Your unguided caribou hunt in Alaska begins when you touch down in Kotzebue after your flight from Anchorage. Before nightfall, you’ll have your camp set up in one of the most remote areas of the world: the arctic tundra.
We begin our drop off caribou hunt season the end of August and run through the end of September. With these hunt dates the caribou have already begun (or finished) shedding their velvet, their antlers are hard and the migration is working its way through our utilized drop zones. As a bonus, the bugs that Alaska is “known” for are all but non-existent since the season is cooler than the summer months – making your unguided caribou or moose hunt that much better!
In the fall, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd will have split up into smaller herds moving to their wintering areas. Earlier in the spring the herd would have been as many as 400,000 strong, now they travel in groups that number in the hundreds. Our job, as your transporter, is to keep track of the herds and to put you in the best place to find them.
As an experienced hunter, you know we can’t guarantee a successful hunt. But we don’t know of a great hunter that would want that guarantee anyway. Sure, a trophy set of antlers would be nice, but that’s not what you’re here for.
You want to spend a week away from your average everyday life. To come here, where few other people have even been and to see what else is out there. To test your skills. You’re here for an adventure that very few people have the nerve to try.
We’ve been taking hunters into the wild from Kotzebue longer than anyone else. In fact, many of the other transporters learned the trade working with us, just like we learned it working with some of the legendary bush pilots before us.
When you’re out in the wild you have to be prepared for anything. To help you get prepared, we’ve collected some things we’ve learned along the way. This website and our downloadable “Welcome Pack” and other documents are the result of all that experience.
Look around, enjoy the pictures, follow the links to the Department of Fish and Game and other places, learn everything you need for your Adventure.
When you’re ready, we’ll be waiting.