True Fair Chase Hunts !
What is "Fair Chase" ?
"Fair Chase" means that an animal is hunted in a sportsmanlike and lawful manner and is not pursued or harassed with or from any mechanical means of transportation. It also includes the reverence and respect due such fine game animals in their taking.
Kodiak Island Hunts - My guide areas on Kodiak Island are located approximately 90 air miles southwest of Kodiak, in the Red Lake and Karluk Lake areas. These are two of the premier areas on Kodiak Island. There are no roads or airstrips in my guide area. The only access is by float plane via the city of Kodiak. This is the home to the great Alaskan Kodiak Brown Bear, Mt. Goat, Sitka Black Tail Deer, and wild Reindeer. All hunts conducted on the Kodiak National wildlife Refuge and are guide exclusive areas.
Alaska Range Hunts- My camps are located on the north slope of the Alaska Range, in the Kuskokwim River Drainage, approximately 160 air miles north of Anchorage. We are in the Heart of the Alaskan Range. Here we can hunt Moose, Caribou, Grizzly Bear, Dall Sheep, and Black Bear
Chugach Range Hunts - Here in the Chugach Range we hunt for Mt. Goat, and Dall Sheep. These are draw hunts only. Mountain Goat are also hunted on Kodiak Island.
The semi-permanent camps will be heated and spacious eight man Cabela's tents, Arctic Oven tents, or log cabins where available. Mountain tents will be used for spiking out in remote areas.
Kodiak Island - Transportation to my guide areas are via de Havilland Beaver, Cessna 206, or Grumman Widgeon, which are all float planes from the city of Kodiak. I will make all arrangements for this flight. The hunter will be responsible for paying for his own transportation round trip from Kodiak to camp.
Alaska Range - Transportation to my camps are via Maule Wheel Plane from Anchorage. I will make all arrangements for this flight. The hunter will be responsible for paying for his own transportation round trip from Anchorage to camp.
Chugach Range - Transportation to my camps is via Super Cub on wheels from Palmer, Alaska .I will make all arrangements for this flight. The hunter will be responsible for paying for his own transportation round trip from Palmer to camp.
Each hunter will have a guide, which will be assigned to him for the duration of the hunt. Generally I will be your guide, if not, one of my guides who are also trained woodsmen and professional hunters will be at your side. All of my guides are well qualified in all aspects of trophy hunting which include judging of game and the care of skins and meat.
Your trophies will receive expert preparation and care in camp, and will be shipped to you or your specified agent, freight collect.
A deposit of 50% is due at the time of booking your hunt. The remaining balance is due at least 90 days before the hunt starts. The deposit is non-refundable, unless a replacement can be found to take your place. For pricing, please review the hunting cost schedule.
What To Bring
I will furnish all camps, food and daily guide service. The hunter will furnish his own rifle, ammunition, sleeping bag (I have extras), and all items of personal nature. The following list will prove helpful as a guide in selecting your outfit:
- Ammunition (2 boxes per rifle)
- Cleaning kit (optional)
- Sleeping bag
- Down jacket or warm coat
- Cap or hat
- Knee length rain parka
- Ankle-fit hip boots
- 1 Pair waterproof leather climbing boots with cleated soles (Vibram Type)
Please, no hunter orange or other “safety color” articles of clothing! Most ammunition and clothing can be purchased in Anchorage or Kodiak.
My guarantee to each individual hunter is to do everything possible, within the confines of the law, to make your hunt successful, comfortable, and enjoyable. All hunts conducted under personal contract between outfitter and client.