for taxidermy trophy care or expediting trophy from Alaska to taxidermist of your choice. We recommend purchasing airline tickets with flexible change policies in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that may affect your airline travel.
License, Tags, and Harvest/Registration Permits:
Purchase Alaska Big Game hunting license and Big Game locking tags online at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website or purchase upon arrival in Anchorage or Fairbanks. Alaska Big Game hunting license: $160 (U.S. nonresident), Brown/Grizzly Bear tag: $1,000, Black Bear tag: $450, Sport Fishing license (7-days): $70, and Wolf tag: no fee. Harvest or Registration permits are required for each specie (no fees for permits). NOTE: For Nonresident Aliens, see Price List for Alaska Big Game Hunting License, Sport Fishing License, and Big Game locking tag fees.
Hunt does not include:
Before and after hunt expenses, commercial airfare, air charter, hotels, Alaska Big Game Hunting license and metal locking tags for each specie, taxidermy trophy care, expediting trophy to home, and gratuity.
*NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to increase costs in transportation, insurance, and ADF&G requirements. Clients will be notified of any changes before submitting a deposit on hunt. License and tag fees are slightly higher for nonresident alien clients.