This Alaskan outfitter has 30 years of experience and has been guiding over 19 years. He has gotten an exclusive guide area in some of the finest brown bear hunting on the planet. Specifically, his area is believed to have the highest brown bear density of any place on the planet!! Frankly he is so good that it often takes us several years before we can get clients into his operation! He is that good- and that busy. Now add to this mix of vast experience and awesome bear numbers, the fact that he hunts you from a luxury 70 foot long yacht with private staterooms and a gourmet chef! This is why his hunts are sold out years in advance.
Hunt Admiralty and Chichagof islands – World renowned for the highest density of brown bears per acre in the world. And do it in lap of luxury.
Located in the heart of SE Alaska’s coastal inside passage, Admiralty and Chichagof Islands claim the most brown bears per square mile of anywhere in the world. We believe in general a successful hunt is based on hunting where there is a lot of opportunity, and more bears equals more opportunity. He has a reputation for working hard to find only the best trophies for our clients, with most bears averaging in the 8’6” to 9’6” range. It is not uncommon to see upwards of 10 to 20 bears in a day of hunting.
You will be immersed in the natural beauty and awesome sights of SE Alaska’s stunning scenery while aboard your yacht. It is not uncommon to see whales, eagles, seals, sea lions and a host of other animals while cruising between hunt areas. All trips include fishing if available, and they do their best to provide fresh Alaska crab and shrimp harvested during your trip.
These hunts are all yacht based, providing you with not only first class accommodations, but the best possible means of access to the remote shorelines of all of our hunting areas. We like that not only do they work hard for the hunter, but they cater to the non-hunting companions as well. These first class accommodations make this the perfect adventure for the husband and wife. Take a $400 round trip charter flight from Juneau direct to boats location and back.
FALL BEAR HUNTS:
Mid-summer the salmon start to run into the streams. Southeast Alaska has literally thousands of salmon streams and millions of salmon return to spawn each year. When these fish enter the streams it is like a buffet line for the bears. Brown bears will use these streams from August until late September, feasting on the high protein salmon in preparation for denning up for the winter.
This HUGE FOOD SOURCE lets them know where the bears are concentrated. Salmon entry often varies by time and stream, so they must first determine the current dominant food source. In the fall, you will anchor the yacht somewhere near a multitude of productive salmon streams. They then use the small boats to access the shore, and you and your guide will hike up the streams in search of large trophy bears. Typically you will trip over many small bears and sows on the way to the best bear fishing holes, which the largest bears lay claim to. It is a very interactive hunt, and not one for the faint of heart. Close encounters with bears of all size are common. A typical shot opportunity on a fall hunt is at about 40 yards!
Spring hunts are usually less physical and can be enjoyed by hunters of almost any ability, while hunting in the fall you will need to be ready to spend long days in hip waders on slippery rocks and fording streams. Fall is much more physically demanding, but can be highly rewarding and a full adrenalin charged adventure!
SPRING BEAR HUNTS:
In the spring, primarily in the month of May, the brown bears begin to emerge from their dens. When they do, the first thing they want after 9 months of sleeping is to eat. They need fiber- and need it badly! Southeast Alaska is covered by dense rainforest and in the spring the first thing to turn green is the beach grass located along the coastline. As the bears come out of their dens they head straight to the beach to consume the fresh buds. This allows your guides to know exactly where the bears are headed when they come out of hibernation. They will anchor the yacht in an area where they know bears frequent for grass and food, and an area with plenty of grassy shorelines. Then you will use smaller skiffs, typically 16-18 foot aluminum runabouts, to cruise the miles of endless shoreline. Once you spot a respectable bear they will put the boat ashore and you make a stalk. This method of hunting is highly successful, and typically allows our clients to see many bears on a 10-day hunt. They usually run at about an 80% success rate for shot opportunity on our spring hunts, with it not uncommon for every hunter to go home with a bear.
Your outfitter has been running boats in SE Alaska for over 25 years, spending the last 16 years working on commercial fishing vessels. One thing you learn fast in wild Alaska- is that everything needs to be in proper working order. Your boat is not only your home and your hunting platform, it is also your life line. They will work hard for you on your hunt, and they expect all of their equipment to do the same.
The 70-foot yacht was custom built expressly for service in Alaska by one of the Northwest most renowned ship builders, and while finished for luxury, it was built tough. Have you ever seen the Deadliest Catch? The boat was built by the same builder who built many of the vessels you see on that famous show about crabbing in the Alaska seas. Its sturdy lines make for a smooth safe ride in any seas, outperforming many vessels twice her size. While you rarely encounter rough seas of any kind in the summer, it is good to know you’re in a ship built for any conditions and that was constructed for exactly what they do. From the panoramic views at the galley table to the fully covered upper viewing deck, nothing was spared in creating a comfortable environment for our guest. And the food is simply amazing- far beyond and above!
Bears average 8 ½ to 9 ½ feet; and seeing 10 to 20 bears a day is not unusual! Bears in fall key on salmon streams, concentrating them even more. Many shot opportunities are under 50 yards as you work the streams. You will be walking in hip boots on slippery rocks all day long, and a staff to help you is a good idea. We think a 375 magnum is ideal, but have either iron sights or a low 2.5 power scope! In evenings, take a hot shower, enjoy beer and wine, savor the views and you have a recipe for a quality experience with big savings!
You fly to Juneau on or before Sept 14th. Charter flight that afternoon to vessel (your cost) about $400 round trip. Morning of Sept 25 at latest you return via charter back to Juneau. Only other fees: license, land use fee and tags- $885 (US citizen) optional deer tag available for $150 and fishing license $60.
Full One on One guide service with a highly experienced guide
5 star chef aboard vessel
Wine and Beer
Access to the number one hunting concession in Alaska!
Prices and Availability:
10 Day Brown Bear Hunt
Price: $34,950 – Next available in 2019 (3 spots left)
14 Day Brown Bear/Black Bear combo hunt
Price: $39,950 – Next available in 2019 (3 spots left)
Non Hunters – Price: $5,000 (free on combo hunt)
Join Us for Alaska’s Premier Yacht Based Brown Bear Hunts!
This is a true world-class brown bear hunt from start to finish, with standards that no other Alaska hunting outfitter can match.
Our close knit staff of fully licensed professional guides set the standard for knowledge, skill, effort and experience to help you harvest the trophy brown bear of your dreams.
Not only do we have the finest accommodations and the hardest hunting most experienced guides, we also have what is probably the best concession for boat based brown bear hunts in Alaska. Owner and Master Guide Keegan McCarthy has worked for years to buy up and take over the longest standing and number one producing concessions available. You will not find a better hunting area–one that has consistently produced the largest trophy bears in SE Alaska for nearly 30 years.
About Our Alaska Brown Bear Hunts
Hunt Admiralty and Chichagof islands – World renowned for the highest density of brown bears in the world.
Chichagof Islands claim the most brown bears per square mile of anywhere in the world. A successful hunt is based on opportunity, and more bears equals more opportunity. We work hard to find only the best trophies for our clients, with most bears averaging in the 8’6” to 9’6” range. It is not uncommon to see upwards of 20 bears in a day of hunting.
Not only will we work to give you an opportunity to harvest a trophy brown bear, but all of our hunts are sold as an adventure. You will be immersed in the natural beauty and awe of SE Alaska’s stunning scenery while aboard. It is not uncommon to see whales, eagles, seals, sea lions and a host of other animals while cruising between hunt areas. All trips include fishing if available, and we do our best to provide fresh Alaska crab and shrimp harvested during your trip.
Our hunts are all yacht based, providing you with not only first class accommodations, but the best possible means of access to the remote shorelines of all of our hunting areas. We cater not only to the hunter, but non-hunting companions as well. Our first class accommodations make this the perfect adventure for the husband and wife.
7 Day First Class Coastal Black Bear Hunt aboard MV Sikumi
Alaska’s Premier Destination for Black Bear Includes:
Full guide service
5 star chef aboard vessel
Wine and Beer
Prices and Availability:
7 Day Black Bear Hunt
Price- $9950 Next Available 2019
About Our Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunts
These, as with most all of our hunts, are a yacht based hunt. You will stay nights aboard our luxurious 70 foot yacht, and during the day we will use multiple methods to hunt. The deers habits are highly dependent upon time of year, snow fall, rut activity and area. We have found that the best time of year to hunt these trophies is from November 15 through December 15th. The rut typically kicks in around mid November, but if there is not much snow fall yet then the deer can be widely distributed and we may have to hike into the hills to find them. The earlier hunts are typically for those in good physical condition who are ready to spend some time working for their trophy. By early December we typically have enough snow on the hills to push the deer down close to the coast line, this can make for some of the best hunting, especially when coupled with the post rut activity. During this time, if the snow levels cooperate, it is not uncommon to see up to 100 deer in a day along the beaches. We typically recommend these hunts for clients of any physical ability.
Access is an important factor when hunting deer anywhere in Alaska. We have worked hard to make sure our clients have the best possible access to deer. Alaska winters can be very unpredictable, and many hunters who chose to hunt deer in areas such as Kodiak Island, have had their entire hunt ruined by bad weather. While weather is a consideration where we hunt, it is very rare that we have a hunt delayed or cancelled due to weather. This is for two reasons, first, Juneau, our jumping off point, has many flights a day from Seattle, it is uncommon that it is hard to get to Juneau.
Second, we have a very large vessel that can handle most conditions, and we do not need to hunt that far from town to be successful. We do also use float planes to access the areas, and again, it is uncommon that we are not able to make the short flight to the hunting grounds. I have heard many stories over the years of hunters trying to be successful on Kodiak, and most are. But if the weather sets in there you are running a high chance of your hunt being lost. In the last five years we have not had a single hunt completely delayed or cancelled due to weather, and still enjoy a 100% success rate in the last 4 years.
Full guide service
2 Deer per hunter
5 star chef aboard vessel
Wine and Beer
Nearly 100% success
Prices and Availability-
7 Day Buck and Duck Combo- Price- $7,500 Dates open in 2017-2018
Duck Hunting Experience
We typically offer sea duck hunts as a combination with the Sitka Black Tail deer hunts, as this can make for a fantastic hunting adventure, but we also offer custom Sea Duck hunts for the wing-shooting enthusiast.
We will use a variety of hunting methods, utilizing many areas, blinds, decoys and a certain amount of local knowledge to insure all our waterfowl hunters have a great trip. It is very uncommon that a duck hunter does not go home without his full bag limit as determined by species.
A hunter can reasonably expect to go home with a very diverse collection of ducks that are hard to find anywhere else, including but not limited to:
Harlequin, Old Squaw (Long Tail), Surf Scooter , White Winged Scooter , Common Scooter
Barrows Golden Eye, Common Golden Eye, Common Merganser, Red Breasted Merganser
Bufflehead, Puddle ducks and geese may also be harvested
HUNT NATION- YOUR ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS !
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