We are serious about hunting and harvesting big Alaska bull moose. For many years we have maintained 85-95% kill success with nearly 20% of them making record book entries. Alaska moose are the largest member of the deer family and carry the largest antlers of any species on the North American continent. Mature Alaska bull moose can weigh anywhere from 1,400 – 1,600 lbs. with antlers that spread 60-70″+. A great trophy from any hunting trip!
Annually we take 4 to 8 hunters total. You can book the trip as a moose hunt only, or as a combination hunt to include another species. Most folks do book combo hunts.
Each hunter, or group of two, if booked as a 2×1, hunts exclusively from their own camp for the entire season with no one else hunting in that area that year. In other words, no competition from other clients, or anyone else. The only people around your hunting camp will be you, your guide and a packer/camp helper. On average, our hunters see and pass up 2-6 mature bulls before harvesting one and this does not include smaller bulls, cows or calves.
Our camps are located in a very remote area, with access by a Super Cub on tundra tires only. The flight to main camp takes about 45 minutes. From main camp to your spike camp is another 30-40 minutes. The camps are warm, dry, comfortable and stocked with lots of food and plenty of snacks.
The elevation at camp is 400′ above sea level and the terrain varies from dense spruce forests and open tundra meadow, to the lower areas around the ponds and streams that are thick with alder bush and willow. The ground is uneven, bumpy tundra, covered in moss and low growing vegetation. Once in camp expect to walk. You don’t have to be in top physical condition but you should be comfortable walking through this terrain 2-6 miles per day while carrying your day pack and rifle or bow.
During this time of year the moose are in a pre-rut condition, or the rut is in full swing. Our primary hunting method is calling & raking, but we also do some spot and stalk. Please understand the big bulls aren’t standing in the open like magazine articles make them out to be. They’re here, all right, and they’re big. But you have to work to get them. And being real patient becomes important. We can’t emphasize it enough.
The action is up close and can be intense. Most shots average 20-60 yards. About 60% of our hunters bring a rifle and the others use a bow. Make sure to bring a good camera (preferably waterproof). If you can, bring a digital video camera and we’ll get some great action shots of you to take back home with you!