Brown – Grizzly – Polar Bear


This Alaska Peninsula hunt is on the southeast- ern 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 ma- jor bays and rivers, including over 30 miles of coastline.

2021 was allowed a spring and fall season due to 2020 spring closure. This past spring, they went 8 for 10 and killed some over the magical 10 foot. One 82 year old passed wanting a 10 footer and another hunter went home empty.

2021 fall finished 7 for 9, including some real nice boars. Nasty Alaska weather appeared to be on steroids, tough fall.

2020 spring season was closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 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.

Spring hunts are normally con- ducted on even numbered years like 2022 and then in 2024, from May 10 to 31, but a 2021 spring hunt was allowed since 2020 season was cancelled. Fall hunts are on odd years like 2021 and then 2023, from October 1 to 21. Spring and fall hunts are $26,000. 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.


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.

2021 spring was kind of crazy in that about 80 percent of the bears rubbed very quickly after coming out of hibernation. This was consistent throughout the southeast, whereas many bears were spotted but few had quality hides. His first hunt had two buddies, one was a taxidermist, and both only wanted boars with quality hair. They saw plenty of bears but not what they were looking for, so they went home empty. Second hunt HCU’s Cliff Graham and Bob Altemus killed two boars between 8 and 9 feet. They saw over 50 boars, but hides were a problem, and many were passed including about a 9 1/2 footer. Third hunt produced a real nice boar with a good hide for his only hunter. 2021 fall hunt started off fine with a solid 8 1/2 footer in the salt on day 3, but then the weather turned extremely sour and the other hunter passed then went home empty. Probably the first fall hunter to not score on a good boar in over 10 years.

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.

10 day 1×1 brown bear boat hunt is $24,000 spring or fall and most hunts are videoed at no charge. He plans on taking two hunters April 27toMay8,twohuntersMay8to19andtwo hunters May 21 to June 1. 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 hunted with this outfitter. 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.

2021 spring went 5 for 6 on the snowmobile hunt, best boar went a whopping 9 foot 4 inches. FALL finished 8 for 9, including a huge 9 foot 7 inch bruin.

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.

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 Alsworth 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 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.

2021 fall hunt produced 23 grizzlies for 25 bear hunters, despite being the worst weather he has seen in the past 20 years. Most of the bears squared between 8 and 8 1/2 foot, with the largest skull measuring 26 1/2 inches.

2020 fall he had 15 serious grizzly hunters tag 13 bears, one crippled and one hunter had no good opportunities.

2019 fall he took a dozen hunters and everyone hunting strictly grizzly were successful in both the Noatak Preserve and the adjoining areas.

7 day grizzly hunts guided 1×1 will be $18,500 running from late August into early September. Caribou can be added for $4,500 and the caribou hunting typically gets better later in September. Grizzly and caribou tags are sold over the count- er. 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. Hunt GR247.