My 2016 moose season was a great one. Above Scott & Austin (Father and Son), Rich (packer), and I pose with their 61” Boone and Crocket bull that was called into camp and they harvested at 80 yards.
I guide one moose hunt with two hunters per year. When you inquire about this hunt, I answer your questions and I will be your guide.
Your hunt takes place on a tributary of the famous Yukon River in the heart of Interior Alaska. This hunt is conducted during the rut when moose are very active and responsive to calling. We have seen up to 11 moose at one time with multiple bulls well over the 60 inch range mixed with cows and younger bulls on a hillside. Our harvested moose antler spread averages 55 to 65 inches. We target large trophy bulls but unlike many other areas of the state, my area does not have antler restrictions.
I use small bush planes, from experienced transporters, for transportation out of my hunting area. I use specially designed hunting rafts as our mode of transportation during the hunt. We paddle down the river to prime hunting areas. These prime areas are back channels off the main river, marshy swamps, and mountain sides. From these spots we use proven moose calling techniques to bring the bulls to us. We typically spend 3 days at each hunting location. A moose will come to a call--it may be in 10 minutes--it may be in three days; but he will come to investigate the call.
This hunt is ideal for archery and rifle hunters. We typically harvest moose with-in 50 yards. I do recommend that all archery hunters also bring a rifle as a back up. There is times when an archery shot is just not possible on the bull of a lifetime.
My camp consists of top of the line tents and a cooking/eating shelter. Two hunters share a 6-man tent with cots. The tents are tall enough to stand up in.
A typical day at moose camp:
Rise at 5:30 AM for coffee and a light breakfast. We call for moose around daylight. As the sun rises we move to vantage points to watch and listen for moose responding to the call. Many times we will have moose near camp that responded to calling the night before. We usually eat a hearty brunch after the morning hunt. After brunch we head out to call during midday to "prime the area" for the evening hunt. This is also a prime time to fish. The river is filled with Rainbow Grayling. We eat an early dinner and we’re back out to call and watch/listen for responding moose.
This is our normal schedule, but we have had moose walk into camp while cutting wood, eating breakfast, or during all hours of the day or night. We have harvested 90% of our moose from camp.
* Airfare to and from your home to Fairbanks, Alaska is not included.
* License & tag fees are not included
* Trophy transportation and taxidermy is not included.
* Lodging in Fairbanks/North Pole before & after hunt is not included.
* Pick-up and drop-off in Fairbanks is included.
* Transportation in and out of the field (including meat) included.
- 6-16 Sep - 11 day, 1 hunter-1 guide, Alaska Yukon Moose (Raft hunt) $15,900.00
- 6-16 Sep - 11 day, 2 hunters-1 guide, 1 packer, Alaska Yukon Moose (Raft hunt) $14,500 per hunter *INQUIRE*
This hunt is a multi-species hunt if you choose. You can harvest any other animal that is in season, and you possess the tags for, at no charge until your moose is harvested. Once your moose is harvested, you can continue your hunt for secondary species for $500.00 per day –No trophy fees. The secondary species that can be harvested are black bear, brown bear, wolves, wolverine, and caribou.
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to reserve your hunt. The balance is due 30 days prior to the hunt start date.