ALASKA PENINSULA OPENS CARIBOU
$7500 6 DAYS 2X1 – 2ND BULL $3500
2018 – 12 HUNTERS 12 BULLS
Alaska has reopened the Barren Ground Caribou season to non-residents on the famous Alaska Peninsula. It had been closed for quite a few years to allow the population to increase to a current estimate of 10,000 animals. These caribou are the Alaska Peninsula Herd and even though they constantly are on the move they are not considered migratory. Hunters typically see caribou dailyand the hiking is not all that difficult. Hunters are flown into spike camps, consisting of 6-man Cabela Guide tents with cots and expect the unexpected Peninsula weather it is known for.
In 2018 all 12 hunters tagged bulls in just 2 days averaging in the 330 to 350 class, with a couple going over 350 inches.
6 day hunts guided 2×1 starting late September are $7,500 including lodging, meals and one caribou. A second caribou can be taken for an additional $3,500. Fall brown bear hunts take place on odd years, 2021/2023, and are $24,000 and a caribou can be added for $5,000.
Once the hunters are tagged out they are flown back to the comfortable main lodge, where they can fish for silver salmon, char and Dolly Varden at $350 per day, spinning gear and equipment will be provided, but fly fishermen must bring their own gear.
Hunters fly into Anchorage and then to Sand Point, approximately $1,000 round trip, where they are met and flown into camp at the outfitters expense. There is a $100 freight charge to fly antlers and cape from Sand Pointto Anchorage and the meat is donated to the natives. All licenses and tags are available online and should be purchased prior to arrival in camp. Hunt CU781.
6 DAY ALASKA CARIBOU HUNT $8800
CHARTER FLIGHTS INCLUDED
BOOKED UNTIL 2021
2018 produced 6 bulls for all 6 HCU hunters gross scoring in the 330 to 360 class.4 grizzlies were seen, but none were taken. The caribou seemed to be on track and numbers were good.
In 2017 over the course of 2 hunts a total of 6 hunters tagged 6 good bulls and one 8 foot grizzly.
In 2016 season all 4 HCU hunters killed bulls in the 360 to 380 class. Thousands of caribou were seen and hundreds of bulls. One of the two hunters that had a grizzly tag scored on a nice bear. The other hunter missed a wolverine several times.
In 2015 all 5 hunters took home a bull grossing from 360 to 390 except one hunter that shot the wrong bull.
HCU has worked with this outfitter/guide for over 16 years with a terrific record. He and his partner typically guide all the hunters. He will take a party of 2 hunters for $8,800 each for 6 hunt- ing days guided 2×1. If a hunter really wants 1x1the price is $10,800. This outfitter will INCLUDE YOUR CHARTER FLIGHT PRICED AT $2,300 AND THE $800 FEE TO TRANSPORT YOUR CARIBOU BACK TO TOK. These guides do this because they love it and take enjoyment out of assisting hunters to fulfill their Alaskan dreams.
Hunters can book this hunt to include a grizzly on a $4,500 trophy fee and HCU has had sev- eral hunters take grizzlies on this hunt. Wolverines can also be taken if an opportunity arises on an $800 trophy fee. This is a true Alaskan experience, where you will be spike camping on the tundra and hiking during the day with plenty of glassing. Hunters need appropriate gear and in decent physical condition.
This hunt takes place in late August or ear-ly September in Unit 20Ewhere the limit on caribou is one bull per hunter. It is the 40 Mile Herd and according to the biologists is one of, if not, the healthiest herd in Alaska growing 6 to 8 percent per year. The state is also doing a very good job on wolf control, which has really enhanced the caribou
Hunters fly to Fairbanks, rent a car to Tok for a 4 hour drive or book a round trip flight to Tok for about $380, license $160, caribou tag $650 and the option on a grizzly tag is $1,000. Next available opening is in 2021. Hunt CU64. CU64 Hunt Photos.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES OFFERS
WORLD CLASS MOUNTAIN CARIBOU
We work with an outfitter in the Northwest Territories that offers premier mountain caribou hunts. Success generally runs at or near 100 per-cent on bulls with average gross scores of 360 to380 Boone and Crockett, with some scoring into the 430’s and typically about 20 percent score overthe 390 record book minimum. They will typically take 20 to 30 bulls per year, either on straight caribou hunts or as extra animals on the sheep and moose hunts. Hunts require a round trip charterout of Norman Wells priced close to $1,400.
9 day backpack hunts guided 2×1 from July 26 to September 19 are priced at $12,500 plus $100 preservation fund and 5 percent taxes. He also offers moose on the later caribou hunts for a kill fee of $13,000. Caribou can be taken on a $5,000 trophy fee as add-ons for his sheep and moose hunts.HCU consultants Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have taken moose and caribou with this outfit. Hunt CU250. CU250 Hunt Photos.
The ministry had drastically lowered theamount of tags allocated to all the outfitters due to thedrop in caribou numbers, causing prices to increase.
This outfitter offers archery hunts during this special season the last week of August and first week of September just before the gun hunts that start in mid September.
In 2018 they had 11 hunters kill 10 bulls, all with archery gear, including some great trophy bulls. In 2017 they had 11 hunters take 11 bulls, 10 were bowhunters, with possibly the new #2 Pope and Young record book bull being taken.
In 2016 they had 11 archers and killed 10 bulls, including some trophy bulls. They hosted 3 rifle hunters and all took really good bulls.
6 day hunt is priced at $11,000 plus 15 percent HST tax and includes your $725 license and air-port pickup in Deer Lake. Moose can be added for $6,000. This outfitter has an extremely nice lodge. Limited 2020 openings. Hunt CU709. CU709 Hunt Photos.