Alaska unguided caribou hunts provide a true remote arctic adventure
Unguided caribou hunts in Northwest Alaska based out of Kotzebue.
Northwest Alaska is home to the largest herd of Barren Ground Caribou, called the Western Arctic Herd, with a population of 500,000+ animals. In addition to caribou, hunters regularly see moose, grizzly bear, black bear, wolves, dall sheep, wolverine, and musk ox. The vast and open tundra, virtually untouched by man adds to this true wilderness adventure. The key to a successful unguided hunt is to be dropped in front of the bulk of the moving herd. Get more information »
caribou on this hunt. Trophy class bulls are very common. The unique geographical features and pristine rivers provide spectacular scenery. You will be amazed at the “caribou trails” crossing the tundra – many of which have been used for hundreds of years.
Because this outfitter is constantly moving hunters in and out of the area throughout the season, we have enjoyed a very high success rate over the years.
*As a bonus on these unguided caribou hunts, you can add wolf hunting for no additional charge! The ptarmigan hunting can be incredible (bring a shotgun), and char and grayling fishing is also available. Get more information by filling out this form.
Our unguided caribou hunters have enjoyed tremendous success on this hunt over the years. Success rates on self guided hunts have ranged from a low of 89%, but most seasons at or near 100%. Our guided Alaska caribou hunts have always been at 100%. There is no other place in Alaska where you can find better odds in harvesting a trophy caribou.”
Success Rates (on TWO bulls)
Weather has been uncooperative the last few years. When it is warm the caribou just stop migrating. Despite that, our hunters have had a Success Rate in the 80th percentile on two bulls over the last 10 years.
-92% in 2011
-96% in 2010
-97% in 2009
-98% in 2008
-93% in 2007
-98% in 2006
-100% in 2005
Spot and Stalk from fly-in mobile camps placed along the caribou migration route.
Hunters are flown into the remote Arctic tundra, where your group will set up camp along the caribou migration route. From there you will conduct your fair chase spot and stalk hunt. If you’ve dreamed of a remote, fly-in, unguided, do-it-yourself adventure, at an affordable price – this is it! These Alaska unguided caribou hunts have no hidden costs. They include airport pickup/delivery, all food, tents, cots, camping equipment, transport of meat, cape(s) and antlers back to Kotzebue. The Outfitters’ logistical support and coordination assures your unguided trip will go as planned from start to finish.
Barren Ground Caribou hunting in Alaska has never been better! Two bulls per non-resident hunter. Trophy class bulls are very common on these unguided caribou hunts.
Travel, Food, and Lodging information for this hunt
Kotzebue is a small native village with a population around 3,000 people, which sits on the tip of the Hotham Peninsula on the shore of the Chukchi Sea, just north of the Arctic Circle.
ABOUT SELF GUIDED CARIBOU HUNTS
These Alaska unguided caribou hunts have no hidden costs. They include airport pickup/delivery, all food, tents, cots, camping equipment, transport of meat, cape(s) and antlers back to Kotzebue. The Outfitters’ logistical support and coordination assures your unguided trip will go as planned from start to finish.
Alaska Unguided Caribou
Although I was unsuccessful, I was pleased with my hunt. We just missed the migration.
- 2014 Post Season Report
2014 Season – all seemed to go well. As with any season, there are those instances that we had guys come out of the field without animals, however the overall feel of the season was a great one.
Custom gear list for caribou hunting
*This is an Alaska ARCTIC hunt – it can be warm, but it can also be EXTREMELY COLD. A Sleeping bag that is rated for +20* – is NOT enough. You need to be prepared with a bag that is rated for a minimum of -20*’s – but prefer a -30. You can always take it off – but sometimes there’s just not enough layers to put on when it’s really cold.
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