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ALASKA MOOSE, SHEEP AND BEAR – Hunt #54

ALASKA MOOSE, SHEEP AND BEAR – Hunt #54

This is an outfitter who seems to do just about everything very well, in terms of client satisfaction and taking critters! His client’s have taken many of the top grizzlies in the book; he averages over 60” plus on his moose (61 inches in 2010), he does very well on sheep and on caribou as well. Nine of his ten 2011 moose hunters took bulls, average spread slightly over 60″ largest 68” !!!

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GRIZZLY / BROWN BEAR HUNTS

The grizzly bear population in Alaska’s Game Management #19 is at an all time high. All of Unit #19 bears are considered to be “grizzly bears” by the Safari Club International. Also a good portion are considered grizzly bears by Boone & Crockett, depending just where in his concession they are shot.  The further it is from a tidal area, the higher the chance it will be classed a griz.
Over the past ten years his clients have placed many grizzlies in top 10 SCI, and many have qualified for B&C. Several have qualified as brown bears in B&C – depending on location. Regardless of where they were shot, the average hides have squared well over eight feet with many over nine feet. Typically even the unsuccessful hunter will re-book for the following spring with him.

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8′ 11″ Spring Grizzly Bear                                                                     9′ 3″ Spring Grizzly Bear

DALL SHEEP HUNTS

Alaska’s dall sheep are found ranging in areas of open alpine ridges, meadows, and steep slopes with extremely rugged “escape terrain”. They are high country animals and are one of the greatest trophy animals. The hunt, while not easy, will provide rewards and satisfaction to last a lifetime. This long time outfitter has for many years guided hunters successfully to good rams. If you are 20 lbs. or more overweight; or a heavy smoker; if you have bad legs, feet or knees; if you cannot day after day climb and descend thousands of feet in elevation in the Alaska Range – this is not your hunt. You should be able to climb and descend every day, rough and steep mountain terrain of 2,000 to 6,000 ft. in elevation, while carrying a 35 lb. pack and your rifle.  Here is what he said to us about his 2010 results:

“As you are probably aware, success rate (rams killed/hunters taken) on sheep hunts is fairly mis-leading at times. Much depends on the marksmanship and stamina of the client. In 2010 we did 3 1×1 sheep hunts, took a big 39″ & 39″and the 3rd hunter missed a 350 yard shot(s) and basically decided to pack it in. In 2009, 1st hunter gave up pretty much when he got a good look @ sheep country from where the airplane could get him; while the 2nd hunter took good ram. Basically if they can hack the Alaska Range for a week they will probably get a ram.”

Here is what client had to say about his successful Dall sheep hunt:

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful experience I had during my Dall sheep hunt. This sheep hunt is something that I have long dreamed of doing. I believe that I got a full mountain sheep hunt experience. It was hard; the mountains tested me perhaps getting close to my limits. The tent camp was, thankfully, comfortable even on the days that got rained and fogged out. I enjoyed the views of the Alaska Range Mountains surrounding camp. My guide, Bryce …. did an outstanding job. He worked very hard to get me a full curl sheep. I’m pleased to say that Bryce became more than a guide – a hunting companion. He also knew how to camp cook. The sheep meat was wonderful, but his camp coffee needs work. The day that we got the sheep was the toughest of my half century of hunting. Also one of the most satisfying. ……….
During the hunt I saw a trophy moose and several grizzly bears (before the Sept. 1st season) and the black bear that wanted to move in kept things interesting and exciting.
I must comment that the fishing for grayling and silver salmon with a fly rod was an outstanding bonus. I hope to get to do that again.
Much thanks to you and your staff.
Ned C.

MOOSE HUNTS

Moose are easier on average then sheep hunts, and you need only be in reasonable condition to do a moose hunt. In recently this outfitter took 9 bulls for 10 hunters with an average spread of 61+”- best was 68”.  In past years they have taken moose as large as 70” and over the years he has maintained an average of over 60 inches with 80 % and better success. That is excellent for moose, these days.

They have spent 4 years doing very intensive wolf management because the big wolves are among the worst predators of moose and moose calves. And it is paying off in terms of seeing more moose every year.  The outfitter feels that overall 2011 was his best moose season in the past 10 years in regard to total number of big bulls found. He also will tell you it is getting hard to find wolves in winter when the big moose are bogged down in snow that the wolves can run on top of. That means higher fawn survival and more moose! He takes moose well up into the 72” range! This guy produces big moose wit CONSISTENCY! Many clients have returned 3 to 5 times!

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68 inch moose                                                                                            70 inch moose

All Moose trips are limited participation, one hunter with one guide per camp, unless the clients requests otherwise, or the hunt is booked as a 2×1. Their employee to client ratio is usually well over two employees per client with six clients per hunt. They take 12 hunters only – the total per year.

Guided Caribou Hunts
BARREN GROUND CARIBOU
Massive antlers, flashing white mane, hunted in the remote tundra of western Alaska.
• Local herds are monitored thru August and September to give you the best possible chance at a quality trophy bull.
• The Alaska black bear and wolf can be taken on this hunt and usually some high quality silver salmon fishing can be done.
• Difference with our caribou hunts: Our lodge (base of operation for your hunt) is located within GMU#19–the heart of caribou range in August and early September!!
• When researching outfitters and/or flying services for your caribou hunt, ask for a list of their clients that hunted the same hunt last year.
• You can expect us to provide an honest effort, quality camp and gear, a qualified and knowledgeable guide as well as every effort to locate you in the right place at the right time for a chance at a good bull.

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Pricing
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1. Spring Brown Bear . 1×1 – 10 Days 
April & May – All time SCI world’s record taken April 2013. Second bear can be taken.
Record book Grizzlies taken 2014 & 2015  $20,500
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2. Black Bear & Pike Fishing. 2×1 – 7 Days 
!May-Outstanding lodge based Black Bear hunt by boat and/ATV. Pike, Great man & wife  $14,000
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3. Fishing – 6 Days 
Five Species Pacific Salmon, Sheefish, Northern Pike, Char, Grayling, Rainbow & Lake Trout.
Top-Quality, Daily fly-out fishing. Float & wheel aircraft, a dozen strategically located boats. Maximum group of 6 clients. Special rates on groups of 4.  $7,000
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4.. Caribou – 7 Days 
1×1 $9,000 $9,500
2×1 $15,000
Unguided X 2 (Fully Outfitted) $11,000
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5. Sheep . 1×1 . 7 Days
August-Fly-In & back-pack. 20 lbs. or more overweight; heavy smoker; bad legs, feet or knees –
this is not your hunt. Should be able to climb & descend steep mountain terrain @ 2,000 to
6,000 ft. above sea level, carrying a 35 lb. pack. 3 Of 4 2016 hunters took quality rams.
100% success 2014  $19,500
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6. Moose 
1×1 10 Days  $29,000
Five SCI record book bulls taken 2015 & 2016 season 90% success 2016 season
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7. Grizzly/Moose/Caribou/Black Bear 1×1. 14 Days
September & October – The hunt if you plan to hunt Alaska only once and do it right! High overall success rate on this hunt. $33,000
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8. Fall Grizzly Bear . 1×1 . 10 Days 
August & October – Great hunt for Fall Grizzlies $20,000
Trophy Fees     2018
Caribou               $2,000
Moose                 $8,000
Grizzly                 $6,000
Black Bear          $2,000
Wolf                      $750
Non-Hunter at Lodge – a $950.00 flight fee from & back to Anchorage AK plus —— $300 per day

Normally you can take extra animals for a trophy fee, assuming you have tags.
• * April & May-3 clients per hunt, two guides
• **May – Outstanding Black Bear hunt by boat and/or ATV, Pike, Sheefish and Grayling fishing. Excellent with non-hunting companion.
• ***Email for quote on custom trips or combination of fishing & B&B June, July & August. Top- quality, daily flies-out fishing. Float & wheel aircraft, a dozen strategically located boats.
• ****An excellent combination hunt. Discounts on third hunt.
• *****August – Fly-in & back-pack. 20 lbs. or more overweight; heavy smoker; bad legs, feet or knees – this is not your hunt. Should be able to climb & descend steep mountain terrain @ 2,000 to 6,000 ft. above sea level, carrying a 35 lb. pack. Can be combined with Black Bear, Caribou and/or great Silver Salmon fishing.
• ******September – If moose is your primary trophy, this is the best package.
• *******September Moose– – Lots of big bulls! Black Bear each and/or Caribou can be taken @ $1,500 trophy fee, Grizzly @ $5,000 trophy fee.
• *******September & October – THE hunt if you plan to hunt Alaska only once and do it Right! High overall success rate on this hunt.
• ********September & October – Great hunt for Fall Grizzlies
• Price includes: guides, packers, pilots, food, lodging, and gear (except personal gear and sleeping bag) for the duration of the hunt.

 

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