Arctic Rivers Guide Service

Hunt and Fish Alaska

Each hunt is scheduled for 1 or 2 hunters/guide. Generally 2 or 3 of us are in attendance for each booking of 2 or more hunters.

Quoted fees cover all expenses on our part to conduct the hunt, fishing trip, etc. from pickup in Kotzebue to return with trophies. (A bush charter fee may apply, ask us for specifics.) Alaska Airlines provides daily service to & from Kotzebue - each guest is responsible for these arrangements - book early. It is important that you arrive on schedule as we charter aircraft to take new hunters to camp & pick up departing guests - same flight. A delay in arrival will be charged to those arriving late. I recommend air freighting rifle & critical gear to me via insured air freight - 2 weeks in advance of your arrival. Address your shipment to yourself, in care of me. Plan to arrive in Kotzebue the day before your hunt begins & overnight in a hotel before & after your hunt booking.

For each guest, in order for us to have licenses & tags ready, please provide full name, address, phone/fax #, e-mail, date of birth, ht., wt., color of hair & eyes, driver's license number or passport nationality and number.


BOOKING DATES follow, however, this schedule is subject to modification as we have 5 species with overlapping seasons & we can book to accommodate hunters' schedules, given enough notice. DALL RAM=DR, MOOSE=M, CARIBOU=C, GRIZZLY BEAR=GB, BLACK BEAR=BB, WOLF=W, WOLVERINE=WN
Aug. 20 - 30 - C, BB, W Aug. 30 - Sept. 10 & Sept. 10 -20 - C, W, BB, GB, DR, M, WN
Licenses & Permit Fees NOT included in quoted hunt fees. PERMITS FOR Brown/Grizzly Bears & Moose MUST BE COMPLETED BY Dec. 15, 2016 for the fall, 2017 hunt. Bear permits may be available after March 1 on a first come basis - it's best, of course, to book early, but a call may result in a late permit. (License/tag fees set by the State of Ak.

NON-RESIDENT Licenses: Hunting - $160, 7-Day Fish - $70, 3 day fish - $45. 1day fish.$25
Non Resident TAG FEES: GB-$1,000; M-$800; C-$650; W-$60; WN-$350; BB-$450; DS-$850; Deer-$350
Non-US citizen: ALIEN HuntLic - $630, GB-$1,300; M-$1,000; C-$850; W-$100; Wn-$500; BB-$600; DS-$1,100; Deer-$400

DEPOSITS: All bookings confirmed with 1/2 down & balance 90 days in advance of your 1st day booked. NON-HUNTING Companions - $600/day/person Trophy Fees to be paid in US Cash or US Traveler's Checks at the lodge before departing.

2014 Hunting Fees- rifle

Aug. 8-18 & Aug. 18-29
Daily rate - $850/day PLUS TROPHY FEES, includes stream fishing, ptarmigan & snowshoe hare hunting
Trophy fee for Caribou - $2,000 each; Wolf - first wolf free, additional wolves - $500 each.
Aug. 29 - Sept. 9 & later dates
DAILY RATE - $900/day PLUS TROPHY FEES, includes stream fishing, ptarmigan hunting
Trophy fee: Caribou - $2,000 each; Wolf -first wolf free, additional wolves - $500 each; Moose - $9,000; Grizzly - $9,000; Wolverine - $3,500
Fleshing fees all hunts - Bear hide, Moose cape, $200.00. Sheep, Caribou cape, wolf or wolverine hide, $150.00
Individual Species hunt quotes available on request.

We have a license & tag vendorship for your convenience, in case you wish to pursue an extra animal. Unless you specify otherwise, we will have all your licenses, tags & permits ready before you arrive.

If meat of the trophies is to be shipped with the hunter, these transport costs apply: MOOSE - $500; CARIBOU - $100. However 40 lbs. of meat can be transported at no cost as you depart. Ask for fee quotes for full body mount skin preps for moose, caribou & sheep. PLEASE NOTE: One-half of all usable meat will be retained by Arctic Rivers Guide Service.


Jake is Master Measurer #74 for Safari Club International & can score your trophies prior to your departure. We strongly urge all hunters to enter their trophies in the book & the Alaska annual APHA/SCI competition.

Special Fishing/Eco-Tour CAMP - call us for dates and quotation. Most Aug/Sept. hunters get in some fishing too, no extra charge, so bring your gear. We can recommend reliable charter operators for fishing at Kodiak for King Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Black Seabass, Lingcod, etc. June thru Nov.

For each guest, in order for us to have licenses & tags ready, please provide full name, address, phone/fax #, e-mail, date of birth, ht., wt., color of hair & eyes, driver's license number or passport nationality and number.

HUNTERS BOOKING FOR FUTURE YEARS will be guaranteed the same fees quoted above or full refund of deposit. To book for future years - 10% minimum to hold booking dates & 40% due by Jan. 10 of year of hunt, 50% balance due 90 days in advance of 1st booked day via check or money order. Trophy fees due in cash or US Traveler's checks at camp.

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