Brown – Grizzly – Polar Bear


This outfitter has an unprecedented success rate on large brown bears for southeast Alaska with very competitive prices aboard his 50 foot yacht. He has only taken boars, no females, and over the PAST 6 YEARS ONLY ONE HUNTER HAS GONE HOME EMPTY. This may very well be the highest success brown bear boat hunt with the best price, $20,000, in Alaska.

Last spring his 5 hunters tagged 4 bears. First hunt was slow only taking one bear at 8 foot 6 inches. They chased several other bears, but one hunter went home empty. Second hunt was 2 for 2, taking a 9 foot 4 inch and 9 foot. Third hunt took place on the mainland and the hunter killed an 8 foot bear. Fall hunt he only took one hunter and he scored on a 9 foot 6 inch bear with a 25 3/4 inch skull.

Spring of 2016 produced 4 brownies for 4 hunters, 3 squared out at 9 foot and one went 8 foot 10 inches. Fall of 2016 was 2 for 2, a 9 foot 4 inch and one over 8 1/2 foot.

Spring of 2015 went 5 for 5, 9 foot 10 inches, 2 over 9 foot, one 9 foot and an 8 1/2. Fall was 2 for 2. One bear was tagged and turned out to be 38 years old.

As you can see this hunt is pretty remarkable and they usually have a camera person on board to video your hunt.

10 day 1×1 brown bear boat hunt is $20,000 spring or fall. He normally takes two hunters April 27 to May 8, two hunters May 8 to 19 and one hunter May 21 to June 1. Fall hunts he normally takes two hunters September 15 to 26.

Accommodations are a nice 50 foot yacht 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. Charter flights out of Juneau to or from the boat run about $300 per hunter. Fall hunts typically do not require a charter flight. 2018 is booked full both spring and fall. 2019 openings are available for two spring spots on the second hunt and both fall spots. Hunt BR907.



Fall of 2017 was tough again due to too many salmon and the bears were scattered. They ended up killing 5 for 9 in the 8 to 9 1/2 foot class.

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.

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 outfitter 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 2018 and next will be in 2020, from May 10 to 31. Fall hunts are on odd years like 2017 and then 2019, from October 1 to 21. 2018 spring season and 2019 fall 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 flights from Anchorage to Sand Point run about $1,000 and the flight from Sand Point to base camp is included in the price. 2018 spring is booked, 2020 spring has openings. Hunt BR781.   BR781 Hunt Photos.



Spring of 2017 went 3 for 4 on bears and in the fall success was 8 for 9 and all the bears taken were in the 8 to 8 1/2 range. He had 4 moose hunters and 3 tagged bulls, including 2 at 60 inches and a 58.

Spring of 2016 went well with all 4 hunters tagging bears. Two just over 8 feet and two right at 8. Fall season there were 8 hunters and 5 killed including a super monster for interior brownie that squared 9 foot 7 inches and had a 27 3/4 skull.

2015 spring produced 2 brownies for 2 hunters. Fall season had a total of 12 hunters and they put 11 bears in the salt, including a Boone and Crockett book bear.

This outfitter has a superb lodge that even has a steam bath along the Hoholitna River about 75 miles northwest of Lake Clark. Five nice log cabins are used for accommodations. 7 day hunts typically run 85 percent success for both spring and fall. These brown bears average 8 to 9 foot.

10 day hunts are only $14,500 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 hunt can be combined with moose for $24,000 and this would include 10 hunting days.

Hunters fly from Anchorage to Port Alsworth for $500 round trip and then the outfitter will charter you into camp at his expense. Openings are available for fall of 2018. Hunt BRSF781.   BRSF781 Hunt Photos.


$10,800 1×1 8 DAYS

HCU has worked with this outfitter for 15 years with great success on fall caribou/grizzly hunts and spring brown bear hunts. He no longer runs his spring brown bear hunt and still continues the fall grizzly and caribou hunts. Now he will offer a spring grizzly hunt in the same area out of Tok. Price will be $10,800 guided 1×1 or $8,500 guided 2×1 and this will include the charter flight priced at about $2,000 per person. He has taken over 10 grizzlies in this area on fall hunts and has glassed many more. The main method of hunting will be looking for boars covering country during the spring breeding season and also watching the caribou calving grounds. The caribou have shown a tremendous comeback in this area and they have seen as many as 5,000 on his fall hunts. Calving takes place mostly late May and early June, but the cows will start to congregate in this area earlier. Hunts will be 10 days, including a day for arrival and departure plus 8 hunting days. Weather may determine exact starting dates. He wants to take everything into consideration to improve odds of success. This small outfitter also does the guiding and he is planning on conducting one spring hunt per year. Hunt GR64.