Moose are found throughout Alaska, but the largest come from the western portion of the state. Our hunts are float trips using a catamaran with an outboard motor and oars. We take no more than 4 hunters per season. Usually, it is two clients and one guide to a boat. Additional game opportunities during the float trip are black bear, grizzly, and wolf for additional trophy fees. There is also great fishing for pike.
For the hunt, you will be flown in a floatplane to base camp consisting of large comfortable tents with cots for sleeping, a wood stove and an awning for outdoor dining. We float the river in the early morning hours when it is cool and quiet listening, glassing and looking for signs such as wallows where bulls mark their territory. Moose like to move early and late in the day and won’t be standing in the open. It is work to find them so patience and quiet are a requirement. Only bull moose have antlers. They are solitary animals with a good sense of smell, sight, and hearing. Once a trophy moose is spotted, we will stop and stalk, if necessary, and rake and call to bring the bull out of the brush and in closer for the shot. For this hunt you don’t have to be in peak physical condition, however, you should be able to hike through uneven terrain several miles carrying a pack and your own gun or bow.
Alaska moose season is September 5 through September 25 in Western Interior Alaska. During this time of year the moose are in a pre-rut condition, or the rut can be in full swing. This is not a permit area. A harvest ticket and moose tag along with an Alaska Hunting License are required.
It is a requirement that the meat has to be taken out of the field first and the antlers last. Additionally, the meat must remain on the bones of the front quarters, hind quarters and the ribs until it is removed from the field or processed for human consumption.
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