Brown – Grizzly – Polar Bear


This Alaska Peninsula hunt is near Sand Point 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.

2020 spring season was closed due to the Corona virus pandemic. Alaska is looking to offer a 2021 spring hunt along with a fall hunt due to the 2020 spring closure.

2019 fall finished with 6 of the 9 hunters taking home their bear. Two really good fall bears were killed squaring out at 9 foot 7 inches, along with two more in the low 9’s.

2018 spring was late causing some difficulties, but overall they killed 11 bears for 14 hunters, including 6 super bears squaring at 10 foot or better. The best bear was just shy of 11 foot with a 29 5/8 inch green skull.

Spring hunts are normally conducted on even numbered years like 2022 and then in 2024, from May 10 to 31, but a 2021 spring hunt will be allowed since 2020 season was canceled.

Fall hunts are on odd years like 2021 and then 2023, from October 1 to 21. 2021 and 2022 spring hunts are $28,000. 2021 and 2023 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. Hunt BR781.  BR781 Hunt Photos.

$23,500 10 HUNTING DAYS

We feel this is the best brown bear boat hunt in southeast Alaska and his cost is much less than the higher priced well known competitors. He is not into doing sport shows or taking TV personalities and he does not shoot sows or small boars.

2020 spring season was closed due to Covid. Fall season he had a father/son for brown bear and they tagged a 9 1/2 plus boar and a solid 8 1/2 footer.

2019 spring first hunt he took one hunter and they made several attempts on a big boar, but he kept giving them the slip. The hunter passed on several bears in the upper 8 foot class and went home empty. Second hunt he had 3 hunters and they killed 3 boars, 9’ 4”, 9’ 2” and a nice 8’ 6”, all with great hides. Third hunt his lone hunter missed a black bear and had to cut his hunt short due to a medical emergency.

2019 fall produced 2 big old boars both over 9 foot for his 2 hunters, who were tagged out by day 7.

2018 spring on the first hunt he had an 86 year old father with his son and they only saw about 15 bears with the late spring and neither connected. On the second hunt an 8 1/2 footer was taken and the second hunter hit and lost a real nice bear. On the third hunt his single hunter tagged a 9 footer.

2018 fall went 2 for 2. A 9’2” boar was taken the first day and an 8’11” boar with terrific fall hair was taken on day 5.

10 day 1×1 brown bear boat hunt is $23,500 spring or fall and most hunts are videoed at no charge. He plans on taking two hunters April 27 to May 8, two hunters May 8 to 19 and two hunters 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. Next available openings are spring 2022 or fall 2023. Hunt BR907.


This outfitter 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.

2020 spring was closed due to the Corona virus pandemic. Fall season he hosted a couple moose/brown bear combos along with straight bear hunters. Fall success was very good with 8 brownies being taken and the largest bear squared at 9 foot 4 inches.

2019 spring produced 3 brownies and in the fall 2 were taken in August and 2 more in September.

2018 spring came so late that the bears were not out of their dens in April. Due to the freak weather only one bear was taken. The 2018 fall season was pretty typical with 4 hunters killing 3 bears, 9, 8 1/2 and an 8 footer. One of the hunters was on a combo and he also killed a nice bull moose.

10 day hunts are only $14,000 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 $24,000 and would be mid to late September.

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


This longtime Alaska outfitter/bush pilot had 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 has been allocated up to 12 non-resident tags for this area. Besides this specialty hunt in the Noatak priced at $17,500 he will continue to run his high success grizzly hunt in country located adjacent to the Preserve at a lower price of $15,250. He had been run- ning moose, caribou and grizzly hunts the past years bordering the refuge and now with the refuge permit he can fly up along the Noatak River and drop the first guides and hunters in prime grizzly habitat.

2020 fall he had 15 serious grizzly hunters tag 13 bears, one crippled and one hunter had no good opportunities. Most caribou hunters had bear tags and this accounted for about another 6 or 8 bears.

2019 fall he took a dozen hunters and everyone hunting strictly grizzly were successful in both the Noatak Preserve and the adjoining areas. He had a couple hunters come later to hunt caribou and also had grizzly tags that only scored on caribou.

In 2018 bordering the Noatak Preserve his hunters killed 14 grizzlies and half were tagged out in the first 2 days.

7 day grizzly hunts guided 1×1 will be $17,500 running from late August into early September. Caribou can be added for $4,500 for 10 days or straight caribou guided 2×1 for 5 days would be $10,250 and the caribou hunting typically gets better later in September. Grizzly and caribou tags are sold over the counter. Moose is now closed to non-residents in this area mainly due to grizzly predation.

Hunters fly from Anchorage to Kotzebue for about $400 roundtrip, where they are met by the outfitter and flown to camp. HCU has worked with this outfitter for over 10 years.  Hunt GR247.