North Alaska Expeditions
Justin C. Johns Master Guide #139
"Providing experiences of a lifetime for over thirty years."
Spring in the "Fortress Of the Bears"
$19,500 10 Days (1x1 Guiding) April -May
2023 Openings Available
Our spring Brown Bear hunts are conducted on Admiralty Island and within the Kootznoowoo Wilderness area of the Tongass National Forest. In the Native Tlingit language "Kootznoowoo" translates to "fortress of the bears", aptly named as Alaska Department of Fish and Game has estimated the island's brown bear population being roughly one bear per square mile!
We have been fortunate to be permitted to operate in this extraordinary area since 1993. Admiralty Island continues to be my favorite place to enjoy spring. The rich abundance of marine life, beautiful rugged mountains and one of the highest densities of Brown Bears in the world make it an exciting hunting location.
One of the things which I really enjoy about the spring hunts on Admiralty Island is the diversity of wildlife we see each day. We commonly see humpback whales, orca whales, porpoise, sea lions, sea otters, blacktail deer, mink and dozens of other wildlife and waterfowl species.
We hunt the coast of the island from our land based camp using Zodiac boats. Hunters of all physical abilities can enjoy this hunt.
Brown Bears in this area average 8' - 9' foot squared. The spring bears have luxurious hair and is truly magnificent. These bears usually are a dark brown color with gold tips.
Success rates in the past has been very good. As with any hunt success changes annually due to varying factors such as weather and winds of that season.
Our land based camp consists of a wall tent for cooking and eating and large dome tents with cots for sleeping. Camp is very comfortable and located in an idyllic setting on a small spit of land between a salt water cove and a freshwater creek surrounded by huge old growth spruce, hemlock and fir trees.
Our dining fare is excellent per camp cooking, and you can bet on gaining weight since we don't like to miss dessert .
Included in Hunt:
TNF Admiralty National Monument Brown Bear Hunt Permit
All equipment, tent camp, healthy food, etc...
Professional guided 1x1 hunt with trophy field care.
Facilitation of shipping your trophy to D&C Expediters in Anchorage
Not Included in Hunt:
Juneau to camp round trip "bush" flight $1,500 pp on scheduled dates.
Commercial air travel. Arrival / departure nights in Juneau hotel.
Hunting license, Bear Tag online from AK Dept. F&G
Trophy handling, shipping, or insurance to/from expediter in Anchorage.
Any required export permits if applicable
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