AA2, AA4 – Alaska Fly-In, Arctic Grizzly, Caribou Combo Hunt – Arctic Air
Alaska Fly-In, Arctic Grizzly, Caribou Combo Hunt
These are spot and stalk, fair chase hunts. Days will be spent glassing mountain sides for bear feeding on blueberries, roaming the tundra, feeding on a recent moose or caribou carcass, or feeding on late run salmon in rivers. This is a great hunt to “combo” with for Caribou!
Hunts conducted in the Kotzebue area are for “Arctic” grizzly. These hunts are conducted north of the Arctic Circle in the fall season. The bears in this region have a wide color variation, with light blonde being the predominant color. Bears in this area typically range from 6.5 to a little over 9 feet.
*Grizzly tags in this area are issued on a permit basis.
Grizzly/Caribou Combo – Fall only
$15,500 with $5,500 Caribou Trophy Fee
Guided Caribou – September 1 – October 7
7 Day Hunt – $11,500
*Prices subject to change without notice.
- Seven days of hunting
- 1×1 guide
- One caribou bull (plus one Arctic grizzly on combo hunts)
- Lodging and meals
- Air transportation to the field from Kotzebue, AK
- Meat/trophy transport back to Kotzebue
You will fly to Anchorage, AK (ANC), then catch a flight to Kotzebue, where your Outfitter will meet you to the airport. It is important when booking your commercial airline tickets to and from Kotzebue that you arrive on ALASKA AIRLINES FLIGHT #151 on the day you are scheduled to go into the field. This will put you in Kotzebue at approximately 8am. Arriving later in the day may not allow enough time to fly you out to the field. This will allow us the most time to get you out to your hunting area. At times we must wait for the weather to clear
or frost or snow to melt off the wings before we can start flying. If such conditions do exist, be patient.
We recommend departing on flight #152 or #153 back to Anchorage on the day after you are scheduled to be extracted from the field. This flight departs Kotzebue at 7:50pm.
TIP: Book “flexible” return flights and we HIGHLY recommend trip insurance! *Weather is a variable that no one can control. Weather conditions may prevent us from being able to fly. Such instances are rare, but can occur.
This outfitter will use either a float plane or a plane with bush wheels to get you into the field. Their schedule and caribou movement depicts which plane will be used.
For people wishing to take meat home with them, wet lock boxes can be purchased from the Outfitter for $15 each. Boxes can be checked on as luggage. Boxes must not be over 50 pounds. Excess baggage fees will be charged by the airlines for additional pieces of checked baggage on Alaska Airlines. Remember it is the hunter’s responsibility to see the meat is properly donated or boxed for your flight home. Deboning meat is not permitted by airport regulation at the airport facility. Fee for boxing game meat is $50 per box, plus the box fee, and is only done on a time available basis.
For those of you wishing to donate meat: you must complete a transfer of possession form (the Outfitter has them). Meat can be donated to local citizens or to the food bank. Partially butchered quarters of meat are not accepted for donation.
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Suggested Gear List
Here’s the list of personal gear we suggest you bring along. Obviously, as an experienced hunter, you have a list of things you like to carry, but we’ve been taking people out into the field here in Alaska for over 30 years and there may be a few things in this list you wouldn’t think about.
In addition to your normal camp gear (i.e. camp stove, tent, cots, propane, etc) this is a suggested personal gear list, therefore, it may not be all inclusive and is subject to change.
- Framed backpack
- Folding saw with bone blade
- Rifle with 20-40 rounds of ammo
- Good sleeping bag and pad (recommend down to -20 degree bag)
- Hip boots/Waders (for crossing creeks or dealing with rain)
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
- Camera with extra batteries
- Water bottle (with filter)
- Insect repellent (100% Deet)
- Stocking hat and gloves
- Top quality rain gear
- Camp shoes
- Insulated leather boots
- 1 pair insulated hunting pants
- 1 pair top and bottom insulated underwear, med-heavy weight (DO NOT BRING COTTON)
- 2-3 hunting shirts
- Heavy weight wool socks (1 pair for each day)
- Heavy coat with Gore-Tex
- Game bags
- Personal toiletry items
- Handheld GPS unit
- Batteries for any electrical device. Keep your batteries in something warm (like a wool sock) while you are in the field. Cold will drain them.
- Be sure to bring DUCT TAPE so you can tape up your meat and antler boxes for shipping back home!
- IRIDIUM Satellite Phone is recommended for unguided hunters (1 phone per group). Iridium is about the only satellite phone that works well above the Arctic Circle. SOME SORT OF SAT PHONE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS HUNT… PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BRING ONE WITH YOU AS THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN KOTZEBUE.
- Soft Gun Case. When you arrive in Kotzebue, you’ll be asked to take your rifles out of their hard cases and put into a soft case for transportation into the field.
REMINDER: EACH HUNTER IS LIMITED TO 70 LBS. OF GEAR (does not include the weight of your rifle)
Be sure to get a wolf tag!
Although wolves tend to be elusive creatures, they are abundant in the Arctic! Wolf tags can be purchased over the counter and hunters can purchase UP TO 20 TAGS!
Also, don’t forget the fishing. Approximately 95% of the camps end up on a river or stream. This means that there is WORLD CLASS Arctic char and grayling fishing.