We have more Alaska adventures than you can shake a stick at! The great state of Alaska has more world-class hunting, fishing opportunities than a person could possibly do in a lifetime. When working with you on planning and researching a trip to Alaska, our goal is to give you the best, the most realistic and the most honest information available to help you make the right decision when choosing an outfitter.
Let’s plan an epic outdoor adventure in Alaska of your own!
With the experience that the Outdoors International staff has in the field and our first-hand knowledge of each and every Alaskan outfitter that we work with, we’ll create an itinerary and a trip package that more than lives up to your expectations for Alaska adventures. From high-end fly out lodges to remote tent camps to overnight float trips in the Alaskan bush, our Alaskan operations are the very best at delivering great hunting and fishing, personalized service, and a fantastic overall Alaskan experience.
What type of trip are you looking for?
A remote Alaska wilderness adventure is the ultimate opportunity to experience the vast pristine wilderness of Alaska first hand!
From the jagged mountain peaks to the lush valley floors, this is the true wilds of Alaska and as such be prepared to see an endless variety of wildlife, including the brown bear in their natural environment. If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, regardless of whether you are an experienced or a novice wilderness traveler, here’s your chance to fulfill that dream.
Our Alaska Adventures Offer:
- The ability to choose multiple activities – hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, paddling.
- Both fully guided or unguided options are available.
- Remote, fly-in access to the Alaskan wilderness.
- Incredible scenery and wildlife.
- See Our Alaska Wilderness Adventures
Fishing in Alaska
Alaska offers the adventuring angler endless rivers, lakes, and streams to fish.
From the largest and last wild salmon runs in the world to its unparalleled fishing for large rainbow trout you can’t go wrong planning a fishing trip to Alaska. The remote Alaskan wilderness is stunning for a first time traveler and rewarding enough that veterans go back year after year to fish and experience the incredibly bountiful waters of Alaska.
When you’re ready to go fishing in Alaska, we’re here to help.
A successful Alaska fishing trip is all about timing and choosing a good guide. The time you go is dependent on what type of fishing experience you’re looking for and what species you’re most after. Whether you’re searching for a luxury Alaska fishing lodge for the entire family or a week long float trip down a remote river system with some buddies or maybe its a do-it-yourself salmon fishing adventure you are looking for, Alaska has it. We can help you book your dream fishing trip in Alaska!
Waterfowl Hunting in Alaska
When you think of waterfowl hunting in Alaska, you’re probably thinking of sea ducks. See our Alaska Duck Hunts in Alaska.
Weather plays a huge role in waterfowl hunting in Alaska, especially since most waterfowlers who come here are after trophy sea ducks in full winter plumage. If that’s your goal, we suggest that you hunt after November 1st through the end of the duck hunting season in mid-December.
Sunlight is another factor to consider. In November, you’ll have around 10 hours of daylight, but in December that drops to five or six hours.
Why we think you should consider Alaska duck hunting:
- Alaska duck hunting is exceptional with beautiful, fully-feathered museum quality specimens for collectors.
- When duck hunting Alaska, you’ll target not only traditional sea ducks but get trophy birds like Harlequin, Surf Scoter, Common Scoter, White Wing Scoter, Common and Redbreasted Merganser and Barrows Goldeneye.
- Good bird numbers, low hunter pressure and great success rates.
- Often you can mix in some fishing or ptarmigan hunting.
Upland Bird Hunting in Alaska
Hunt unique species of upland birds in Alaska that aren’t available in most of the lower 48.
When most people think of Alaska, they think big game hunting or fishing, but Alaska upland bird hunting can be pretty awesome too! This amazing state has several species of ptarmigan, ruffed grouse, sharptail grouse, spruce grouse, and blue grouse. See our upland bird hunts in Alaska.
Why we think you should consider Alaska bird hunting:
Big Game Hunting in Alaska
Planning and preparation are key for a successful hunt in Alaska.
Many hunters find it best to plan for at least 7 to ten days when hunting in Alaska. This is due to weather and animal movement patterns. Huge moose and vast caribou herds dominate the landscape in some areas of Alaska. Large numbers of wolves, black bears, grizzly and brown bears are found throughout the state. The mountain ranges support populations of Dall sheep and mountain goats, and Sitka black-tailed deer. Muskox range over the western and arctic coastal wilderness. However, game densities are lower than most other states and provinces. This makes finding a good Outfitter key to successfully hunting in Alaska.
We suggest you listen to this podcast where Russ Meyer talks about his hunting experiences in the Arctic and what he has learned about hunting there for caribou and moose. It’s especially interesting to hear how he plans his gear and preparation. Talk with your hunting consultant to determine the best areas, Outfitter and times to hunt the species you seek. Purchase reliable equipment, and practice with it ahead of time. Be prepared physically and mentally for tough weather, difficult terrain conditions, isolation, and weather delays… these are all normal.
What you’ll need for hunting in Alaska:
Our fully guided, trophy moose hunts in Alaska average an 80% to 90% success rate yearly on trophy bulls up to, and exceeding 60 inches.
Many of the best areas are on draws, and in our opinion this is one of the best ways to hunt AK bulls if you are patient enough to wait till you draw. This doesn’t mean though, that there aren’t good hunts in OTC units, because there are. They key is to hire a great outfitter, who will get you into remote country that holds high numbers of quality bulls, and has little resident hunting pressure. If you’re the do-it-yourself type and think you’re up for it, we do have some solid drop camp options.
- Lots of good units with OTC tags. However, you can slightly increase your odds by drawing a tag in a controlled unit.
- Alaska is all about remoteness. You will fly into the backcountry with little hunting pressure.
- Alaska-Yukon bulls that measure 60 inches, with some of the larger bulls pushing up to, and over a whopping 70 inches!
- Combo hunts are the norm.
- High success rates.
- See our Moose Hunts in Alaska
Alaska has some great hunting for brown, grizzly and black bears.
Although you can hunt brown bears in Europe, Alaska is the place most hunters think of when it comes to brown bear hunting. Every year, big Boone and Crockett boars are taken in both spring and all hunts. From mainland bear hunts on the Alaska Peninsula, to vessel based hunts in Prince Williams Sound to Kodiak Island, we can help you find your perfect brown bear hunt.
Alaska’s grizzly bear populations are at all time high, and our hunters have had a success rate of over 90% with average hide squaring over 8 feet. Often our grizzly hunts are a combo with caribou, moose, black bear and/ or wolf depending on where you’re hunting.
An estimated 100,000 bears, Alaska has a TON of black bear hunting options. Color can vary from jet black to white. Black is most common, but brown or cinnamon-colored black bears are sometimes seen in Southcentral Alaska and on the southeastern mainland. Cinnamon-colored black bears are also common in Alaska’s Interior. Some bluish-colored bears called glacier bears may be found in the Yakutat area and in other parts of Southeast Alaska. Vessel-based black bear hunts are available on a limited basis.
If caribou hunting Alaska is on your radar, we’ve got you covered with some amazing hunts for trophy bulls!
Our hunters have a track record of high success on trophy bulls. If you want a big caribou, and possibly one that turns out Boone and Crockett, this is your hunt! With several bulls a year that meet B&C, this is your shot at a true monster!
Our hunters enjoy a tremendous success rate for caribou, at close to 100%, and an added bonus is that most hunts are a combo with moose, grizzly bear, brown bear, or a mountain goat. A true North American Safari.
- Several caribou every year that make Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young.
- Our guided hunters enjoy a tremendous success rate for caribou, at close to 100%!
- Our unguided hunts also have tremendous success rates on trophy bulls, but inventory is very limited.
- Combo with moose, grizzly bear, brown bear, or a mountain goat.
- See our Alaska Caribou Hunts
Dall Sheep Hunting
Dall sheep are often the first ram that hunters go after, and hence is the catalyst of their sheep addiction.
Dall sheep are the least difficult and least expensive North American sheep to hunt, and usually the first ram hunters take when going for their Sheep Slam. Their population is steady and increasing and they are easy to glass. Dall sheep hunts are available in Alaska, the Yukon, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
- Over the counter sheep tags (in most units).
- Affordable compared to other sheep species.
- Early August – go on your dream hunt without sacrificing your deer or elk hunts.
- On a typical hunt, you can expect to see sheep daily.
- Fly-in backpack hunts OR float hunts.
- Grizzly bears, wolves and caribou can be added on a trophy fee basis.
- See our Dall Sheep Hunts
Mountain Goat Hunting
A mountain goat hunt in Alaska makes for an incredible first time mountain hunt and is the perfect “training ground” for sheep hunting.
Alaska mountain goats are very affordable to hunt in comparison to hunting goats in British Columbia, Canada. Also, for the most part, the elevations are much lower as well. With severe winters being the norm, goats grow coats that are second to none, and our hunters take Boone and Crockett billies almost every year.
Why you should consider mountain goat hunting in Alaska:
- Alaska has guaranteed, OTC mountain goat tags.
- Affordable compared to other areas.
- Lower elevations than almost any other area.
- In some cases, fly in, land at elevation and hunt from there without having to climb up to where the goats live.
- Lots of goats. It’s common to see 10-20 goats every day.
- Trophy goats. Our outfitters take B&C and P&Y billies almost every year.
- Combo with moose, grizzly bear, brown bear, or a caribou.
- See our Alaska Mountain Goat Hunts
Sitka Blacktail Hunting
Although there are other spots, if you want to hunt bigger bucks Prince of Wales Island, and Kodiak Island are the hotspots for Sitka blacktail deer.
While they aren’t much in the trophy department, Sitka blacktails are tons of fun to hunt, and many hunters list them as their favorite. Pope and Young minimum is 75 inches, and Boone and Crockett is 100 for the three-year awards, and 108 for the all-time book. An average mature buck will score in the low to mid 80s, and are typically unsymmetrical with broken tines…bucks over 100 inches are VERY RARE. Keep that perspective in mind and you’ll have a ton of fun.
Why you should consider Sitka blacktail deer hunting in Alaska: