We offer our clients a fully outfitted, DIY,unguided float hunting trips for Alaska Yukon Moose on Western Alaska’s secluded interior river systems. You may also hunt for Black Bears, Wolverine, Wolves and enjoy great Sportfishing as well.
We provide fully outfitted hunting camps with ample provisions and sustenance required to undertake an extraordinary, rewarding river float hunting trip for Alaskan Yukon Moose. We furnish high quality durable 14’rafts, rowing frames with oars, 80-quart ice chest, cargo platforms, life jackets, and other misc. tack.
The camping or shelter accommodations are 6 man Alaska Guide or extreme weather grade style tents. We include a well-stocked variety of nutritional food/beverages, all cooking/eating utensils, a 2 burner propane or white gas cook stove, two mantle lantern, fuel supplies for the stove and lantern, freighter pack frames, and more.
Since we outfit our clients with substantial, wide-ranging, and complete hunting camp along with the river rafting/float gear equipment, your personal gear/equipment required is minimal. We allow each hunter a weight allowance of 70 lbs. per person.
We will supply you with a “Suggested Equipment/Gear List” that will help with advising you of what “personal gear” you need to bring. To better give one an idea of how complete the package of gear and supplies you are provided, our guided Moose hunting clients get the same personal equipment/gear list that we give to our unguided clients for their unguided Alaska Yukon Moose hunting float trip.
You are provided a complete & thorough Itinerary covering the logistical information, contacts needed to secure other essential parts of your trip, including taking care of your harvested game.
We offer up to 4 of these Fully Outfitted, Unguided Moose float hunting trips per season. Provided you have the proper Big Game Tags and a Sportfishing License you may hunt for Black Bear, Wolverine, Wolves & enjoy great Fishing at no extra cost. There is a minimum of two hunters in order to book this hunting trip with us. Other than one of the other groups of hunters of ours on the river, you will not see hunters from another Outfitter.
Most of the rafting equipment, gear, tackle, and camping supplies necessary for these trips are stowed or cached in the field at our river base campsite during the off-season. By having this gear already in the field, it saves us the additional expense of flights to transport this equipment out to the field and back to town every season. This in turn enables us to keep the cost of the Moose hunting trip lower and our hunters a quality experience with a great opportunity to hunt for Moose successfully in a remote & isolated region.
The flight from Anchorage to the starting point of your float trip is over two hours (almost 5 hours round trip). The flight back to Anchorage at the conclusion of the float trip is a 2-1/2 hour plus flight from Anchorage over a 5-hour round trip. To reach this far out, we use DHC-2 De-Havilland Beavers capable of extended flying time by utilizing additional wing-tip fuel tanks in order to safely reach these distances.
Hunting for Moose in this Game Management Unit 19, allows hunters to enjoy an Intensive Predator Management Control System starting again in 2004 after 12 long years of suspension. Fortunately for us, our Guided and Unguided hunts also take place in GMU 19. Before and during the predator control period, an intensive research project monitoring the status of the Moose population was implemented. Due to the reinstatement of the Predator Management Program in these areas, Moose survival is now much higher than it was during the abandonment of the State Predator Management Program. We have observed an impressive and balanced growth of Wildlife in general, as well as for Mature Bull and Cow Moose. Since then, the number of these successful programs has been expanded somewhat in other areas of the State. Where implemented, they are currently bestowing additional steady and balanced Ungulate population growth. Fortunately, we are again able to enjoy the sound benefits of these sensible and successful types of Game Management programs which afford a good balance for all Wildlife species and provide some great Moose hunting.
We offer 2 different styles of DYI Unguided river float hunting trips for Alaska Yukon Moose.. You have a choice to do a river float for about 40 miles or the longer float trip of roughly 110 river miles. The longer trip takes approximately 36 plus or minus hours of actual floating time, determined by the varying water levels. Even though these rivers are rated as Class I, rafting experience is recommended for our Unguided Hunters.
Our longest float trip begins on a small body of water near the headwaters of the river system where we can land with a floatplane and ends once you have arrived downriver at our base camp location. On these trips, we strongly recommend you only set up camp two to three times and take your time as you progress down the river corridor. The take-out location is at our Main Base Camp down the river where an extended stretch of the river is deep, long, and straight enough to land safely and take out a good load. We supply maps of the river and are have a take-out location marked, including the GPS coordinates. Many years ago, we enhanced this entry/exit strip by cutting and clearing out obstructions and debris making it possible to have access to hunt & fish this river system efficiently.
Unit 19 Alaska State Hunting Game Regulations require anyone hunting for Moose in Unit 19 to exit within the same Game Management Unit which they hunted in. Because of our landing strip within Unit 19 we are able to satisfy this Regulation and provided a way to access and exit the river where none existed before. The flight time from Anchorage to to this river coupled with the substantial expense required to travel this distance has been an important factor as to why we still enjoy having the area to ourselves. The benefit of being out beyond where any Town or Village Air Charter Services operate, . provides our hunters an increased opportunity for success and a great hunting experience.
There is a $2,200 per person Alaskan Bush Plane Charter flight from Anchorage to the field & back to Anchorage.
Your personal gear allowance on these charter flights is 70 pounds each.
Hotel rooms in Anchorage for the day of your arrival to Anchorage & the night you return from the field from your hunting trip. Single or double occupancy is around $150 per night.
Unguided Moose hunter References
2022 Sonny Sanders 805-550-6803 California
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2022 Will Willitts 541-610-5398 Oregon
2022 Ryan Chadderdon 507-461-0888 Minnesota
2021 Hunter Webster 717-337-5252 Pennsylvania
2021 Chris Lerch 210-559-9712 Texas
2021 Kieran Flemings 231-203-3119 Michigan
2021 Korey Eppinette 717-940-8654 Pennsylvania
2021 Brandon Gingrich 717-917-5703 Pennsylvania
2020 Tom Hyde 518-891-0634 New York
2020 Tim Campbell 518-891-6250 New York
2020 Russ Carnell 518-891-1917 New York
2020 Hunter Webster 717-337-5252 Pennsylvania
2020 Randy St Marie 503-702-4628 Oregon
2019 Erik Talaski 989-225-3962 Michigan
2019 Greg Talaski 989-550-4620 Michigan
2017 Steve Sawyer & Brother 970-275-0173 Arizona
2017 Chris Barby 405-850-0176 Oklahoma
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