Hunting Expeditions

Game Management Units (GMU)

We hunt Unit 21 for Grizzly & Moose, and Unit 6 for Brown Bear, Moose and Black Bear.

GMU 21 GMU 6

Gear List (What to Bring)

These are the recommended items to bring with you on a Grizzly Expeditions hunt

  • Rifle *
  • Sunblock & Lip Balm
  • Ammunition (2+ boxes
  • Shaving materials
  • Soft gun case & Cleaning Kit
  • Towel & washcloth
  • Scope covers
  • Long underwear
  • Large day pack
  • Wool socks
  • Camera(s) w/ extra memory card
  • Camp shoes/boots
  • Binoculars (8x or 10x)
  • Shirts
  • Small flashlight
  • Polar Fleece (pants & jacket)
  • Hunting knife
  • Hip boots or breathable chest waders (no felt bottoms)
  • Sunglasses
  • Good rain gear
  • Personal medication
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves & liners
  • Reading material
  • Satellite phone (optional)
  • License(s) & Locking tag(s) (see pricing)

* Heavier belted magnum rounds with a minumum bullet weight of 200gr are recommended. Premium quality ammunition should be used and if you handload, please make sure your rounds are going to fire! There is no simple "right or wrong" in selecting a rifle and ammunition for your hunt and how accurately you shoot is more important than the equipment you choose to use. See ADFG's article on firearms & ammunition.

Note: Your gear should not exceed 100lbs and should be packed in soft duffle bags. Upon reaching the remote village the hunt will start from, we ask that you repack your gear into medium duffle bags and your day pack to better assist in loading the small high performance planes we utilize in the bush.

Grizzly Bear vs. Brown Bear

All Grizzly Bears are Brown Bears, but not all Brown Bears are Grizzly Bears. Confused? Here's the difference... the Grizzly Bear subspecies is a designation for inland Brown Bears. They are identical in every way except for where they live and their diet, which mostly consists of berries, roots, plant bulbs, ground rodents and whitebark pine nuts. They also prey on moose, elk, mountain goats and sheep. The "Brown Bears" we hunt are considered coastal and are found along.. you guessed it.. the coast! They eat fish (a LOT of it) and because of the consistent availability of salmon, Brown Bears tend to grow larger than Grizzlies.

Grizzly Bear Hunt + Fishing Float Combo

Season/Dates: August 9th - August 16th
Length: 8 Days
Game Management Unit: 21, Middle Yukon

This one of a kind combination Grizzly Hunt and Fishing Float trip takes you down a 30 mile prime stretch of a tributary to the Yukon River. During this time, the grizzly bears are still feeding on salmon and therefore they are concrentrated along the river. We set up camp at each end of the stretch. During the float, you will have the opportunity to participate in world class fishing for grayling and arctic char. Also during this trip, it is not unusual to see anywhere betwen 5 and 10 bears per day. However, if you don't take one, we fly back to the upper camp and do it all again the next day!

More Info

You'll fly to Unalakleet from Anchorage where you'll rendezvous with Rick before flying out to upper camp in the Super Cub. The season opens on August 10th and you'll float with your guide down the river, hunting and fishing along the way. If you don't fill your tag, we'll just fly you back up to the top for another go! This hunt takes place right at the end of the salmon run when the bears are all down by the river trying to make their last catch. It's been a very successful hunt over the years and we typically fill the tag within 3 days.

Brown Bear + Moose Combo Hunt

Seasons/Dates: Fall, September 1st - September 30th
Length: 10 Days
Game Management Unit: 6, North Gulf Coast - Prince William Sound

Coming soon! Please contact us for info.

Moose

Seasons/Dates: Fall, September 1st - September 30th
Length: 10 Days
Game Management Unit: 6, North Gulf Coast - Prince William Sound

Coming soon! Please contact us for info.

Brown Bear

Seasons/Dates: Fall Hunt, September 1st - September 30th | Spring Hunt, May 10th - June 10th
Length: 10 Days
Game Management Unit: 6, North Gulf Coast - Prince William Sound

Coming soon! Please contact us for info.

Black Bear Hunt

Season/Dates: Spring Hunt, May 10th - June 10th | Fall Hunt, September 1st - September 30th
Length: 10 Days

Full info coming soon! Please contact us in the meantime.

Wolf Hunting (Add-On Only)

Wolves can be found throughout mainland Alaska and are classified as "big game" under hunting regulations. They are highly adaptable and exist in just about all Alaska habitats. Wolves may be harvested without a locking tag while on our Grizzly/Fishing Combo trip (Unit 21) and with a tag (see pricing) while on any of our other hunts.