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Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Must Join the Hunt/Fishing to enjoy
Lodge Rating: Very Basic, Tent
Capacity: 4 Hunters
Season: October and May alternating years
Age: 14 years and older
Location: Alaska Peninsula Unit 9
Nearest Airport: Iliamna, AK
Holiday Options: Fall Break, Summer
Species: Brown Bear

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Our First-Hand Experience

When you find yourself in last great frontier of Alaska, you want to know that you are in highly experienced hands with sturdy equipment and the finest hunting areas.  Our dear friend and outfitter himself, Gary, has now hunted successfully with Jeff  and his family of guides three times with a bow. Our clients have been successful over the years and we have been pleased with every aspect of their family owned operation.

We are particularly impressed with the honesty of this outfitter.  Every potential hunter speaks directly with Jeff to ensure that this trip is a good fit for you and for him!  This is an adrenaline filled hunt where your safety and success depend on the expert guides that have been hunting these lands since their youth. They pre-scout for you and work hard to see that you are successful in the field.

We are impressed and you will be as well.

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Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

Unit 9 is widely recognized as having the most densely populated brown bear population on the Alaska Peninsula while enjoying low hunting pressure.  Your Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear hunt is located in the most exclusive guide area in the Katmai National Park & Preserve.  Strong tented accommodations will protect you from the ever changing elements in Alaska.

Only a limited number of hunters hunt this area which insures a success rate high and excellent trophy quality. The hunts are backpack hunts, so you need to be in good shape to fully enjoy your experience. We take pride in managing the area which helps maintain the resource for years to come.

Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

Alaska Peninsula Brown Bear Hunt

The reputation of your Alaskan outfitter is equally as important as the area you hunt. This is precisely the reason we have chosen this family owned and operated business which has been built around quality and success. For three decades the master outfitter and owner Jeff has been guiding big game hunts in Alaska.  His commitment to his hunters is that he and his experienced guides will make every effort to place you in the most prime areas and make every effort to find the finest trophy bear that they can produce with hard work and commitment to you, the client.  

By scheduling only a small number of hunts, he has proven his commitment to stellar hunting and conservation of the resources in his hunting area.  It would be easy for an outfitter in such a productive area to book as many hunters as possible in order to see the financial benefits!  Jeff has chosen to protect his hunting area for future generations and to manage it for mature trophy brown bear.

These hunts are not for the faint of heart as Alaska will challenge all of your senses.  The weather is unpredictable but we give you excellent packing instructions to ensure that you show up prepared for the elements.  

This is truly a hunt of a lifetime with a high opportunity for success to those willing to work hard and brave the elements!



Accommodations & Meals

We will be staying in 10×10 Arctic Oven tents with cots. These tents are durable and waterproof all-season tents with a large vestibule for storage. They are tried & true and work great on the Peninsula with its unpredictable weather. We will also have smaller all-season tents for backup if something were to happen.

The meals are freeze-dried for dinner and breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and plenty of snacks throughout the day.


The most densely populated brown bear population in Alaska at the exclusive guide area in the Katmai National Park & Preserve on the Alaska Peninsula. We take a limited number of hunters which keeps our success rate high and the trophy quality great. The hunts are backpack hunts, so you need to be in the good shape to fully enjoy your experience. We take pride in managing the area which helps maintain the resource for years to come.

We guide in an exclusive concession in the Katmai National Park and Preserve. We are the only outfitter allowed to guide in this area. We take care of this area, treating the land as if it was our own and managing the game so it will flourish.

On the Alaska Peninsula we hunt brown bear in the spring of even years (2018, 2020, 2022, etc.) and the fall of odd years (2017, 2019, 2021, etc.). Both the spring and fall hunts are ten days. We also hunt Dall sheep, moose, grizzly bear, black bear and wolf in the Wrangell Mountains.

Every hunt is conducted one-on-one guided and each hunter will be paired with their own registered experienced, knowledgeable and highly trained guide for the entire hunt (unless requested otherwise).

CRITICAL:  The hunts are all backpack and you will need to be in great shape. It is spot and stalk hunting from a lookout and we may hike 1-5 miles a day.  The Alaska tundra is like walking on a mattress all day long.  It is not easy and you need to be in great shape.

Seasons:  Spring season is in May and fall season in October

Length of Stay / Itinerary

You will arrive in Iliamna, Alaska and then take a bush plane to base camp.  Then you will likely spend the night in base camp and then fly to your tented camp.  Once you have successfully harvested your bear the reverse is true on departure.  Please know that all flights are subject to weather.

The typical trip is 10 full days.

Travel Details & Location

Fly in and out of Iliamna, Alaska.  The rest of the trip will be by bush plane.


Internet & Communications

You will be in a very remote tented camp without any cell service or wifi.  You will want to take a Satellite phone with you if you must communicate with home.  Your guide will have a Sat phone as well.



Bear Hunts begin at $50,000.  Call for updated pricing.

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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