HUNTING IN ALASKA
Stay in comfortable cabins or remote tented camps while hunting for your desired Alaskan trophy.
Whether you embark on a hunt in the Alaska Range, Western Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula, or the fjords of Southern Coastal Alaska, we promise you pristine areas with some of the most beautiful country in Alaska as well as wildlife populations that are truly outstanding in variety and abundance. Alaska big game hunting is a thrilling and memorable adventure for any trophy hunter and we would like to invite you to hunt Alaska with us in order to experience Alaska trophy hunting at its finest!
Our outfitter in Alaska has been operating here for more than 30 years and has been providing quality hunting adventures ever since the start. The main hunting area is surrounded on three sides by national parks and comprises some of the most spectacular scenery and diverse terrain that the Alaskan wilderness has to offer. Rugged mountain ranges, large salmon runs and big fjords provide a great environment for exclusive wilderness hunting conditions with outstanding trophy potential. The large salmon runs and rugged terrain make this a very productive brown bear habitat. The hunting here is very selective and only a limited number of clients will be given a chance to hunt this outstanding area every year.
If you are looking for big coastal brown bears, mountain goats or black bear, this coastal area offers some of the best wilderness hunting available for trophy animals. When pursuing huge Alaska-Yukon moose and the impressive Dall sheep, one will venture out to our other hunting areas in order to search for your desired Alaskan trophy.
|Coastal Brown Bear
|Interior Grizzly Bear
Upon your arrival in Alaska, you will be transferred to one of our camps by boat and/or super cub bush plane. The hunts will be conducted on foot, using boats and/or horses for transportation and you will stay in comfortable cabins as well as tented camps for the more remote mountain hunts. Our camps offer you an exclusive wilderness experience with the traditional hunting camp atmosphere where you can enjoy the local scenery, game meat, seafood and wildlife after a long day of hunting. This is old Alaska at its finest!
We can offer you both spring and falls hunts with our outfitter here in Alaska
In the spring time, it is all about the bears! Alaska’s coastline with its varied and rugged terrain and scenic natural beauty as well as difficult access and extreme weather is ideal habitat for some of North America’s largest brown and black bears! The area’s abundant salmon spawning streams, plenty of cover and great genetics provide for excellent trophy potential. Spot and stalk is the method of hunting, with transportation in the field by boat or light aircraft. Most spring hunting is done using a combination of fixed and spike camp accommodations while in the field.
Fall is the time to enjoy nature’s bounty and beauty in the North Country! This is when we hunt for big brown and black bears, massive bull moose in the rut as well as big-bodied, long-haired mountain goats and the majestic Dall sheep. Most of our fall hunting is conducted out of cabins and tented camps at a relaxed pace. Whether you are calling for moose, stalking brown bears on a salmon stream or glassing the mountains for goats and sheep, this is the way that Alaska was meant to be enjoyed.
Alaska is known as a top producer for big-bodied, long-haired mountain goats and record book Dall sheep. These are challenging hunts for the active hunter that does not mind a proper mountain adventure. There is a good opportunity to harvest a trophy black bear as well while in the mountain terrain looking for goats and sheep. These are backpack hunts that involve a lot of hiking and climbing as well as using spike camp accommodations while in the mountains. Our mountain hunts have a great success rate and many mature trophy rams and heavy-horned billies have been taken in our areas.
The minimum caliber required for brown bear is .338 Winchester magnum, with .375 Holland & Holland or .416 being excellent choices. One has to remember the amazing toughness that these big bears can display and you really want to make the first shot count when you come face to face with these giant predators in thick vegetation. Our goal is to get you as close as is reasonably possible to the animal and then let you make one well-placed shot. Alaskan hunting conditions almost always mean “wet” weather so make sure to bring a rifle with a good synthetic or composite stock since the field conditions are plain tough on wood
More big bears in the Spring
More big bears are taken in the spring compared to the fall. The trophy bears harvested range from 9 foot squared to nearly 11 foot for the largest boars; we are generally looking for bears over 9 foot. The biggest bear taken in our coastal area squared 11 foot 3 inches!
The best time to hunt brown bear in the spring time is May and in the fall September to mid-October. The best time to hunt moose is during the rut in September and depending on weather conditions sometimes until mid-October. The best time to hunt mountain goat is the first half of October. The best time to hunt black bear in the spring time is May to mid-June and in the fall mid-September to mid-October. For Dall sheep hunts, the best time is in August.
JR Hunting will assist you with all the necessary rifle import and visa paperwork prior to your hunt in Alaska. If you do not wish to bring your own firearm, rental rifles are available and we have several different calibers you can use.
We can only recommend you to come and hunt with us in the beautiful and remote wilderness of Alaska and enjoy the rugged scenery, great service and tremendous adventures that this hunting paradise has to offer! Just as much as JR Hunting is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry, our partner in Alaska will take excellent care of you as a client.