All of the hunts begin and end in the Kenai/Soldotna area, The Kenai airport is just a convenient 25 minute flight from Anchorage. After you get to Kenai, plan on spending the night there, then flying to hunting camp the following morning. I will have a room reserved for you at a lodge close to the Kenai airport.
The following day the real adventure begins with your flight to hunt camp with Talon Air service, aboard one of their comfortable turbine powered float planes. From the Talon Air base in Soldotna you will fly west 100 – 160 miles to the hunt area. The flight will take you over Cook Inlet and over the Alaska range. You will fly over glacier covered mountains and near active volcanoes while en route to hunting camp
The hunts take place in the on the west slope of the Alaska Range, close to the border of Lake Clark National Preserve. The terrain will vary from mountainous to rolling hills. Most of the hunting that we do is spot and stalk so plan on spending your days on a vantage point overlooking prime game country. Quality optics are extremely important for this style of hunting as you will spend many hours a day looking thru your binoculars. One of the greatest thrills in the hunting world is sitting on a high vantage point and spotting a trophy moose, or grizzly, in the valley below you, then planning and executing a successful stalk, all in some of the most beautiful country in the world.
Choice hunt locations are based on recent game sightings, therefore, all of our hunt camps are mobile, spike camp type camps. We use comfortable 8’x 8’ or 10’x 10’ Cabelas extreme weather tents, these tents give you full standing room and hold up extremely well in the high winds that are not uncommon to have in this area. Camps are also equipped with cots and a heat source for the late season hunts and satellite phones, for safety and convenience. For food, think fast and filling. I have a hunt from dawn to dark philosophy so by the time that we hit camp at night we are going to be ready for a meal that is ready quick, and fills you up, Mountain House Freeze Dried meals fit this bill the best.
Using the Kenai area as the base of operations will save you, the hunter, a lot of money on charter fees and meat shipping expenses. Most outfitters add expensive charter fees on top of the hunt price and also make you pay air cargo rates to get your meat back to a processor. All of our hunt prices include transportation for you and your meat and trophy back to the Soldotna area where all services are available for your convenience. Alaska law requires that all edible meat be salvaged for human consumption but if you are not interested in the meat for yourself, or do not want to pay the expensive processing and shipping fees to your home, we have a list of families that a donation of meat would make for a much happier winter. Let us know and we will make these arrangements for you.
Your success is very important to us and we promise that every effort will be made to make your hunt not only successful but also a memory that will last a lifetime.