Customized Hunting Plan: Alaska – Yukon Moose DIY Hunts
Hunt trophy Alaska-Yukon Moose in the upper Yukon, middle Yukon and Koyukuk river drainages in the remote pristine wilderness region of Alaska. We have tens of thousands of acres of prime wilderness habitat available to hunt giant Alaska-Yukon Moose. The Alaska-Yukon Moose are the largest subspecies of moose within North America. In this area, over many years of hunting bull Moose, hunters have experienced high success rates on trophy bulls exceeding over 60” in antler spread, with a few over 70”. Nothing can get your heart rate to jump faster than seeing a moose, standing over 6 feet at the shoulders! Hunt remote rivers and set-up moose camps in strategic locations along rivers, creeks, beaver ponds, and lakes. Hike up on ridges for best vantage points overlooking vast drainages and glass for the flash of magnificent moose antlers. Call Moose and spot-and-stalk to harvest older mature bulls. Clients may take one bull Moose, 50-inch antlers or antlers with 4 or more brow tines on at least one side. Secondary species maybe available: Caribou, Black bear, and wolves. Additionally, fishing is available in most drop-off areas for Arctic Grayling and many other species are available.
Recommend clients focus on one specie, it is seldom productive to hunt both moose and caribou from the same drop-off hunt location due to the different nature of their habitat. We suggest a move from a moose area to caribou area if you want to hunt both species.
This is no ordinary Do-It-Yourself (DIY) hunt. Hunters will consult with a current, experienced Alaska Registered Guide and Outfitter who will customize a personal hunting plan tailored to meet your needs and preferences, as well as provide you with a detailed Hunting Orientation packet and assist you in coordinating with a reputable transporter. You’ll get your questions answered by a professional.
Customized Hunting Plan Fee: Quote available upon request. Prices vary depending on species, preferred dates, size of hunting group, travel requirements, and any additional preferences. The consulting fee for your Customized Hunting Plan does not include any of your transportation or any hunt expenses before, during, or after the hunt. The fee does include consultation with and expertise of an Alaska Registered Guide and Outfitter and a Customized Hunting Plan and Hunt Orientation in the form of documents, which will be emailed or mailed via USPS to you. Email (email@example.com) or call (907-644-4868) for a quote.
Rates: Ask for a quote.
Air Charter Service Rates:
$3,500 per hunter, based on 2 or more hunters, 8-10 days or longer, DeHavilland Beaver on floats from Bettles. This is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) drop-off hunt.
$5,000 per hunter for raft float hunt, based on 2 or more hunters, 8 - 10 days or longer, using DeHavilland Beaver on floats from Bettles. Hunters need to rent and/or bring their own raft. This is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) drop-off hunt.
Additional fees are required for moves and additional gear and food flights based on DeHaviland Beaver hourly rate of $800 per hour and Super Cub rate of $400 per hour.
Dates: September 5 - 25.
Air Charter Service Includes:
Air charter service from Bettles, Alaska to/from drop-off hunt location for hunter(s), 60 lbs. of personal gear plus rifle or bow, transport of trophy (cape & antlers), and game meat.
Game Management Units: 21C, 24B, 24C, and 25A.
Travel: Arrival/departure point is Bettles, Alaska. Clients are responsible for their commercial air travel to/from Fairbanks and follow-on commuter flight service to/from Bettles. We recommend you arrive 1-day early in Fairbanks prior to your hunt commencing, so you can purchase Alaska hunting license, big game locking tags, harvest tickets (no fee), pick-up wax fish boxes for game meat on return flight, and any additional hunting gear or personal items you may need.
Arrival Flight (Fairbanks to Bettles): Recommend clients take Wright Air Service commuter flight from Fairbanks to Bettles on morning flight, so hunters can be shuttle from Bettles to drop-off location in the afternoon or next morning. Clients should leave hard rifle case and travel clothes bag with Air Charter service. You may not hunt on the same-day-airborne. Wright Air Service in Fairbanks, has two flights daily on weekdays and one flight per day on weekends to/from Bettles. When scheduling with them, they will give you options on how they charge for any additional excess weight. Wrights Air Service can be reached at 907-474-0502 or 800-478-0502. If your staying overnight in Bettles, contact Bettles Lodge for reservations at 907-692-5111.
Departure Flight (Bettles to Fairbanks): Recommend clients schedule return flights to Fairbanks or beyond the following day after you are picked-up from the bush. Should you arrive in Bettles before your scheduled flight to Fairbanks, getting on an earlier flight can usually be arranged. For departure schedule, recommend 1-day in Bettles for preparing your trophy/game meat for shipping/air cargo, and expediting trophy for taxidermist service. Recommend clients purchase commercial airline tickets with flexible change policies as well as travel insurance in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that may affect your airline travel.
Alaska Hunting License, Locking Tags, and Harvest Tickets: Before arriving in Bettles, purchase your Alaska hunting license, big game locking tags, and harvest tickets (no fees) online at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) website or purchase upon arrival in Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska. Alaska hunting license: $160 (U.S. nonresident), Caribou tag(s): $650 per tag, Moose tag: $800, Black Bear tag: $450, Sport Fishing license (7-days): $70, and Wolf tag: no fee. Harvest tickets are required for each specie (no fees for tickets/permits).
Other expenses hunter can expect (not all inclusive list): Before and after hunt expenses, commercial airfare, air charter service fees, hotels, rental vehicle, travel insurance, Alaska hunting license, big game locking tags for each specie, harvest tickets (no fee), taxidermy trophy care, expediting trophy, processing/shipping trophy meat home (unless donated), satellite phone rental or Garmin inReach two-way satellite communicator rental, and gratuity.
*NOTE: All prices are subject to change due to increase costs in travel requirements, insurance and ADF&G requirements. Hunters are responsible for being familiar with the current Alaska Hunting Regulation, available on ADF&G website.
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