Plan Your Trip to Alaska

Plan Your Trip to Alaska

TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

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:

Juneau:

Ketchikan:

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR HUNT

  • Hunting license
  • Tags
  • Air Charters to and from base camp: FOB Juneau or Petersburg, Alaska
  • Shipping
  • Tanning
  • Meat Processing
  • Satellite phone
  • Gratuities

Smoking outside decks only

No Laundry service available

We operate under US Forest Service Use Permit on the Tongass National Forest

DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION POLICY

More than one year out 25% deposit. The balance of the 50% deposit due 1year prior to trip. Deposit refunded only if same trip is re-booked at full rate less a 20% Cancellation fee of total trip cost. In the event trip is not re- booked for any reason, the deposit shall be forfeited. Payment for the trip is due 90 days prior to commencement of trip. License, Tag, and Air Charter payable by January 1 of year of hunt; Non-refundable. It is recommended that cancellation Insurance be purchased to protect your deposit. A SIGNED LIABILITY RELEASE FORM REQUIRED BEFORE BEGINNING OF HUNT. If an animal is wounded and not recovered it is considered to have been taken. Not responsible for delays or changes due to weather.

TRIP EXTRAS

  • Air Charter $ 800.00 (approx)
  • WWHF - Hunter Preservation $150.00
  • Obtaining State/Federal Permits $100.00
  • Tanning of trophy $ Price on Request
  • Shipping $ Price on Request
  • Skull Cleaning $ Price on Request
  • Gratuities range from $500 - $5000

POST-HUNT COSTS:

Airline-approved Shipping Container for shipping of Hides/Skulls, Sealing of Hides/Skulls with Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Museum-quality Skull Finish, Tanning of Hides, Meat Processing , CITES Permits as required, Expediting of Trophies from Alaska.

POST-HUNT COST ESTIMATE: 1 ANIMAL $800-$1,500 2 ANIMALS $1,500-$2,500

GRATUITY SUGGESTION:  1 ANIMAL $500-$1,500   2 ANIMALS $1,000 +

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance is the ONE-STOP INTEGRATED travel protection program for adventurers.

Learn More About Ripcord Here

CHECKLIST FOR SPRING BEAR HUNTING

Temperature Range Low High:

  • May 38 55
  • June 45 62

Rainfall Days w/ measured Precip:

  • May 10
  • June 8

Suggested Hunting Equipment

  • Stockingfoot Hip-Length Waders or Stockingfoot Waist Waders (Simms, G-3 Guidepant)
  • Rubber-soled Wading Shoe (Simms, Men’s and Women’s sizes)
  • Helly Hanson Impertech Guide Coat or Swazi, Wapiti Coat, (Knee Length to cover well over boot tops)* or Simms G4 Pro Jacket
  • 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 Shooting 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 - Swarovski Z6I 2-10X56 with heavy reticle
  • Binoculars - Swarovski 10x42 (No spotting scope necessary) Swarovski Optics are available at Outfitter pricing*
  • Waterproof Gun Bag (for open skiff travel - available for purchase on board with advance notice)
  • 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)*
  • USB Drive for transferring pictures
  • Wine/ Liquor/ Beer (none furnished aboard)

Spring Hunting Tips:

  • Notify Glacier Guides, Inc. of any Medical Conditions that may affect your health and well-being during the
    hunt.
  • 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 Glacier Guides, Inc. Contact: Alisha Decker (907)321-2180

Download The Spring Hunting Checklist

CHECKLIST FOR FALL BEAR HUNTING

Temperature Range Low High:

  • September 42 55
  • October 37 47

Rainfall Days w/ measured Precip:

  • September 14
  • October 17

Suggested Hunting Equipment

  • Stockingfoot Waist Waders (Simms, G-3 Guidepant)
  • Rubber-soled Wading Shoe (Simms, Men’s and Women’s sizes)
  • Helly Hanson Impertech Guide Coat or Swazi, Wapiti Coat, or Simms G4 Pro Jacket
  • 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 Shooting 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
  • Binoculars - Swarovski 10x42 (No spotting scope necessary) Swarovski Optics are available at Outfitter pricing*
  • Waterproof Gun Bag (for open skiff travel - available for purchase on board with advance notice)
  • 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)*
  • USB Drive for transferring pictures
  • Wine/ Liquor/ Beer (none furnished aboard)

Fall Hunting Tips:

  • Notify Glacier Guides, Inc. of any Medical Conditions that may affect your health and well-being during the
    hunt.
  • Dress in layers for wet/cool weather with soft, QUIET, dark colored outer layers.
  • No Neoprene Waist Waders - Quiet, but most people get too HOT in neoprene!
  • 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 Glacier Guides, Inc. Contact: Alisha Decker (907)321-2180

Download The Fall Hunting Checklist

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