Southeast Alaska Brown Bear Hunt

  • FALL HUNTS: September through October.
  • SPRING HUNTS: April through June 10th.
  • GREAT TROPHY QUALITY: Southeast Alaska can produce exceptionally large bears that square ten feet.
  • COMBO OPTIONS: Combo your Southeast Alaska brown bear hunt with mountain goat or a caribou in the fall, or a black bear in the spring.
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Are you an adventurous hunter dreaming of an epic Southeast Alaska brown bear hunt? Look no further!

Southeast Alaska is a paradise for hunters, offering an abundance of awe-inspiring landscapes and an impressive population of brown bears. From selecting the right hunting location to obtaining the necessary permits and licenses, we’ll walk you through every step of the process. You’ll learn about the best times to hunt, the gear and equipment you’ll need, and the techniques for tracking and approaching these magnificent creatures.

Southeast Alaska brown bear hunt

The units you will be hunting on your Southeast Alaska brown bear hunt are all very good.

The bears are unpressured and grow to amazing sizes as there is plenty of food for them. This hunt is also very remote and is an excellent choice for someone who wants to get away and stalk some of the largest predators in North America. Hunters should be prepared for an exciting hunt in which they will spot-and-stalk trophy bears.

Best time of year for brown bear hunting in Southeast Alaska

Southeast Alaska offers a variety of hunting seasons for brown bears, each with its unique advantages and challenges. The timing of your hunt can greatly impact your chances of success, as well as the overall experience. Let’s explore the best times of the year for brown bear hunting in Southeast Alaska.

The spring season, which typically runs from April to June, is considered an excellent time for brown bear hunting.

During this period, bears emerge from their dens, hungry and eager to replenish their energy reserves. The lush vegetation and mild temperatures make it easier to spot bears as they forage for food along the coastlines and riverbanks. Spring hunts offer the opportunity to harvest bears with thick, luxurious fur, which is highly prized by hunters and taxidermists alike.

Alternatively, the fall season, spanning from September to November, presents its own set of advantages.

As bears prepare for hibernation, they become more focused on finding food sources rich in calories. This instinct drives them to frequent salmon streams, where they gorge themselves on the fish. Fall hunts often involve setting up near these streams, waiting for bears to appear. This strategy can lead to incredibly close encounters, as bears concentrate on feeding and pay less attention to their surroundings.

Ultimately, the best time for your brown bear hunt in Southeast Alaska depends on your preferences and hunting style.

Whether you choose the excitement of a spring hunt or the strategic positioning of a fall hunt, Southeast Alaska will provide you with an unforgettable hunting experience.

Hunting brown bears in Alaska

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Here at Outdoors International, we pride ourselves on having a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable consultants. They are passionate about ensuring your hunting experience surpasses all expectations. Ask us about our Southeast Alaska brown bear hunt today. We understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful hunt.


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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.

Wade Zuver

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.

Jesse Neveau

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.

Kayla Redmon