Brown Bear Hunt in Alaska
Brown Bear Hunt in Alaska
Alaska has the biggest bears in the world. They can range from 750 to 1,55o pounds, squaring over 10 feet!
Why you should consider brown bear hunting in Alaska:
Hunts #KG1, AIGS2
Kodiak Bear Hunt
Ten Foot Brown Bears! You can also do the “KODIAK SLAM” (Brown Bear, Mountain Goat and Sitka Blacktail Combo)
You’ll land in the head of a bay, so hunters will start out sheltered from much of Kodiak Island’s harsh weather. This keeps seas relatively calm for the boat ride out to one of the many hunting locations available. With two separate valleys to hunt, the guides have ample options to set hunter’s up so they have the best opportunity of harvesting the brown bear they’re after. Transport is not even a factor sometimes as camp is located in the “hibernation corridor”. It is not uncommon to glass up bears from camp.
Hunters will return to camp every night where they can enjoy the comfort of their own 16’x28′ heated cabin with a shower and a real bed. A hot “home cooking” style supper will be provided each night and hot breakfast is available every morning (along with other options for those who prefer a lighter start).
Due to the limited hunting; 10′+ brown bears live in this area.
The odds of seeing bears on these brown bear hunts on Kodiak Island are as close to 100% as possible and the outfitter ups the odds by taking hunters out during the most productive time of the open season. Harvest rates have been very good as well due to tags being extremely limited, non-residents are required to hunt with a certified guide and the nearest guide operates far from this area.
In the Fall, you can make it a combo hunt.
Hunt huge brown bears on Kodiak Island.
- Limited hunting pressure in the region; only 5 spring tags and 3 fall tags.
- 30 years of guiding with a very high success rate
- Spring hunts are located in the bears’ “hibernation route”.
- Fall hunts are around the salmon streams.
- “3 hots and a cot”…A bed actually…return nightly to a heated cabin with bed, shower and hot meals provided.
- These are draw tags…we can help you get put in for the draw on time.
- Spring hunt application period is Nov 1 – Dec 15.
- Fall hunt application period is May 1 – May 31.
Hunt #AA3, AIGS2
Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunts
The Alaska Peninsula rivals, and may even be better than Kodiak Island for HUGE brown bears.
The Alaska Peninsula near Cold Bay, Alaska is one of our premier brown bear hunting areas. It is only hunted on even numbered years during the spring, and is hands down the best location for trophy sized brown bears in Alaska. This region is good, if not better than Kodiak Island for huge coastal brown bears.
Spring Brown Bear Hunts on the Alaska Peninsula
Last spring one of our hunters took a giant brown bear that squared over 11′ and multiple 10+ footers are taken yearly. In 2016 we had another hunter take a bear that squared 11′ 2″ with a 30.6″ skull.
- May 10-31 (only on even numbered years)
- Most spring brown bears will square over 10′!
- Hunting is from spike camps accessed by a Super Cub with large tundra tires. You will be hunting near the Bering Sea where bears will be searching for carcasses as the bears emerge from their dens.
Fall Brown Bear Hunts on the Alaska Peninsula
If you would prefer to hunt in the fall, and are truly after a 10′ brown bear, you want to consider this hunt. You will be spot-and-stalk or stand hunting primarily in the low country along the salmon fishing streams and rivers which will be full of returning sockeye and silver salmon. The bears will be feeding on the fish to gain weight needed for hibernation.
If you want to hunt out of a Historic Alaska hunting and fishing lodge, and have the opportunity at a ten footer, then you have that option during the fall brown bear hunts. This is a good hunt for hunters with physical limitations, such as wheelchair or mobility issues.
- October 1-21 (only on odd numbered years)
- The goal on this hunt is a bear over 9′, but they can get up to and over 10’5″ if you get lucky. *each year we take at least one bear from this area that will qualify for SCI and B&C.
Vessel Based Brown Bear Hunts in Alaska
Hunt brown bears along the coast from a live-aboard luxury yacht. Very unique vessel based hunt along the rugged coast out of Valdez, Alaska.
This unique vessel based brown bear hunt in Alaska takes place along the rugged coast out of Valdez, Alaska where you will hunt trophy brown bears along the coast from a live aboard luxury yacht.
- Hunting will be done from skiffs and/or the live-aboard vessel and you will stalk once a good boar has been spotted.
- Success rates on brown bears for this outfitter have been 100% every year.
- Trophy quality is very good – This area (Unit 6) has been a consistent producer of trophy brown bears squaring 8.5′ – 9.5′, with a fair number of 10’+ bears available.
- Spring hunts are conducted in May, and focus on active bears roaming the beach that have just come out of hibernation.
- Fall hunting is conducted in mid October, and focus on brown bears that are concentrated along active salmon streams.
- Accommodations depend on the island being hunted, the hunt is either vessel based or conducted out of a remote cabin.
- License and tags are over the counter.
Baited Brown Bear Hunt
This is a baited combo hunt for brown bears AND black bears.
The ability to hunt brown bear over bait has recently been allowed Alaska and is turning out to be quite the treat! This outfitter says that the brown bears in many cases have taken over their black bear baits, making the brown bears somewhat of a nuisance… a welcomed nuisance however.
With near 100% for this combo hunt you can get the best of both worlds with black bears in all different color phases, and brown bears with chocolate to almost a white colored fur. The schedule is also what sets this hunt aside. Wake up late as you will be hunting almost until midnight most nights. After you wake up enjoy some sockeye salmon fishing before you hit the stands for the rest of the day.
Nearly 100% success for two bears! Take and additional two black bears on a trophy fee.
- Black bear AND brown bear hunt in Alaska over bait.
- Success rates for brown bears are almost 100% with most hunters getting opportunities.
- Success for black bear hunting is 100%!
- Brown bears can square up to 9 feet, with skulls that measure 26 inches. However, 7 to 8 foot bears are average.
- Hunts are for 10 days, with the 11th day saved for travel out of the cabin.
- Enjoy fishing for sockeye salmon during the day.
- Hunt: AOU3
Have questions about one of our trips?
We’re here to help you book the perfect trip, and our advice doesn’t cost you a thing.
I couldn’t believe in less than seven days I had harvested a dall sheep and a grizzly bear, it was a trip of a life time! I cant say enough about how impressed I was with this Outfitter. From the knowledge of the outdoors to how my made my time in camp with him very memorable.
Russ my miracle worker put together the ultimate grizzly bear hunt for me. The guide I had, Rick took it from there, and helped me fulfill a lifelong dream. Russ and Rick tag teamed this so perfect, I couldn’t think of a better hunt ever!
Incredible trip! Lots of opportunity for big bears. Outfitter was very encouraging of bowhunters.
We had a wonderful trip beginning with the guide picking us up at the Powell River airport. We made a short trip to the dock and took the boat to the base camp about 45 minutes across the inlets. The first day was very eventful with sighting two black bears and stalking both. The first was a good bear but “not large enough for the first day”.
As we began to leave Johnny spotted a very large bear on the beach about a mile away. After two stalks we were within 31 yards and I took my shot. Although not perfect the hit was good enough allow us to get another arrow in to the bear. It was 7:30 in the evening and we skinned and loaded the bear in the boat and back to camp late that evening. The cook had a great meal waiting for us and the entire camp wanted to hear the story. The rest of the week was spent sightseeing British Columbia, fishing, crabbing and picking up oysters for dinner.
By the way, My wife loved the trip and would recommend it to any lady who wants to see what their husband does on these hunts.
Overall the trip was great. Bear hunting was great, and a little fishing as a bonus. Harvested a nice bear. Accommodations were sufficient. Food was good. Guides were fantastic. It was trip of lifetime.
I don’t think I have ever laughed as hard as I did that week. They are down-to-earth people and an absolute blast to be around! I would recommend this FAIR CHASE hunt to anybody! The bear hunting was excellent. We saw double figures in bears each day we were hunting, with several opportunities on stalks each day.
This is an archery hunters dream to go on this hunt. I shot THREE bears in one night. One brown and two black bears. I then shot a third black bear on the last night.
Hunting bears with this outfitter was a wonderful experience. This hunt is great value for the money! My guide, Lyle was an extremely knowledgeable hunter and great all-around guy.
I wanted you all to know what an extraordinary trip I felt it was! Thank you all for everything! It was awesome and couldn’t have been better! I wanted you all to know what an extraordinary trip I felt it was! Thank you all for everything! It was awesome and couldn’t have been better!