ALASKA PENINSULA BROWNIES 2016 – 13 FOR 14 KILLS
5 BOOK BEARS 7 OVER 10 FOOT STAY UNTIL YOU KILL
Spring of 2016 was nothing short of fabulous! 14 hunters killed 13 brownies and 7 squared over an honest 10 foot! Best skull was just shy of 30 inches and largest went 10 foot 8 inches. The unsuccessful hunter left after his buddy tagged out.
2015 fall season on the Peninsula was a very tough hunt for about all the outfitters. This out t faired a little better than most, but still only took 5 bears for 12 hunters. One book bear was taken that squared 10 foot 4 inches with a skull measurement of 28 11/16 inches. Salmon were everywhere and it spread the bears out too much.
Spring of 2014 was another great year for this outfit when their hunters scored on 11 bears with 4 going over 10 foot and 2 should make Boone and Crockett record book. Two brothers typically book each spring looking only for record book bears and neither scored, although one passed on a 10 footer due to a couple rubs. One hunter just didn’t get an opportunity at a good bear.
This Alaska Peninsula hunt in Unit 9 takes place near Sand Point on the southern side of the peninsula, one of the top brown bear trophy areas. The out tter has done tremendous past years mainly due to having exclusive rights to prime native land with 3 major bays and rivers, including over 30 miles of coastline.
Spring hunts are conducted on even numbered years like 2016 and next will be in 2018, from May 10 to 31. Fall hunts are on odd years like 2017 and then 2019, from October 1 to 21. 2017 fall season and 2018 spring are currently at $24,000. Rates are for the entire season, stay until you kill, and most hunters are successful in 7 to 9 days. A packer can be hired for $200 per day.
Hunts can be conducted out of base camp with the use of 4 wheelers or jet boats, but mainly this is a spike camp operation. Round trip ights from Anchorage to Sand Point run about $1,000 and the ight from Sand Point to base camp is included in the price. At press time there were 2017 fall and 2018 spring openings. Hunt BR781.