Category Archives: Preparing for a DIY Caribou Hunt in Alaska

Camp stove and table

Camp Gear Rental and Food Package

PLEASE NOTE: Items may change slightly, subject to seasonal availability. If you require any special medicine and/or foods associated with your daily diet and health routine, you will want to make sure you pack it yourself and bring it with you. Camp Locations Our goal is ALWAYS to place you in a location where you […]

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 […]

Donate Your Caribou Meat to the Village of Kotzebue

Donate Your Caribou Meat

You can donate your caribou meat to locals in the village. A “whole half” minimum is required to show respect to local natives who receive the donation. This ensures a fair distribution of prime cuts and is just more respectful. Previously, there have been disrespectful hunters who have disposed of spoiled meat in dumpsters and […]

Shipping Your Meat and Trophy Back Home

Shipping Your Meat and Trophy Back Home

When it comes to shipping your meat and/or antlers and cape back home you need to plan ahead. You should either make arrangements with an expeditor, or plan to use ours. Size, time and expense all play a major role getting big game meat and trophies from Alaska back home. The species harvested will greatly […]

Hunters holding up antlers next to the plane while getting picked up

Pick Up Day – What to expect.

Getting picked up from the field can be the most frustrating part of your hunt. On the afternoon/evening prior to your scheduled pick up day, you’ll want to check in with us back in the hangar with your inReach We’ll let you know if we are still on schedule, or if the weather will permit […]

Ptarmigan hunting

Ptarmigan Hunting is an Option on Your Drop Hunt

Depending on the area you hunt, you may well consider ptarmigan, and they are a great Arctic trophy themselves… and good eating! If you can fit it within weight limits, you might consider bringing a small rimfire rifle, or some birdshot for your sidearm for ptarmigan hunting. Bowhunters could consider throwing in a blunt or […]

Grayling fishing

Fishing on Your Unguided Hunt

Most likely, you won’t be camped in an area where there is good fishing, but it is possible. Some clients bring collapsible fishing equipment just in case they do get dropped in a spot with some fishing opportunity. Some even bring a small rimfire rifle for a lunch of freshly harvested ptarmigan. Depending on your […]

Dealing with bears

Dealing with Bears

It’s just a fact that you will most likely at least see a grizzly bear on your trip. In most cases, bears are not a threat, but they do deserve your respect and attention. When traveling in bear country, keep alert and enjoy the opportunity to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. However, […]

In-Field Meat Care and Salvage Requirements

In-Field Meat Care and Salvage Requirements

Field Dressing Hunters should know how to field dress and care for meat before going afield. Some hunters waste a lot of valuable meat because they simply do not know the how to properly field dress game. There are several good methods of field dressing. You will be successful with any method as long as you […]

Caribou Meat

Rough-Processing Your Meat Back at the Hangar

We have limited space to store meat in Kotzebue, however, once you harvest an animal and have it field processed and back to your pick-up location, you should send us an inReach message. We may may be able to pick up your animal prior to your fly-out date. However, you should plan for meat to […]