Brown Bear Hunt in Alaska
A brown bear hunt in Alaska is where to book to hunt the biggest bears in the world. These behemoths can range from 750 to 1,550 pounds and square over 10 feet! We have lots of options for you across Alaska, so read about our hunts below and let us know which brown bear hunt in Alaska you want to do.
Brown Bear Hunting in Alaska
- Alaska has lots of big brown bears. Boone and Crockett boars are taken every year.
- We offer great hunts in all of the best brown bear hunting areas including: Kodiak Island; the Alaska Peninsula; and Prince William Sound.
- If you choose a fall hunt, you may be hunting big bears over salmon streams.
- On our spring hunts, you’ll be hunting bears as they come out of their dens.
- Later in the spring you can hunt during the brown bear rut.
- Check out our baited brown bear hunts. On these hunts, you can combo with up to five black bears!
- We have lots of combo options for moose, caribou, mountain goats, and more.
Hunters on Kodiak Island take brown bears that square ten feet every year!
- There is very limited hunting pressure in this region of Kodiak Island. There are only 5five spring tags and three fall tags.
- Our hunters have had a very high success rate.
- Spring hunts are located in the bears’ “hibernation route”.
- Fall hunts are around the salmon streams.
- On typical hunts, you 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.
- Contact us for pricing and available dates.
On a typical hunt, you’ll land in the head of a bay 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).
The odds of seeing bears on these brown bear hunts on Kodiak Island are as close to 100% as possible.
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 and get the “KODIAK SLAM”
Outfitters: AA3, AIGS2
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.
- Contact us for pricing and available dates.
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.
- 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.
- Contact us for pricing #and availability.
We Offer a Few Lodge-Based Hunts on the Peninsula in the Fall
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. These lodge based spots are severely limited, so contact us fast if you’re interested.
Baited Brown Bear Hunts
This is an incredible 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.
This hunt has a nearly 100% success rate for two bears!
- Hunt black bears AND brown bear hunt in Alaska over bait.
- This hunt includes one of each species. Take and additional two black bears on a trophy fee.
- 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.
The past few years, these hunts have become very popular and are filling up quickly. Contact us if you’re interested.
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 of Prince William Sound out of Valdez, Alaska. 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.