Alaska Unguided Moose
If you have the budget for a fully guided moose hunt in Alaska, we suggest you go that route. That being said though, our unguided moose hunters have enjoyed tremendous success on this hunt over the years.
These hunts are not for everyone. They can be physically demanding at times, so we recommend the hunters be in good condition when they arrive. However, if you’re the type of hunter this appeals to, our areas are home to some exceptional bulls.
Why you need to know before considering an unguided moose hunt in Alaska:
- They’re cheaper than a fully guided hunt.
- Alaska moose tags are are over-the-counter.
- Hunting Season is September 1 – 30 for any bull.
- Trophy quality is amazing with 55″ to 65″ bulls taken regularly.
- Success rates are 75% and opportunity rate is 90 to 100%. Success is slightly higher on the fully guided hunts.
- These areas are very conducive to calling and we recommend that you learn to call before coming.
- Black bear, wolf and wolverines are possible, so get your tags.
- Packing a moose is very physically demanding and is not for the weak or physically disabled. Most of the areas are 30% – 50% black spruce with meadows and tundra ponds. Walking on the tundra is far more difficult than walking on flat firm ground.
- Only US citizens are eligible for unguided moose hunts in Alaska.
- Ask us for pricing and available dates.
Unguided Moose Hunts in the Bethel, Alaska Area
Our unguided moose hunters have enjoyed tremendous success on this hunt over the years.
This unguided, DIY hunt for moose not only has a great price point, it’s also a great experience. It can be physically demanding and we recommend you allow yourself 10 full days of hunting to help insure you have an enough time to harvest a quality bull. Moose densities in this area are considered so high by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, that they are concerned with overpopulation and are allowing hunters to take ANY BULL the entire month of September!
Trophy bulls in 60’s are taken every year and success rates on 50″ – 65″ moose is 75%!
If you have been looking for an affordable way to hunt huge Alaska moose, look no further. The price of this DIY hunt will astonish you. Success rates and trophy quality are both excellent on this DIY moose hunt in Alaska. Our hunters continue to have incredible success on trophy bulls year after year
The genetics in the area are excellent and so is the food source which makes for a healthy growing moose population. Any bull can be taken in this area of Alaska, however the average moose in his prime will be upper 50″ – mid 60″ range Success rates on the unguided Alaska moose hunts are around 75% with an opportunity rate of 90%-100% depending on the year. These numbers are amazing considering this is a DIY moose hunt. The hunters who are successful get up before light, eat breakfast, and hunt hard all day. They eat lunch in the field, and return to camp after dark to eat diner. The day should consist of glassing and calling, while paying close attention to the wind direction.
You can rent a camp from the outfitter or bring your own gear.
Since this is a fly-in DIY moose hunt, you can either provide all of the gear and food (most hunters ship it up ahead of time), or the outfitter will rent you the equipment you need and sell you the food you will take.
If you are in decent shape, you should really consider a DIY moose hunt. You can’t beat the price on these unguided Alaska moose hunts! Physical condition is the Key…be in good shape. Contact us for pricing and available dates.
Western Alaska Unguided Moose Hunt
Hunt western Alaska with our outfitter who is very knowledgeable, as he holds exclusive guide use permits for over 6,000 square miles of some of the best moose hunting in the state.
Moose season in Western Alaska is only 20 days, and these drop camps are limited to insure low pressure and stable, high moose populations. The outfitters planes are in McGrath the entire moose hunting season to keep these 10 day unguided moose hunts moving, and on schedule when the weather allows flying.
Drop off hunts tailored to you and your groups preferences.
With his own planes, boats and concession, the outfitter does not have to rely on others to insure that your hunt goes as planned. On the unguided, fixed-camp hunts you will dropped off along a river with a boat and motor. You set your camp and hunt the area surrounding camp. Once an animal is down you call the outfitter and a plane is sent to retrieve your meat once it’s been broken down and ready to leave the field.
- Area holds a high population of moose with good trophy quality.
- Hunt includes logistical assistance considering travel/license/tags/post hunt.
- Hunt from pre-established campsites along a river system, with boat, motor and fuel provided.
- Hunters can take black bear, wolverine and wolf at no extra charge with appropriate tags.
- Space is extremely limited. Contact us for details.
Make it a combo hunt.
If tags are pre-purchased, hunters can also take black bear, wolf and wolverine at no extra charge. If you tag out early, you can call for a pick up. The outfitter will work to get you out of the field as weather and scheduling allows. Once back in McGrath there is logistical assistance to arrange butchering, expediting and transport of gear and trophies.
Unguided Moose Hunts in Alaska Units 16A and 16B
This is a totally unguided moose hunt where you will be transported to and from a remote lake away from the road system.
You will need to provide your own camp. There is a two person minimum, and each person can take 325 lbs (that’s body weight and gear) per aircraft load. If additional loads are needed, it can be accommodated that for an additional fee. Bulls on this hunt average high 50’s to 65″. To be legal a moose must be larger than 50” or have at least three brow tines on one side. Success rates on this unguided moose hunt have traditionally been 73%.
If you are interested in harvesting a black bear, Unit 16 has a high concentration. If you happen to kill a bear on your hunt and they can fit it on the plane with the moose, there is no additional fee. That’s a pretty sweet deal! We also suggest you get a wolf tag.
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