Brown – Grizzly – Polar Bear


This Alaska Peninsula hunt is on the southeastern side of the peninsula, one of the top brown bear trophy areas. The outfitter’s success on large boars past years is mainly due to having exclusive rights to prime native land with 3 major bays and rivers, including over 30 miles of coastline.

2023 fall season finished with 4 of the 9 hunters tagging bears from 8 foot to just over 9 foot. The 5 unsuccessful hunters were all in one group and only stayed for 4 days and saw plenty of bears but elected not to shoot any.

2022 Peninsula spring season ended with 11 hunters tagging 8 brownies, 2 hunters passed on bears and 1 had to leave early. Best bear went 10’3”, 2 at 10’, 4 at 9’6” and a 9 footer.

Spring hunts are normally conducted on even numbered years like 2024 and then in 2026, from May 10 to 31, but a 2021 spring hunt was allowed since 2020 season was cancelled. Fall hunts are on odd years like 2023 and then 2025, from October 1 to 21. Spring hunts are $30,000 and fall hunts are priced at $28,000. 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 flights from Anchorage to Sand Point run about $1,200 and the flight from Sand Point to base camp is included in the price. Hunt BR781. BR781 Hunt Photos.

$29,000 10 HUNTING DAYS

Here is a highly successful southeast Alaska outfitter with over 30 years of experience that is not high profile like most of his competitors. He is not into doing sport shows or taking TV personalities and he does not shoot sows or small boars.

2023 spring first hunt, early May, ended with both hunters killing boars including one over 9 foot and one over 8 foot, both good bears with good hides. Second hunt, mid-May, he only took one hunter and he tagged a solid 8 1/2 footer.

2023 fall hunt ended 1 for 2 taking an extremely heavy upper 8 footer and the second hunter crippled and lost a bear looking to go over 9 foot at only 50 yards.

2022 spring first hunt was tough as his 2 hunters hit and lost a good bear and the other hunter passed on bears. Second hunt killed 2 boars including a great 9 and a half footer with tremendous hair.

10 day 1×1 brown bear boat hunt is $29,000 spring or fall. He plans on taking two hunters April 29 to May 9 and two hunters May 10 to 20. Fall hunts he normally takes two hunters September 15 to 26.

Accommodations are a 50 foot hunting vessel pulling along two 18 foot skiffs with 40hp motors to access the shoreline. He normally conducts hunts off the coast of Admiralty and across Chatham Strait off the mainland coast. Spring charter flights out of Juneau to or from the boat run about $300 per hunter. Fall hunts typically do not require a charter flight. HCU’s Cliff Graham has been on this hunt. Hunt BR907.


This may be the least expensive Alaska brown bear hunt with a very experienced quality outfitter. He has an isolated lodge that even has a steam bath along the Hoholitna River about 75 airmiles northwest of Lake Clark. Five nice log cabins are used for accommodations. 10 day hunts typically run 80 percent success for both spring and fall bears averaging 8 to 8 1/2 foot, similar to southeast Alaska bears.

2023 spring ended with 5 hunters killing 4 bears, one hunter passed. All the bears were between 8 foot and a little over 8 1/2 foot. Fall season had 8 hunters tag 5 bears, including 2 combination moose/bear hunters that scored on both.

2022 spring went 2 for 2 on boars, a 9 footer and a 8 and a half. Fall mid-August started real well with about all 8 hunters tagging bears and another 4 were taken in September including some combination hunters. 2 moose/bear combo guys killed moose but were unsuccessful on brown bears.

10 day hunts are only $16,500 spring or fall. Spring hunts are April 14 to May 1. Snowmobiles are used on the spring hunts to access den areas and catch boars coming out of hibernation. Fall hunts start August 20 and finish September 25. They are spent glassing blueberry hillsides or checking moose kills. They utilize jet boats and quads in the fall. This brown bear hunt can be combined with moose for $30,000 and would be mid to late September.

Hunters fly from Anchorage to Port Alsworth for $500 round trip and then the outfitter will charter you into camp at his expense. Hunt BRSF781.  BRSF781 Hunt Photos.

$21,500 7 DAYS 1X1

This longtime Alaska outfitter/bush pilot acquired the first outfitting/guiding non-residents permit in the Noatak National Preserve for arctic grizzly in 2019, a large area located northeast out of Kotzebue. He will continue to run his high success grizzly hunt in country located adjacent to the Preserve, but this just gives him a much larger area.

2023 his 32 hunters tagged 30 grizzlies, one hunter crippled a bear the other unsuccessful hunter only was able to hunt one day due to bad weather. Lots of 8 foot bears and the best one had a 26 1/2 inch skull. Grizzly numbers appear to be very high.

2022 fall season produced 18 grizzlies for 19 hunters, the unsuccessful hunter passed. Most bears were 7 to 8 foot with the largest going 8’3”.

7 day grizzly hunts guided 1×1 will be $21,500 running from late August into early September. 2025 price will be $22,500. Grizzly tags are sold over the counter.

Hunters fly from Anchorage to Kotzebue for about $500 roundtrip, where they are met by the outfitter and flown to camp. Hunt GR247.