If you have your sites set on a Southeast Alaska trophy brown bear, than you need to consider the territory near Yakutat, Alaska. This area boasts one of the highest bear densities in the state of Alaska. One of the main reasons is the incredible run of salmon that takes place every summer. Literally millions of salmon work their way back to the rivers to spawn and die. The phenomenon allows these bears to feast all summer long on protein rich salmon. Your home for the duration of the hunt is also home to some of the largest glaciers on earth in addition to beautiful Mt. Elias. Our brown bear hunts are offered both in the spring and the fall.
This is a spot and stalk hunt. You and your guide will spend your days glassing for a trophy brown bear that is worthy of a stalk. Once spotted the excitement begins as you and your guide will do your best to close into acceptable range. These bears are smart and have the one of the most sensitive noses in the animal kingdom. Closing in from a half a mile can take hours as you must continually check the wind. In the spring you will have snow to assist with the tracking. One advantage of a spring hunt is the fact that the big boars come out of the den first. The advantage of a fall hunt is shear density of bears on the rivers feeding on salmon.
There is an outstanding opportunity to take a big bear on this hunt! Success over the past decade have remained at or above 80%.
Link’s Wild Safaris owner Jay Link took a brown bear with this outfitter and went back for more hunts! Jay gives this outfitting partner the hight accolades.
Food & Lodging
You will be staying in frame style tents. Food is very good. Be prepared because you may be burning some calories on this hunt.