The key to taking a great moose in Alaska is to hire a great outfitter. This will will get you into remote country that holds high numbers of quality bulls, and has little resident hunting pressure. If you’re serious about booking a hunt, you owe it to yourself to hunt Alaska moose with a vetted OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL outfitter.
The Majesty of the Alaskan Moose
Alaska-Yukon moose, scientifically known as Alces alces gigas, are the largest of all moose species and can weigh up to 1,600 pounds. Their impressive size and magnificent antlers make them a prime target for hunters worldwide. When you hunt Alaska moose it’s not just about the hunt; it’s also about experiencing the pristine beauty of the Alaskan wilderness and getting in touch with nature.
- About 175,000 to 200,000 moose are widely distributed throughout Alaska.
- There are lots of good units with over-the-counter moose tags in Alaska. However, you can slightly increase your odds by drawing a tag in a controlled unit.
- Alaska is all about remoteness. On our hunts, you’ll fly into a backcountry camp with little to no hunting pressure from residents.
- A good bull measuring 60 inches is always the goal. However, our hunters sometimes take a larger bull up to, and over 70 inches!
- Combo hunts are the norm, which can save you some money on your hunt.
- We do have a very limited number of unguided, DIY moose hunts available.
Best Time to Hunt Alaska Moose
To be successful when you hunt Alaska moose, timing is crucial. The best time to hunt moose typically falls during the rut, which occurs in late September and early October. During this time, bull moose are most active, and they become more responsive to calls and decoys. The combination of cooler weather and rutting activity increases your chances of a successful hunt.
Where To Hunt
In Alaska, moose live in a large area ranging from the Stikine River in Southeast Alaska all the way to the Colville River on the Arctic Slope. They are especially abundant on timberline plateaus; along the major rivers of South-central and Interior Alaska; and in recently burned areas that have generated dense stands of willow, aspen, and birch shrubs.
Are You Ready to Hunt Alaska Moose?
Our moose hunters average an 80% to 90% success rate yearly on trophy bulls in Alaska.
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My hunt was absolutely top notch.
The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.
Our hunt was excellent.
We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.
What an amazing experience!
The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.