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Glacier Guides Inc.
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Gustavus AK 99826
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Bear/Wolf Hunting

Brown and Black Bear hunting is identical even though it takes place in completely different areas. You will be hunting the Famous ABC Islands (Admiralty, Baranof, and Chicagof) for huge Brown Bears, and the protein-rich islands and coastal mainland for monster Island Black Bear. We have hunts available in both spring and fall every year. Our hunts take place from one of our vessels that serve as base camp. From there you access the hunting areas in smaller 16 -18 ft boats or “Skiffs.”

Spring Bear Hunting Spring bear hunting begins in mid-April extending into mid- June. During the spring season, bears emerging from their winter dens venture to the shoreline and grass flats in search of the major source of food this time of year - new plant growth, kelp, and small crustaceans along the coastline. Hunting is a spot-and-stalk style. Skiffs launched from the base-camp vessel are used to cruise promising stretches of shoreline, or to access grass flats where bears come to feed, typically in late evening - often at last light. This is a totally free-range, fair chase hunt that brings you to some of the most magnificent country on Earth - with the added bonus of a chance at a phenomenal Brown Bear trophy and World-class Black Bear; often the size of Grizzlies!

Hunters should be prepared to hunt in Stockingfoot Hip-Length Boots, and be able to walk at least 2 miles over slick, uneven ground. Shooting distances typically are under 100 yards and hunters should be prepared to shoot from many different positions as a dead rest is not always possible, and shooting sticks are generally not functional in our area. Good optics are a must, as many hours are spent sitting and glassing shorelines. There is always a myriad of wildlife to see other than bears - sea mammals, birds, and whales.

Wolf season is open for much of our spring season and we recommend all hunters obtain a tag just in case you are lucky enough to get a chance at one. Our Black Bear hunts are typically 5-6 days long, while both the Brown Bear and Brown and Black Bear combination hunts are 10 days long. The Brown Bear we work to harvest square from 9ft to 10ft+ with skull size ranging from 23 - 28 inch.  Our Black Bear square from 7ft to 8 1/2ft+ with skulls ranging from 17 - 22 inch.

A typical day on a Spring Bear hunt is generally rather relaxing! Mornings are spent lounging and enjoying a good book or glassing from the decks of base camp enjoying the splendor of the surroundings. Breakfast is typically served between 9 and 10am. Depending on the weather, we sometimes pack a lunch for the days’ hunt, departing our separate ways from ‘base camp’ between 1 and 3pm. Prime time for the class of bears we are looking for is late evening as typically the big boys are quite nocturnal. High-quality Optics are a MUST on your rifle due to low-light conditions (so bring the GOOD stuff!! Swarovski or similar 30 mm tube with HEAVY or LUMINATED reticle!!) We travel back the yacht in the dark, often 11pm or midnight this time of year! Dinner is served between midnight and 2am. (Thus the relaxed mornings!)

Travel We recommend that all travelers get full-flex tickets as you are traveling to the Last Frontier and weather will at times play a big part in getting in or out of Alaska. Glacier Guides’ Bear hunters most generally fly into Petersburg, Alaska. The only exception to that rule may exist on the first or last hunts of the season when hunters will be directed to fly into (or out of) either Juneau or Ketchikan. From there, hunters proceed to a pre-designated Air Charter company where we have made all the arrangements, to be flown via float plane to our vessel awaiting your arrival in the field. Please take note of the travel details and dates included on your contract for booking of flights. Call us with any questions to ensure you are arriving and departing as necessary

Hotel Recommendations Petersburg: Scandia House Reservations:(800)722-5006
Juneau: Best Western: Grandma’s Feather Bed Reservations: (800)780-7234 or (907)789-5566
Gold Belt Hotel Reservations: (888)478-6909 or (907)586-6900
Ketchikan: The Landing Reservations: (800)428-8304 or (907)225-5166

Checklist for Spring Bear Hunting

 

 

 

 

May temperatures range from 38 to 55 degrees with an average of 10 days with measurable precipitation.
June temperatures range from 45 to 62 degrees with an average of just 8 days with measureable precipitation.


Suggested Hunting Equipment Stockingfoot Hip-Length Waders (Cabela’s Item #:IK-830085) with Wading Shoe (Cabela’s, Item #:IK-831298)
Helly Hanson Impertec Guide Coat www.hellyhansenworkwear.com or Swazi, Wapiti Coat, www.swazi.co.nz (Knee Length to cover well over boot tops)*
Hunting Pants (preferably Wool or Polar Fleece - absolutely NO COTTON!)
Hunting Shirts (preferably Wool or Polar Fleece - long sleeved, absolutely NO COTTON!)
Sweater/Jacket/Vest (not nylon - quiet material only)
Silk or Polypropylene underwear (light or medium weight)
Wool Socks with light-weight liners
Hunting cap/hat (Dark or Camo colored)
Gloves (Wool and Rubber or Neoprene)
Face Mask and light-weight camo gloves (for concealment during stalking)
Insect Repellant and Fine Mesh Head-net or Thermacell
Casual Clothes (for relaxing on board - tee shirt/sweatshirt/jeans)
Deck or Tennis Shoes
Rifle/Scope - .375 minimum Caliber, Swarovski 2-10, 30mm Tube with Heavy or Illuminated Reticle (Swarovski optics @ Outfitter Pricing @ www.rosenbruch.org Dustin 435-680-3432)
Waterproof Gun Bag (for open skiff travel - available for purchase on board with advance notice)
Binoculars - Swarovski 10x42 (No spotting scope necessary)
Gun Oil, rag, rod
Flashlight, batteries, extra bulb
Camera, film or memory cards, batteries (power available to charge camera batteries)
Small day pack or fanny pack
Person Toiletries/Medication
Dry Bag (for personal items aboard small skiffs)*

Dress in layers for wet/cool weather with soft, QUIET, dark colored outer layers.
Pack all gear in soft-sided duffel-type bags for ease in bush plane and boat loading. Pack lightly! You do not get dirty!
(NO LAUNDRY SERVICES AVAILABLE)
Optics are very important - 30 mm tube for very low light; with HEAVY or ILLUMINATED reticle.
.375 H&H Mag or larger, with heaviest and softest bullet available (Hornady soft-nose, heaviest available for caliber).
.30-06, 7mm, and .300 mag are NOT sufficient for Brown OR Black Bear. We’ve had poor results w/ .338.
* Items marked with an asterisk are available through Seclusion Outfitters, Inc. Contact: Alisha Rosenbruch-Decker (907)321-2180.
Notify Glacier Guides, Inc. of any Medical Conditions that may affect your health and well-being during the hunt.

Brown and Black Bear Price List

Fall Bear Hunting Fall Brown and Black Bear hunting in southeast Alaska takes place along one of numerous streams where salmon spawn, during the months of September and October. Hunts are based from one of our custom vessels, with hunters venturing forth one-on-one to a separate hunting location each day; returning to a warm, dry boat and a hot meal each evening. Skiffs launched from the “base camp” vessel are used to access river estuaries, then hunts are a walk then sit style up the salmon streams in the beautiful old growth rainforest. This hunt offers the unique experience of being in some of the most magical environments on earth. Hunters are expected to be able to walk upwards of 2 miles in waist waders over slick moss covered rocks, logs, trees and uneven ground. Wolf season is open in the fall and we recommend all hunters obtain a tag just in case you are lucky enough to get a chance at one. Black Bear hunts are typically 6 days long, while both Brown Bear and combination Brown and Black Bear hunts are 10 days of hunting.The Brown Bear we work to harvest square from 9ft to 10ft+ with skull size ranging from 23 - 28 inch.  Our Black Bear square from 7ft to 8 1/2ft+ with skulls ranging from 17 - 22 inch.

A typical day on a Fall Bear hunt may go something like this... Breakfast is generally served around 9am. Depending on weather conditions, we often pack a lunch for a day in the field, departing the yacht between 11am and 1pm. Bears of the size we are seeking are often fairly nocturnal, so light conditions may be low, warranting the need for high-quality glass on your weapon. Bring Swarovski or similar European optics with a 30mm tube and HEAVY or LIGHTED reticle with scopecovers!! We often return to the yacht in the dark, and dinner is served around 9 to 10pm.

Travel We recommend that all travelers get full-flex tickets as you are traveling to the Last Frontier and weather will at times play a big part in getting in or out of Alaska. Glacier Guides’ Bear hunters most generally fly into Petersburg, Alaska. The only exception to that rule may exist on the first or last hunts of the season when hunters will be directed to fly into (or out of) either Juneau or Ketchikan. From there, hunters proceed to a pre-designated Air Charter company, to be flown via float plane to our vessel awaiting your arrival in the field. Please take note of the travel details and dates included on your contract for booking of flights. Call us with any questions to ensure you are arriving and departing as necessary.

Hotel Recommendations Petersburg: Scandia House Reservations:(800)722-5006
Juneau: Best Western: Grandma’s Feather Bed Reservations: (800)780-7234 or (907)789-5566
Gold Belt Hotel Reservations: (888)478-6909 or (907)586-6900
Ketchikan: The Landing Reservations: (800)428-8304 or (907)225-5166

Checklist for Fall Bear Hunting

 

 

 

 

September temperatures range from 42 to 55 degrees with an average of 14 days with measureable precipitation.
October temperatures range from 37 to 47 degrees with an average of 17 days with measureable precipitation.


Suggested Hunting Equipment Stockingfoot Waist Waders (Simms, G-3 Guidepant) www.simmsfishing.com with Wading Shoe (Simms, Headwaters Boot, Men’s and Women’s sizes) or (Cabela’s, Item #:IK-831298)
Helly Hanson Impertec Guide Coat www.hellyhansenworkwear.com or Swazi, Wapiti Coat, www.swazi.co.nz (Knee Length to cover well over boot tops)*
Hunting Pants (preferably Wool or Polar Fleece - absolutely NO COTTON)
Hunting Shirts (preferably Wool or Polar Fleece - long sleeved, absolutely NO COTTON)
Sweater/Jacket/Vest (not nylon - quiet material only)
Silk or Polypropylene underwear (light or medium weight)
Wool Socks with light-weight liners
Hunting cap/hat (Dark or Camo colored)
Gloves (Wool and Rubber or Neoprene)
Face Mask and light-weight camo gloves (for concealment during stalking)
Insect Repellant and Fine Mesh Headnet or Thermacell
Casual Clothes (for relaxing on board - teeshirt/sweatshirt/jeans)
Deck or Tennis Shoes
Rifle/Scope - .375 minimum Caliber, Swarovski 2-10, 30mm Tube with Heavy or Illuminated Reticle
Waterproof Gun Bag (for open skiff travel - available for purchase on board with advance notice)
Binoculars - Swarovski 10x42 (No spotting scope necessary)
Gun Oil, rag, rod
Flashlight, batteries, extra bulb
Camera, film or large memory card, batteries (power available to charge camera batteries)
Small day pack or fanny pack
Person Toiletries/Medication
Dry Bag (for personal items aboard small skiffs)*

Dress in layers for wet/cool weather with soft, QUIET, dark colored outer layers.
Pack all gear in soft-sided duffel-type bags for ease in bush plane and boat loading. Pack lightly! You do not get dirty!
(NO LAUNDRY SERVICES AVAILABLE)
Optics are very important - 30 mm tube for very low light; with HEAVY or ILLUMINATED reticle.
.375 H&H Mag or larger, with heaviest and softest bullet available (Hornady soft-nose, heaviest available for caliber).
.30-06, 7mm, and .300 mag are NOT sufficient for Brown OR Black Bear. We’ve had poor results w/ .338.
* Items marked with an asterisk are available through Seclusion Outfitters, Inc. Contact: Alisha Rosenbruch-Decker (907)321-2180.
Notify Glacier Guides, Inc. of any Medical Conditions that may affect your health and well-being during the hunt.

Brown and Black Bear Price List