Grizzly Bear Hunts
We hunt two very different areas for grizzly bear. Hunts conducted in the Kotzebue area are for "Arctic" grizzly. These hunts are conducted north of the Arctic Circle in the fall season. The bear in this region have a wide color variation, with light blonde being the predominant color. Bear in this area typically range from 6.5 to a little over 8 feet. These are spot and stalk, fair chase hunts. Days will be spent glassing mountain sides for bear feeding on blueberries, roaming the tundra, feeding on a recent moose or caribou carcass, or feeding on late run salmon in rivers. This is a great hunt to "combo" with for Caribou! The hunts in this area are on a draw basis, and require advance application.The hunts in the Iliamna area offer bear, which tend to be a bit darker in color and slightly larger on average. These hunts are also spot and stalk, fair chase hunts, and are done in early spring and fall. Spring hunts are spent glassing mountain slopes searching for bear as they come out of hibernation. Fall hunts are spent primarily glassing mountain slopes for bear feeding on berries, or working small streams as the bear feed on salmon. Tags for this hunt are available "over the counter."
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Dates: Spring Hunt April/May - Fall Hunt September.
Transportation: Overnight in Anchorage with an AM connecting flight on Alaska Airlines flight #151 to Kotzebue, or via lliamna Air Taxi to Iliamna where you will be met by your outfitter.
Camp: Mobile spike camps consisting of 6-man dome tents.
License: Brown Bear/Grizzly tag $500, non-resident hunting license $85. *** Note Grizzly hunts in the Kotzebue area are Draw hunts, with an application deadline of Dec 31st. *** Book early to be certain you do not miss the drawing deadline. lliamna area hunt tags are available over the counter, and should be purchased online prior to arrival in Alaska.
Includes:1X1 Professional Guide service, trophy care, in-field accommodations, all in-field transportation, airport pickup.
Not Includes: Tag and license, accommodations in town before or after your hunt, or due to the inability to fly due to bad weather, transportation or shipping of trophy beyond Kotzebue or Iliamna, gratuities.