Northern Brooks Range Trophy Caribou Hunts
Hunt: Self-Guided Caribou
Location: Northern Brooks Range/North Slope
Duration: 7-10 Days/Hunters Choice
Dates: Aug, 1 – September, 3
Price: $3,495.00 (per hunter)
Camp Equipment Rental Available
2018 September Trophy Moose Caribou Combo Hunts Still Available!
Save $1000 on remaining September Trophy Moose Caribou combo hunts. 2 Moose over 70’’ have been taken in the last 3 years. Highly successful do it yourself hunts. Cabela’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse have booked hunts through Arrowhead Outfitters for years. Price includes 1 Moose, 2 Caribou, Bear, Wolves, and Wolverine. Resident special saves $1000 in remaining September fly-out Trophy Moose only hunts. If you have any additional questions, feel free to call me on my cell at 254.217.5161.
Howard Tieden, President
Please Read! Important Information!
June 18, 2018
Save $500 for non-resident and $1000 for residents on remaining 2018 north side fly our Caribou, Bear, Wolf, and Wolverine Hunts.
For the first time in years we have some limited Caribou openings for our North side fly out Caribou hunts. We blame the slight lack of bookings on fish and games hasty and not necessary decision of reducing the non-resident harvest from 2 Caribou to only 1 in one of the units we operate in. Enclosed please find a Letter explaining AFG method of counting caribou. Although A.O.I. and many other companies that conduct Caribou hunts disagree with there findings we still were forced to limit non-resident hunters in only a small portion of unit 26 to only harvest 1 Caribou. The rest of unit 26 we can harvest the usual 2 bulls. We have offered our clients the option to move them when they harvest the 1st bull with weather and time permitting to another location at no charge to harvest their 2nd caribou.
Enclosed please find a letter from Beth Lenert, Biologist for the Central Arctic Caribou Herd.
You will find the July 2017 counts and locations of the caribou counted. For those of you not familiar with the systems used by the Alaska Fish & Game; they locate collared cows and a few bulls and count the animals after a picture is taken of the herd, then the animals are counted. For over 20 years we have known that this is a poor way to count caribou numbers anywhere in the state simply because the caribou herds that do not have a collared caribou are missed. Furthermore, due to the state cutbacks, they are only allotted enough flying hours to count only collared animals. I have spoken to Beth for the last 3 years in great detail about all of the caribou we see approximately 2 weeks after their counting takes place in the area that we refer to as “The Foothills” of the North Slope. This area includes and is not limited to an area from the Saddle Rocket Hills, Peters, Schrader Lakes, to the East, all the way to Gunsight Mountain and Coleville River, to the west. This area of over 100 miles in length is not animal surveyed. We see scattered herds of between 25 to 500 throughout this entire area. We estimate that there are at least 5-7 thousand caribou in this one area that are never counted.
Their action in 2017 of restricting the Non-Residents Hunters to 1 Caribou saved less than 500 caribou total.
Due to Alaska Fish & Game’s season structure it is very difficult to get any regulation changed until the 3 year period is up for review, which is in 2020. Beth concurred with my ideas and agrees unless the herd “crashes” before 2020 that we will get the 2 bull caribou harvest back.
The current information we have shown is that the caribou herd is in good condition and the population increased from last year. We will continue to provide the same outstanding service and best hunting opportunity to our clients and continue to offer a move to another sub-unit to harvest an extra caribou if the client chooses and the caribou are in the area.
We have also reduced our price of our Caribou Hunts in 2018 by $500. to the price of $2995. And includes wolf and wolverine at no additional charge.
For our Resident Hunters, we offer a hunt for $2495. Resident Hunters can still harvest 2 caribou and additional Caribou added at an additional fee. Also, Grizzly bear and wolf. Wolverines can also be harvested after August 20th by both non-resident and residents.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to call me on my cell at 254.217.5161. Or visit our website at www.arrowheadoutfitters.com and Like and share us on Facebook.
Thank You and Good Hunting,
Howard Tieden, President
Price reduced on remaining hunts from $3,495 to $2,995!
All of us at Arrowhead Outfitters invite you to join us for an exclusive, exhilarating,fun and affordable fly-out self-guided trophy Caribou hunt in the Northern Brooks Range.
Alaska’s great Arctic tundra on the northern side of the majestic Brooks RangeMountains is beautiful and rich with wildlife. Join Arrowhead Outfitters LLC, the firstand only air taxi company flying float equipped aircraft based on the northern side of theBrooks Range on a self-guided Caribou hunt of a lifetime.
Our hunters enjoy exclusive access to incredible caribou hunting that no other operator can offer. There are thousands of lakes in prime caribou hunting areas with no wheeled operator access. You will fly from Arrowhead Outfitters’ base camp, to the North Slope lakes. Here, Alaska’s largest Caribou herds congregate during the fall months, before they migrate to their wintering grounds.
Whether you’re hunting for that once-in-a-lifetime trophy, meat or introducing your friends and family to their first Alaska Arctic Big Game hunting experience, this is a Caribou hunt you don’t want to miss.
The arctic tundra of northern side of the Brooks Range is unrivaled; you will enjoy vast, open, rolling tundra that’s abundant with wildlife including: Caribou, Grizzly Bear, Sheep, Musk Ox, Wolves, Fox, Wolverine, Ptarmigan and additional bird species.
Behind the wildlife is the staggering background of the majestic Brooks Range mountains, fed by famed rivers and streams filled with world class grayling and arctic char. Once you experience this magical place, you will be hooked for life, wanting to return repeatedly. You will be experiencing a sportsman’s paradise!
Every year, multiple trophy, record book Caribou Bulls are harvested. The cost of your hunt includes: (2) Bull Caribou, (~) Wolf and Grizzly Bear (Alaska residence only or next of kin when the season is open) for no additional fee. We will fly you to a location of your choosing, where the caribou are located or are traveling through. If necessary, we will move you to a different location (weather and schedule dependent) if needed during your hunt. There are no hidden fees!
The cost of your hunt includes the flight to and from the drop off hunting location and transport of your meat and horns. Again, there are no hidden fees!
The fly-in Alaska hunting trip you have dreamed of is simply a phone call away. Call us today for available dates, pricing and details to book your trip.
Hunters Success Rate
Arrowhead Outfitters LLC’s Caribou hunters on the Northern side of the Brooks Range enjoyed 93% to 97% success rates over the past 5 years!
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Our fly-out Caribou hunts are conducted from our base camp, located at MP 366.5 of the Dalton Highway (approx. 445 miles North of Fairbanks and 50 miles South of Prudhoe Bay). The drive is stunning and the road is very well maintained.
Hunters flying in from other states generally fly commercially to Fairbanks. They then rent a vehicle, satellite phone, purchase their food, supplies, licenses and lastly drive to our base camp. There are no stores to purchase food and supplies after you leave Fairbanks, so you need to get everything needed before you depart. Although, fuel can be purchased in Cold Foot, which is a small community and truck stop at MP 175/Dalton Highway. It is also a great place to get an excellent hot meal before you journey on. If you don’t want to make the straight ten hour drive from Fairbanks to our camp, we recommend staying in Wiseman, Alaska; a short 14 miles north of Cold Foot, along Dalton Highway. Wiseman is a very quaint and picturesque mining and trapping community, situated along the Koyukuk River. The town has two excellent Bed and Bed and Breakfast’s. These include the Boreal Lodge and the Arctic Getaway. Be sure and make your reservations well in advance of your trip if you wish to stay there.
We ask our hunters to be at our camp and ready to fly-out by 10:00 AM the day of their scheduled flight. Hunters must advise us if they will be arriving later. Many allow extra time and arrive at our camp the night before their fly-out date. The day of your hunt, all hunters take part in a 30 minute orientation. During which, we check your license documentation, go over communications, transport of game meat, leave no trace camping and other important information. Before you depart camp, you must make sure you have your field gear including: food, supplies, hunting and camp equipment. All must be organized and packed according to Arrowhead Outfitters LLC’s size and weight limits. Each person’s belongings will be weighed to verify they are within their allowed (per person) weight limit of 70 lbs.
When it’s time to depart for your hunt, you will drive your vehicle one mile north of our camp to Desiree’ Lake. From here, you will depart and return after your hunt. After you leave, our crew will drive your vehicle back to our base camp, where it will remain “safe and secure” until your return. If you need to re-fuel for the trip back to Fairbanks, you must drive 50 miles north of camp to Prudhoe Bay. Here, there are also hotels, hot showers and food service.
Fees/Licenses/Gear And Important Information
The State of Alaska has passed a new regulation for Caribou hunting in Unit 26B. Non-residents may only take one (1) Bull Caribou starting the 2017 Season!
For information on current fees and license information please refer to the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.
Black Bear and Wolverine are not a harvestable option during the Northern Brooks Range Caribou Season. You must be an Alaska resident or hunt with next of kin to hunt Grizzly Bear without a guide. Please remember our hunts are self-guided and we do not offer guided hunts. We would be happy to recommend a reputable guided service.
This section has important information regarding very important aspects of your hunt. Please review these documents thoroughly. You can view them online or print out for future reference.
Dalton Highway Map. Click for larger View.
General Information for All Self-Guided Fly-out Hunts
Please Read Carefully!
Number of Hunters in Party: Unlimited, but typically 2-6.
Length of Stay:
Unlimited (the price remains the same no matter the length of your hunt), but typically: 5-7 Days (Caribou), 10-14 days (Moose) and 14 days or more (Sheep). For a combination package you should allow approximately 20 days. We highly recommended that hunters allow ample time for their hunt and allow for poor weather days on either end of their hunt. Weather in the Arctic can be unpredictable and we will not fly in unsafe conditions.
Weight Limitation: 70 lbs per person including camp equipment. Typically, in smaller aircraft, you’d be limited to 50 lbs! You will be flying in a small aircraft with strict weight limitations; due to this, we ask that you be mindful when preparing for your trip. Additionally, pack your gear, equipment and food in small, waterproof dry bags (not garbage bags), as these are much easier to transport in the plane. Items that exceed your weight limitations such as: suitcases, large duffle bags, hard gun cases, cases of soft drinks and other similar bulky/ heavy items that exceed our aircrafts carrying capacity can be transported for additional cost. Bear Spray is allowed, however, it is critical that you advise our crew and your pilot that you have it. It must be safely stored (for the safety of our passengers and pilot) in the float compartment until you arrive at your camp location.
Field Communication: There is limited to no cell phone coverage in most backcountry Alaska and no cell phone coverage after you depart Fairbanks. The only exception is in Prudhoe Bay, which has some cell phone coverage. Prior to your hunt, it is mandatory that you rent and bring an IRIDIUM Satellite Phone (do not rent another brand, as it will not work). These phones are your best means of communication with our base camp and are a life-savers if you have an emergency. IRIDUM satellite phones can be rented from a number of different sat phone rental companies locally or online. They are fairly economical with an average rental rate range from $50 to $90 per week.
Weather Conditions and Climate
Northern Brooks Range (July 1-September 3)
Southern Brooks Range (September 1-22)
Weather conditions are generally good, with temperatures ranging from lows of about 30 degrees to a highs of 65 degree Fahrenheit. In the later part of the season, on both sides of the range, be prepared because temperatures can drop to freezing.
Bugs: Black Flies and Mosquitoes are almost always prevalent in the Alaska backcountry and can be encountered during the spring, summer and fall. Although, dryer years are less buggy. We recommend hunters take ample supplies of bug spray, head nets, etc. toprotect themselves from these pesky critters.
Booking Information: To book your hunt call 907-746-7744, or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. This deposit secures your booking with us and guarantees the hunt dates you select. Deposits are non-refundable, however if an emergency should arise preventing you from participating in your scheduled hunt, it can be used toward another hunt with us. 1-YEAR CARRY OVER ONLY.
After payment of your deposit we will provide you with a receipt, hunt contract, and itinerary letter.
The balance of your hunt is due per the hunt contract. Personal checks will only be accepted 90 days prior to the start of your chosen hunt. All final payments that are submitted 60 days or less before the start of your hunt must be paid by Cash, Direct Deposit, or Electronic Check. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Credit Cards.
Book Your Hunt Early!
Due to high demand, our hunts book up fast and we have limited openings. Don’t delay, book your hunt with Arrowhead Outfitters LLC today and look forward to the experience of a lifetime!!!