SPRING BROWN BEAR HUNTS
Conducted in Even #'d Years
FALL BROWN BEAR HUNTS
Conducted in Odd #'d Years
The Alaska Peninsula near Cold bay is where you come to hunt for the HUGE Alaska Peninsula brown bear. This is an area we only hunt on even numbered spring years. It is hands down the best location for trophy brown bear in Alaska. This region is as good if not better than Kodiak Island for huge coastal brown bear.
The Aleutian Range has amazing 4000-foot peaks known Cathedral Mountains that rise from the ocean’s edge making it the perfect backdrop for glassing giant coastal brown bear. The Brown Bear in these two units (9E and D) can grow to more than 11 feet square with skulls measuring over 30 inches.
Alaska Brown Bear Hunts are done from a spike camp only accessed by a super cub with large tundra tires. We are continually checking on our camps and moving as conditions change. As winter looses its grip and snow melts, bears will emerge from their dens. We are continually looking for such activity and place camps accordingly. With our base camp closely located to the Bering Sea, we are also search beaches looking for dead whales or walrus' which wash up on shore during the Spring Break Up. Brown bear, wolves, and wolverine will come to these carcasses to feed.
The Big Boars will move off the mountains to the lower elevations looking for food and females. Spring brings lots of movement and excitement in the air ... giving our hunters quite the show! Often times you'll see the large boars chasing smaller boars and adult sows up and down the mountains to take possession of their domain.
If you prefer hunting in the fall and are truly after a ten-foot brown bear you may want to consider our fall brown bear hunting area in unit 9E near Port Heiden. For this hunt you will fly from Anchorage to Port Heiden with Pen Air. Season dates for this area are from October 1st through the 25th of odd numbered years.
Over the years, many of our clients have taken record book brown bear on this hunt. In this area we are looking for 9 foot plus brown bear that can weigh as much as 1400 pounds.
Hunting is primarily done in the low areas along the streams and rivers, that are full of returning sockeye and silver salmon. The Brown Bears will be feeding on salmon to put on the necessary weight needed to go into hibernation. After feeding, bears will lie in the thick alders, which then become locations we cam place camps. These bedding areas have proven to be very productive for us over the years as brown bear move off the rivers.
Hunters will be intercepting bear moving to and from their feeding grounds. The average day is spent sitting along the river glassing for brown bear feeding on salmon. When doing so, scent control is a MUST!!
There's nothing quite like hearing the water splashing from a large brown bear chasing salmon in the river as he is about to round the corner you're sitting at - to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and take notice!
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