Moose and Grizzly hunting is in September. You will have an 8-10 day hunt, but must plan to have some travel time at the beginning and end of the hunt. There are two parts to the moose season. The first hunt is between the 5th and the 14th; the second hunt is between the 15th and the 25th.
We also offer a 14 day moose/grizzly combination hunt which is from September 1st to the 14th.
It is important to schedule the travel time into these hunts. You should plan to arrive at least one day before your scheduled bush flight to camp and depart the day following your return from the Bush. These bush flights are often delayed because of weather.
Hunt Location: Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge
Our primary hunting area for Moose and Interior Grizzly is on the Southern half of the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge, an exclusive guiding area in the central Yukon River basin. This hunting area amounts to approximately 1 million acres (400,000 hectares) of land and over 200 miles of river to hunt. Our family has lived and worked in this area for 23 years. Nate has been guiding moose and grizzly hunters in this area for 19 years. This hunting area is a remote wilderness area; it requires a two-hour flight in a Cessna 206 , 185, or Beaver to reach the hunting camp. It is an exceptionally scenic area, especially during the hunting season. Beyond the occasional trapper’s cabin, the region is entirely uninhabited and undeveloped. The fishing is great, especially for northern pike and arctic grayling. There are also Shee-fish, a special type of whitefish that are found only in Northern regions of the continent, and Burbot (ling-cod).About the Hunt:The hunting is from canoes along the river or from large lakes. The canoes are motorized, and your camp is portable – meaning you will be able to move about as necessary to focus on the better hunting locations. You can expect to find a good number of bulls (1 or 2 per day) and lots of cows with calves. We are typically looking for 60″ or better bulls. By calling while you’re floating, you can often bring the Bull right out to the rivers edge. Other animals available on a trophy fee basis in this area include grizzly, black bear, and wolf. We charge a trophy fee if you choose to shoot a grizzly or black bear, and wolves are free. You must purchase a tag from the State of Alaska for each animal before you are allowed to shoot one. We have the ability to sell these tags while in the field should you decide to hunt for a bear or wolf. The Nowitna River and its tributaries offer excellent fishing opportunities for Northern Pike, Sheefish, and Burbot. Fishing licenses must also be purchased in advance. Costs: Please see the price list for hunt cost
The prices listed in the hunting price list covers travel to and from the hunting area from Fairbanks, the costs of your guide, all your camping and trophy preparation needs while you are in the field, and transportation of your trophy back to Fairbanks.
The only other additional expenses you can expect to pay are:
Your hotel and traveling expenses within Alaska The cost of your hunting license and tag fees It is normal to provide a tip for your guide at the end of the hunt. This is usually a minimum of 5% of the hunt cost
The cost of professional preparation of your trophy for customs and transporting your trophy home.