This outfitter has been in the business of guided moose hunts in Alaska for decades.
They have seen laws change, predator populations fluctuate, extreme weather conditions, etc., but this outfitter has always managed to maintain a 80% to 90% success rates on trophy moose with an average antler spread of SIXTY inches.
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Just moments after my guide and I agreed to move up the drainage, a moose materialized from the brush…. it looked like something from the ice age! Bigger than your SUV with antlers like two sheets of plywood.”
~ Moose Hunter
Pre-Scouted Trophy Bulls
This outfitter has planes in the air year-round scouting for game. During the dall sheep season, he flies over his prime moose area almost daily, so by the time moose season rolls around he knows where the trophy bulls live. This gives our clients a distinct advantage for good success when they show up.
Moose hunting usually takes place during September, with some combo hunts stretching into early October.
Hunters can expect to rise early and glass from camp, eat a hot breakfast, and then hike to a “look out” where they will glass all day or until a good bull is spotted. Once a good bull is spotted, a stalk is made to within 50 to 150 yards.
*Hunters will also be doing a great deal of calling with their guide.
Success Rates and Trophy Quality
This moose hunting outfitter averages an 80% to 90% success rate yearly on trophy bulls up to, and some exceeding 60″.
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.
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.
Climate and Weather
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 limited to one hunter with one guide per camp, unless the client requests otherwise, or the hunt is booked as a 2×1.
After standard tagging, pictures etc. moose are caped, quartered and butchered for packing to spot suitable for aircraft pick-up.
License and tags are over the counter
Very nice, remote base lodge that the hunters will arrive and depart from. Hunts will be in 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.
You won’t be disappointed with the meals in camp. You should start fasting now as you won’t be able to push away from the table the food is so good. Don’t be surprised if you gain a few pounds while in camp. In spike camp, you will have “Mountain House” camp meals. They are a lot better than military MRE’s. The variety of choices, lasagna, spaghetti, beef stroganoff, turkey, chicken, etc., will fill you up. Cookies and some dried fruit will fulfill your sweet tooth craving. Obviously you don’t have the same meals in spike camp you are treated to in the main lodge, none the less they are filling and welcome at the end of a long day of hunting and packing out your game.”