Alaska Arctic Grizzly Bear Hunt #OI-AWCG2

I had a fabulous hunt for my Grizzly Bear. The bear weighed about 800 lbs and he estimated it being close to 8 feet!


Arctic Grizzly Bear Hunt

These are spot and stalk, fair chase grizzly bear hunts in Alaska. You’ll be glassing mountainsides for arctic grizzly bears feeding on blueberries, roaming the tundra, feeding on a recent moose or caribou carcass, or feeding on late run salmon in rivers. Boats can be utilized as well for floating and accessing “No Fly” areas of the river systems. This is a great hunt to “combo” with a trophy caribou!

Hunts conducted in the Kotzebue area are for “Arctic” grizzly bears. These hunts are conducted north of the Arctic Circle in the fall season. The bears in this region have a wide color variation, from light blonde to dark chocolate in color. Bears in this area typically range from 6.5 to a 9 feet.

Option to Combo an Arctic Grizzly Bear with Caribou

Both grizzly and caribou tags are guaranteed. This outfitter also offers an unguided caribou option, but availability is extremely limited.

Kyle Hanson glassing for Arctic grizzly bears AWCG2

More Resources for this Hunt

Grizzly camp

This is a fly-in, tent based backcountry hunt.

Trophy Preparation

Clients can bring their bear and caribou trophy’s home with them as checked luggage during commercial travel! Alaska Airlines is the most hunter friendly airline around. So long as animal trophy parts and meat are properly packaged you can bring your game back with you.

  • All clients will be assisted with properly packaging of their trophies.
  • Bear capes will be properly caped/fleshed/salted for travel.
  • Bear skulls will need to be sealed prior to departing AK and can be sealed in Kotzebue.
  • Caribou capes will be properly caped/fleshed/salted prior to travel.
  • Antlers points will be properly covered/padded & boxed for clients commercial travel.
  • Outfitter can arrange expediting on special request.

Beautiful hide

Caribou Meat Processing and Transportation

For clients wishing to take meat home with them, Meat/Fish boxes can be purchased from the outfitter for a minimal fee.

  • Properly packaged meat can be brought home as checked luggage.
  • Boxes must not be over 100 pounds.
  • Excess baggage fees will be charged by the airlines for additional pieces of checked baggage on Alaska Airlines.
  • Outfitter will assist with properly packaging your meat & trophy for commercial travel.
  • Outfitter can also arrange to expedite clients meat to Anchorage for processing.
  • Meat can also be donated to local citizens in the Kotzebue community!

Be sure to get a wolf tag!

Although wolves tend to be elusive creatures, they are abundant in the Arctic, and the wolf hunting is good! Wolf tags can be purchased over the counter and hunters can purchase UP TO 20 TAGS!

Also, don’t forget the fishing.

Approximately 95% of the camps end up on a river or stream. This means that there is WORLD CLASS Arctic char and grayling fishing.

Fly in trophy hunts

Travel Information

  • You will fly to Anchorage, AK (ANC), then catch a flight to Kotzebue, where your Outfitter will meet you to the airport.
  • Recommended to arrive to Kotzebue the day prior to your scheduled fly into the field date, depart the day after your flight out of the field date.
  • This outfitter will use either a bush plane or an aluminum motor boat to get you into the field. Bear concentrations, timing of the season, berry crop & salmon run dictate hunting locations and tactics used. Our Outfitter knows how to get clients on Grizzly Bears!

TIP: Book “flexible” return flights and we HIGHLY recommend trip insurance! *Weather is a variable that no one can control. Weather conditions may prevent us from being able to fly. Such instances are rare, but can occur.

Booking Information

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.

Trip Includes:

  • Seven days of hunting
  • 1:1 Professional Guiding
  • One Grizzly Bear, can take Caribou on Trophy fee
  • Meals and accommodations in the field
  • Air/Boat transportation to the field from Kotzebue, AK
  • Field care of game harvested in the field
  • Meat/trophy transport back to Kotzebue.

Not Included:

When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing.

If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you. Remember, our service is free to you. There are no added costs.

Our hunters have had great success on this hunt!