Premier Alaska Grizzly Bear Hunt
Spring grizzly hunts occur during the months of May and June, fall hunts during the month of September. We offer both base camp and backpack style hunts or a combination of both. Our area is very conducive to the progressive style manner of backpack hunting because of the long open ridge tops that we land on, that being said there are multiple vantage points where sitting and glassing for long periods of time over the country is very effective as well.
This area has a track record for producing some of the largest Boone and Crockett grizzly bears in Alaska. We are harvesting bears between 7.5ft to 8.5ft. With a very high bear population, professional guides, good camp gear and food our hunters walk away with a once in a lifetime experience!
- Fly-in Basecamp and/or Backpack style Grizzly Bear Hunts
- Record Book Potential
- Spring and Fall Hunts are Available
Dates and Pricing
Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.
- Professional 1:1 guiding and packer for each hunter.
- Meals and accommodations while in the field.
- Field care of game harvested.
- Bush charter flights to/from Kotzebue, Alaska and field.
- Taxidermy and Expediting Fees.
- Commercial travel to/from Kotzebue, Alaska.
- Meals and accommodations out of the field.
- Trip Insurance is highly recommended for any trip to Alaska.
Lodging and Accommodations
Hunters should expect to stay in larger 6 man guide model tents while in base camp and single man solo shelters while spiked out. Hunting conditions and animal’s locations heavily dictate the locations to camp and shelter size. Meals consist of a variety of freeze dried and “real food” meals while in camp. All important coffee provided!
Hunter, Guide, and Assistant Guide (packer) make for a full team to facilitate each individual hunt. This puts a heavy emphasis on providing the most safe, successful, and memorable experience as possible! Guides are experienced Bear Guides with years of experience guiding all across Alaska. With decades of combined experience, you will experience the hunt of a lifetime with our Outfitter’s staff!
The average day is spent covering ground and glassing from ridge tops for a hunters trophy Bear. Hunters should expect to spend long days in the glass and be prepared to work hard when the time comes! Method of hunting is spot-and-stalk in both Spring and Fall.
Spring Bear Hunts
Spring is the breeding time for Grizzlies. On spring hunts the day consists of waking up around 10:00 AM and hunting until approximately 2:00 AM in the morning. There is more daylight in the May-June timeframe than we know what to do with so concentrating on those “peak hours” has been most conducive to catching mature bears in the open. During the spring time the goal is to catch one of these cruising boars in search of a sow traveling the ridges, as well as breeding pairs. With the long open ridge tops this country has to offer, this allows us to see boars that push sows to the top from afar. Most of the time this gives us ample amount of time to seal the deal whether it be a few hours or a couple days later.
Fall Bear Hunts
On fall hunts, the day starts early in the morning around 6:00 AM and ends around 10:00 PM in the evening. In the Fall time, the bears have transitioned to a feed pattern and can be found feeding on Salmon Streams and Blueberry on the Tundra!
- Hunters should schedule commercial flights through Alaska Airlines to arrive in Kotzebue the day prior to the “fly in” date, and the return home flight the day after the scheduled “fly out” of the field day.
- Hotel’s will need to be booked in advance of travel for both the night before “fly in” and the night after “fly out”.
Trophies and Expediting
- All grizzly bear capes come out of the field fleshed, turned, and salted with the skull.
- Hunters are responsible for their own trophy’s once back to Kotzebue.
- Outfitter recommends Wildlife Gallery as the primary expediting service.
- Bears will need to be sealed prior to departing the state of Alaska.
- Tote’s and packaging materials are provided for transport.
Photos from this Hunt
- Gun- 300 win mag or larger
- 20 Rds. Ammo
- Pocket knife multi tool
- Pack- Barneys, Stone Glacier or Kifaru
- Trekking Pole (s)
- Sleeping Bag- Mtn. Hardwear
- Sleeping Pad- Thermarest
- Headlamp w/ extra batteries- PETZL BRAND
- Camera w/ extra batteries (IF NOT USING CELL PHONE)
- External battery charger for phone/misc (Anker 20000 Mhz) with smaller cords
- Water bottle
- Lightweight Mug
- Long Spoon
- Spotting Scope (Optional)
- Mosquito HeadNet
- Hiking Boots- Hanwag, Scarpa, Crispi, Kenetrek
- Gaiters (Outdoor Research Crocodiles) MUST HAVE
- Camp shoe- (Crocs or short rubber boot)
- 2-Merino Wool Top- Minus 33
- Merino Wool Pant- Minus 33
- Fleece Pullover- Barneys ¼ zip
- Hiking Pant- Sitka Gear,
- Socks- 6 pairs- Darn Tough
- 2-3 underwear
- Puffy Jacket- Barney’s Super Cub, Brooks range, Stone glacier, Kifaru, Sitka Gear
- Puffy Pant- Barneys Brooks range, Kifaru, stone glacier, Sitka Gear
- Rain Jacket/Pant- Arcteryx, Stone Glacier, Sitka
- 2 Pr. -Liner/lightweight- Outdoor Research PL 100
- Heavy weight- Hestra PrimaLoft Mitt
- Waterproof Shell- Outdoor Research
- Hiking Gloves (Leather)
- Merino beanie- Outdoor Research
- Fleece/windstopper beanie- Outdoor Research
Waterproof Stuff Sacks
These are used for gear organization in your pack.
- SEA TO SUMMIT Compression sack for Sleeping bag
- Roll tops for extra clothes and gear
- Baby Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Flossers (optional)
- Personal Meds
YOU CAN PURCHASE MOST IF NOT ALL AT BARNEYS SPORTS CHALET CONTACT KEVIN DANA @ 907-561-5242 OR 907-854-1555
BARNEYS SPORTS CHALET IS LOCATED HERE IN ANCHORAGE ALASKA AND SPECIALIZES IN HIGH END BACKCOUNTRY HUNTING GEAR.