This is a question we get asked time and time again .... here's some questions to ask yourself:
What are you comfortable with in the field?
Can you take care of the animal you take while in the field on your own?
Can you "judge" the animal so that you're taking the animal you want and/or are required to get?
Can you pack out the meat required for salvage and care for it when it's back at camp?
If your answer to the above questions is:
"YES" .... followed by "these are things we do on a normal hunt", then we'd tell you that our Drop Off-Do It Yourself Alaskan hunts is probably right up your alley!
Or on the flip side, your answer is "No" or "I need assistance with these things", then a Guided Hunt may be the option you want to be looking at.
Keep in mind - our hunts are from the first of August through the End of September for both the Unguided and Guided Caribou hunts. Therefore, you'll want to figure out the best time frame which you'll be "most" comfortable out in the field. Earlier season tends to be less snow and "wintery" conditions - late season, you'll just need to be prepared for snow and more of the traditional winter type conditions found in the Lower 48.
Anytime during "our" hunting season is generally a great time to be out there hunting - being prepared for the hunt is your first responsibility. You'll want to ensure you have the equipment and personal gear packed for layering - as even in the first part of the season we can get rain, wind and snow .... REMEMBER YOU ARE COMING UP ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN ALASKA! You're not going to be camping out at a desert lake in Arizona ... you'll want to pack accordingly (see the Suggested Gear List).
Caribou Hunting Alaska
Alaska Hunting, Fishing or Bear Viewing w/ Camp Gear Rental
Fly Out Fishing Services
Scenic Charter Flights
Bear Viewing Day Trips
Wildlife Viewing Day Trips or Overnight Camping Options
Northern Lights Camping Trips
For any client with a weight over 220#’s (FAA Average is 175#’s for a Male), an additional Surcharge will be REQUIRED in the amount of $500/client exceeding the 220# weight limit