Bob Steed’s new World Record SCI grizzly with a 28 5/16” skull.
This is “THE hunt to go on” if grizzly is the primary trophy on a Alaska combo hunt.
Grizzly populations are at all time high and hunter success for past five years has been 90% with average hide squaring over 8′. The majority qualifying for SCI and many B&C grizzlies as well.
Quality, ten day hunts in late August and a spring hunt that successfully killed the new world record in 2013.
Grizzly bear populations are at an all time high in Alaska’s Game Management #19. Unit #19 are considered “grizzly bears” by SCI and B&C considers a good portion of them grizzlies as well”
There is both a spring and fall season.
- The fall hunt takes place in September and October.
- In the fall, hunters have the option of making it a combo hunt for grizzly, moose, caribou, and or black bear.
- The spring hunt can produce HUGE bears that are just coming out of hibernation.
Hunters can expect to rise early and glass from camp, eat a hot breakfast, and then hike to a “lookout” where they will glass. Once a good bear is spotted, a stalk is made to within 50 to 150 yards.
Success rate over the years stands at about 90%. Our hunters on this hunt have consistently taken grizzlies with hides that will square 8′ with skulls between 23″ and 26″.
Hunts take place in rolling hills (alpine) areas with elevations between 500′ and 2,000′. Although not difficult, hunters should be comfortable with hiking two to five miles a day in hilly country.
Weather in Alaska is unpredictable. Be prepared and pack accordingly. You shouldn’t see any snow, but expect some rain & wind. Bugs are not usually an issue, but dope & headnets are provided when needed.
All trips are 1×1 with one hunter per spike camp unless the hunt was booked as 2×1. License and tags are over-the-counter.
Unless otherwise requested or prearranged, the outfitter will arrange a flight between Anchorage, AK and the lodge a day prior to hunt and a day after hunt. All transportation to and from camps is provided by bush planes.
You will arrive at a very nice, remote base lodge, and the hunts will be out of spike camps. All spike camps are equipped with a satellite phone and you can request a trip back to the lodge at any point during your hunt. This will usually require a day of hunting due to Alaska law stating that hunters cannot hunt on the same day as flying.
Lunch/trail food are carried by guide, hot meals in evening can be expected, hunters requests for particular types of food can usually be complied with.
More trophy photos from this Alaska grizzly bear hunt: