AVA1 – Unguided Moose Hunt – Airventures Alaska
Fly-in Unguided Moose Hunts in Alaska
This is a totally unguided moose hunt where you will be transported to and from a remote lake away from the road system.
Primarily GMU (game management units) 16A and 16B. There is a 2 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.
You will need to provide your own camp!
- Length of Hunt: 10 days.
- Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult. Hunters need to be self reliant and able to pack a heavy load.
- Hunting Terrain: Moderate with low hills covered in fairly thick spruce trees and willows interspersed with meadows, lakes and bogs.
- Guides: Unguided – Transport only
- Season(s): September
- Trophy Quality: Bulls 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. (Hunters are responsible to know and abide by all State of Alaska Fish and Game Regulations.)
- Success Rate: Traditionally 73% for Moose and 66% for Black Bear
- Combo: If you are interested in harvesting a black bear, Unit 16 has a high concentration. If you happen to kill a black bear on your hunt and they can fit it on the plane with the moose, there is no additional fee for the bear. That’s a pretty sweet deal! we also suggest you get a wolf tag.
- Planes: They currently fly float planes, as there are more places to safely land on water close to the animals than gravel bars.
- Meat/Trophy Process: Outfitter has recommendations for butcher/taxidermist in Wasilla and Anchorage. Prices vary depending on the service.
- 2019 Price: $5,500 per hunter (2 person minimum). After a third hunter +$2,500 for the extra flight incurred in addition to hunt cost.
- 2020 Price: $5,900 per hunter
- Non-hunter: $2,500
If you want to go solo, there is an added $2,500 for the empty seat in the plane.
*Prices subject to change at any time without notice.
- Flight from Wasilla, AK into the backcountry where you will be hunting.
- Flight back from camp to Wasilla.
- License and tags.
- Camping equipment and food.
- Flights to and from Anchorage, Alaska.
- Hotel prior to flight in and after flight out.
- Travel from Anchorage to Wasilla and back to the airport.
- Meat and/or trophy processing.
- Shipment of meat and trophies.
- Gratuities for Staff
Hunters will fly to Anchorage, Alaska where they will either Uber ($90) or rent a car to the Best Western on Lake Lucille in Wasilla. *There is a rental car company in Wasilla to return the car.
If you need to do some running around to get some gear, the outfitter will rent you his suburban for $100. There is a Sportsman Warehouse and Three Bears Store (get an inflatable raft at Three Bears) where you can get anything you may need.
If you are flying into the field on the same day you arrive, the pilot will pick you up at the dock behind the Best Western. Have your gear in small to medium sized waterproof duffels.
If you are spending the night in Wasilla, you can either stay at the Best Western or rent the pilot’s guest cabin.
You will fly out of camp to the pilot’s home where you can either take your meat to a processor or process it yourself in his garage. You can buy airline approved freezer boxes at Sportsman’s Warehouse.
You can either rent his cabin or stay in the Best Western until you are ready to fly home. On the day you fly out, Uber or rent a car to Anchorage.
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