FAQs: Click on questions below for answers to common questions.
1. What are hunting camps like?
We use Arctic Oven tents for the tough Alaska climate with heaters and cots. Clients can stand-up in these tents. Arctic Oven tents are made in Alaska and use on the world famous Iditarod dog sled race. We also use Wall tents for our kitchen tents. Our cooks make home cooked meals.
2. What is the weather like?
During Spring bear season in May, it can be in the high 30s to mid-50s, windy, cold, wet, and light snow. During August through October, the temperatures can range from 50s to 60s in August and 30s and 40s in October. Good chance of light snow in October. Dress in layers and bring quality rain gear.
3. Do you guarantee success of taking an animal?
No. State law prohibits the guarantee of success. We work very hard to make sure that every hunter has a realistic opportunity, but we do not guarantee any type of success.
4. What caliber rifle do you recommend?
The most popular rifle used in Alaska is .300 Winchester Magnum with synthetic stock, and a quality Leopold scope. For big Brown Bears, North American dangerous game, we recommend clients use .375 H&H with 300 grain triple shock ammo.
5. How do I get my trophies home?
We bring all horns, antlers, capes, hides, & skulls back to Anchorage, where most of these items are delivered to local taxidermists (hunters’ choice) for full body mounts, shoulder mounts, European mounts, or rugs. Clients may chose to send their trophy to their personal taxidermists.
6. What form of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, personal check, cashiers check, money orders, wire transfer and credit cards. For credit card payments, there is a 3.5% convenience fee. All payments are in U.S. Dollars.
7. Where can we buy our Alaska licenses & big game locking-tags?
We encourage hunters go online at Alaska Department of Fish and Game website to purchase their Alaska hunting license and big game locking-tags for appropriate species client is hunting. Also, hunters may purchase license and tags at most sporting good stores in Alaska. Also, hunters must have either harvest tickets, registration permit or draw permit for appropriate species their hunting, if applicable.
8. How much should I tip?
The Industry standard is 10%-20% of the cost of the hunt to the camp help. Your hunt may included, pilots, packers, cooks, and multiple guides.
9. What is required to book a hunt?
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your hunt dates with the balance due 90 days prior to arrival. If the hunt is booked more than a year out then a $5,000 deposit is required and remainder of 50% deposit is due one year from the start of your hunt.
10. Do you have a wounded animal policy?
Yes. If you draw blood then your animal is harvested and your hunt is over for that species. We will spend the remaining of your hunt looking for your wounded animal. If the species that you wound is on trophy fee, your trophy fee is due.
11. What type of sleeping bag should I bring?
Yes. Bring a quality synthetic sleeping bag with comfort range down to -10 degrees (you’ll be warm at 30 degrees). Sleeping bag should be light, but warm and easily compacted. Usually synthetic filled bags provide the best warmth. Bivy sack is a great layering option too.
12. Do I need to bring a pack?
Yes. For Brown bear and Moose hunts, hunters need to bring a day pack or go pack for personal gear, layering clothes, and rain gear. Guides and packers bring Frontier freighter frame packs for heavy loads to bring out your harvested game. For Goat and Sheep hunts, hunters need to bring a frame pack or internal frame pack to carry 35-40 lbs of personal gear and share of harvested game.