Category Archives: Preparing for a DIY Moose 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]