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Description: Kodiak offers a very special level of outdoor experience as well as the huge Brown Bears, Mountain Goats, and Sitka Blacktail Deer that the island is known for.
This outfitter hunts federally permitted land and access the area by aircraft, which is a spectacular ride in itself. The main camp is a traditional Safari tent camp located off the sea coast where you will see a myriad of wildlife including Seals, Whales, Sea Otters, Fox, Eagles and many other bird species. Spectacular coastal mountains join the crystal clear sea, which is abundant with fish including Halibut, Cod, Rock Fish and Crab.
From the base camp the outfitter will access the bays in the area by boat including a 42-foot Delta Crab fishing boat and several Boston Whaler skiffs. You will be hunting the beaches and mountainsides by foot. This hunt is conducted by traditional Kodiak methods and will stand as one of the most memorable trips you have ever taken.
Hunters are encouraged to be in tip top shape and prepared for all of the elements.
Accommodations: Tent camp accommodations for the duration of your hunt.
Transportation/Getting there: Traveling to Kodiak from the lower 48 can generally be done in one day- arriving into Kodiak afternoon or evening of that travel day. There are a number of good hotels in Kodiak proper where you can spend the night. This offers the opportunity to see the harbor and the fishing fleet as well as the town.
The following morning after your overnight stay in Kodiak, you will go to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game offices and pick up your Brown Bear or Goat permit, and any last minute items in town. You will be met by a representative from the outfitter to help you through purchasing your licenses.
Following purchasing your licenses, you will be taken to the air charter company that will fly you to the hunting area. The reservations made will be made in advance. You may pay for the flight at this time by credit card or cash.
Weather conditions on Kodiak are dynamic and variable which requires you to be prepared for flight delays. These potential delays are often due to logistical considerations and most importantly, your safety.
Contact us for suggested hotels and restaurants in Kodiak.
Trophy Expediting: Your Antlers, Cape, Hide and Skull will be flown from main camp to King Salmon. ALL ANTLERS & CAPES WILL BE EXPEDITED. They will be sent freight collect to the expediting service in Anchorage where they will be prepared for shipment out of state or overseas with all appropriate sealing certificates completed. Next, they will be shipped to the taxidermist of your choice or to you on a ‘freight pre-paid’ basis. This process takes time (UP TO THREE MONTHS) and it involves a tremendous amount of work on our part to make sure trophies are properly labeled and prepared for shipping. Costs will vary according to shipping destination.
You can request a cost estimate from Russell Knight at Knight's Taxidermy. They are located at 7329 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, Alaska 99518. The phone number is (907) 344-5501. Their fax number is (907) 868-3653. You may e-mail them at email@example.com or visit the Website at www.knightstaxidermy.com.
Game Meat Policy: All edible meat is removed from the field as required by State law. Most of the meat is given to locally domiciled residents of the Alaska Peninsula. Depending on circumstances and logistical considerations common to wilderness hunting, a hunter may be able to take home a small cooler or up to one 20# box of meat. We do not expedite meat or fish.
It is very important that you follow this gear list. Having the correct gear will ensure a more comfortable hunt.
Each individual should bring the following gear with them:
Recommended caliber for Moose and/or Deer: 30.06, 300 Win or WBY Mag, .338 Win. Mag .375 H&H Mag
WHAT NOT TO BRING!
Hip boots, proper raingear, and packs may be pre-purchased from the outfitter with two-month advance notice and payment:
Traveling gear (your home to camp) MUST BE limited to:
Rates: 15 Day 1x1 Fully Guided Kodiak Brown Bear Hunt – Call for pricing.
*Sitka Deer may be added for an additional fee
Dates: Brown Bear may be hunted every spring and every fall on Kodiak Island. The SPRING Bear season runs April 1 to May 15 and the FALL season runs October 25 to November 30.
You must submit a Brown Bear permit application along with a guide client agreement by December 6 to be eligible for the following year spring hunt. You must submit a Brown Bear permit application along with a guide client agreement by May 31 to be eligible to hunt for Bear in the fall of that year. I will provide you with these documents and other information to complete this process.
Included: meals and tent camp accommodations, service of professional guides, trophy prep of game taken
Not Included: Airfare to Kodiak, AK, air charter to camp (approximately $1500), hunting license/tag, Federal Land Use fees ($16.70 per day for Brown Bear), non resident Hunter Preservation Fund ($150), tips/gratuities, expediting of trophy, and taxidermy
Approximate license cost: Non-resident hunting license $135 and Brown Bear tag is $500. Wolf tags are available for $30. Hunters will purchase licenses upon arrival into Alaska or the can be purchased online. RCO will assist hunters in obtaining their licenses.