Alaska Unguided Caribou Hunts
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.
Because this outfitter is constantly moving hunters in and out of the area throughout the season, we have enjoyed good success rate over the years.
The camps are placed along the migration route, to ensure you of the highest success possible. Hunters can rest assured knowing they will be placed in areas that are productive. The average hunter will see 500 plus 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.
*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.
Hunting season is early September through mid October.
Success rates are pretty dang good! 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 of +/- 80% on two bulls over the last 10 years.
*NOTE: in 2015 Alaska reduced non-residents to only one bull.
Hunting is by 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, capes and antlers back to Kotzebue. The Outfitters’ logistical support and coordination assures your unguided trip will go as planned from start to finish.
Trophy class bulls are very common on these unguided caribou hunts.
Travel to Kotzebue:
Overnight in Anchorage with an AM connecting flight #151 or #152 on Alaska Airlines to Kotzebue, Alaska, where your outfitter will meet you. Depart on flight #153.
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.
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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.
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