Category Archives: Preparing for a DIY Black Bear Hunt in Alaska

Packing out a caribou

What is the Recommended Gratuity for an Unguided Trip?

Our company is in the service industry and gratuities, although often unnoticed by the public, form a significant portion of our crew members’ salaries. They work diligently in the background to ensure planes are properly maintained, camp gear is clean and ready, dishes are washed, gear is packed, and they are always available to welcome […]

Wolf hunting in Alaska

Wolves – Be Sure to Get a Tag!

We encourage all hunters to purchase a wolf tag! Wolves and caribou travel together. In fact many of our hunters report seeing wolves during their DIY caribou hunt. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll get one killed. Wolves are hard to hunt. Seeing wolves and getting one are two different things, but how frustrating to get […]

Alaska Locking Tags

How to Get Your Alaska Hunting License, Harvest Tickets and Locking Tags

Alaska resident hunters, ages 18 years or older – and all nonresident hunters – must possess and carry in the field a valid Alaska state hunting license, locking tag(s) and harvest permit. Locking Tags In addition to a hunting license, nonresident hunters must buy appropriate locking tags to hunt big game in Alaska — this […]

Garmin inReach

Bring a Communication Device

You MUST have either a Sat Phone, Garmin inReach or Zoleo in the field with your group for safety and communication purposes – YOU CANNOT PURCHASE THEM IN WHEN YOU GET HERE. So, please remember to make arrangements PRIOR to departing for your Alaskan Adventure! Satellite Phone or InReach? For us, this was a no […]

Unguided Alaska DIY Hunting & Fishing Transport Service

Do I need Hip Waders for my Alaska hunt?

We recommend that you bring some waders with you. Depending on where you end up hunting, there could be stream and/or river crossings. You could need to cross a creek or stream, or two or ten during your hunt. Often you’ll need to do a creek crossing every day from where you’re camped to where […]

Caribou Camp

Setting Up Camp

Camps go in, and out of the field with the hunters. Weight limits for Camp Rental hunters is 60 pounds of gear per person. This includes all of your personal gear, weapon, 0 degree rated sleeping system, backpack, field dressing equipment and game bags. Weight limits for Transport Only hunters is 120 pounds of gear […]

Get trip insurance

Trip Insurance is Highly Suggested

We think you ALL need to consider purchasing Trip Insurance when booking a trip/hunt/international travel, etc. I know, I know … “it’s too expensive” OR “I don’t need it, nothing will happen”, these are typical responses we have heard in the past. Honestly, we’ve said the same thing ourselves in the past. Unfortunately, we just […]