BROWN BEAR HUNTING

Our area carries a high volume of Brown Bear as our lodge is located on one of the largest salmon run rivers in all of Alaska. Our home river provides Brown Bear with a world class run of Coho Salmon assuring them plenty of protein to prepare for winter hibernation so it is only natural to hold a high volume of mature brown bears. We offer both spring and fall hunts here at Alaska Expedition along with lodge based hunts and out camps in prime brown bear habitat. Unit 06 allows hunters to hunt spring or fall every year as we do not have an alternating season like Kodiak or the Alaska Peninsula. We target spring bear April-May and fall bear September-October. One brown bear may be taken by a hunter every regulatory year and does not count against the harvest of one brown bear every four years as other areas of Alaska do. Brown Bear, Trophy Moose and Mountain Goat seasons overlap allowing for a world class combo hunt.

SPRING & FALL HUNTING

BROWN BEAR HUNTS  with Alaska Expedition take place in the spring and fall every year. In the fall we target areas that overlook salmon run rivers from a select glassing area. Dominant bears tend to frequent the best fishing holes and we have had great success harvesting excellent trophies over the years with some bears squaring in at over 10ft. Our guides are highly trained in bear country and have been guiding brown bear for over 10+ years. Hunting Brown Bear in Alaska can place you in situations where you indulge in long hours glassing where patience and trust in your Guides decision to pursue the right animal are very important. In the spring, our hunts may take place at lower elevations on the coastal grasslands or beaches where bears search for food on heavy snow years or up at higher elevations and closer to mountainous terrain where we search for bears coming out of the den as they prepare for mating season. Our Brown Bear hunts are most commonly combined with our Moose hunts which sets you up for a truly exciting expedition. Being our area has a high population of mature Brown Bear, The Alaska Department of Fish & Game only requires a Brown/Grizzly Bear locking-tag and hunting license to participate in our guided hunts. It is not necessary to draw a permit to hunt Brown Bear in our area.

LODGE HUNTS & SPIKE CAMPS

BROWN BEAR HUNTS are conducted 1 on 1 from either our main lodge or spike camps. Our lodge based hunts provide hunters with the obvious added comforts one would not receive in our spike camps although our spike camps are put together from the finest outdoor equipment. Our equipment has proven to withstand the harsh weather Alaska can throw at you. Top of the line tents, cots, heaters and frozen meals prepared by our lodge chef are provided in our out camps.  Our guides have many years experience of conducting hunts in the field and are trained to provide not only a quality experience while hunting from our spike camps but also know how to insure comfort in the remote wilderness. Alaska Expedition Guides are wilderness first aid trained and have proven to be true professionals in the field on all of our guided hunts.

TROPHY CARE AND EXPEDITING

ALL TROPHIES are cared for in a professional manner. Hides, skulls and horns are brought back from the field where our guides flesh the hide and turn the ears, nose, lips, eyes and remove the feet/knuckles from the trophy. Once complete, our guides will salt the hide to preserve the trophy for the next step in taxidermy to insure your trophy will arrive to our expediter in Anchorage safely. Our skinning and fleshing services are included in the cost of your hunt. All hides, skulls and horns are tagged appropriately with our hunter’s name, address and contact information along with a separate tag with your taxidermist information before it leaves our lodge to the expediter. Expediting fees are not included in the cost of your Alaskan Hunt.