South Brooks Range Trophy Caribou Hunts
Hunt: Self-Guided Caribou
Location: South Brooks Range
Duration: 7-10 Days/Hunters Choice
Dates: September, 2018
Price: (2) Bull Caribou hunt for $3,995.00 per person or a two (2) Bull Caribou / 1 Moose Combo Hunt for $9,995.00 per person
Camp Equipment Rental Available
THE CARIBOU ARE BACK! We are pleased to announce that we are offering Caribou Hunts once again in September 2018!
We elected to stop our September Caribou Hunts, on the South Side of the Brooks Range, approximately five (5) years ago due to the Caribou shift in migration patterns. We have closely monitored this activity for the last three (3) years and the numbers have been significantly increasing. My 15 years of successful outfitting experience leads me to believe this is one of the best places to offer a combo Caribou / Moose Hunt.
Hunters can choose a two (2) Bull Caribou hunt for $3,995.00 or a two (2) Bull Caribou / 1 Moose Combo Hunt for $9,995.00. Generally, the bull caribou this time of the year are fully polished (if you want a bull in velvet you need to hunt the 1st and 2nd week in August on our Northern Brooks Range Hunt). These hunts still include the harvest of a Bear (Black only for Non-residents) and Wolf at no additional charge. Many of our past clients have been waiting for this opportunity to be offered again. Hunts are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Don’t delay! Book today!
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!
Our fly-out Caribou moose hunts are conducted from Grayling Lake at mile marker 150 of the Dalton Highway (approx. 25 miles south of Cold Foot). Prior to the hunt, hunters will meet as at our base camp, which is located at mile marker 159.5 of the Dalton Highway (approx. 30 miles S of Cold Foot) and a short 4 ½ hour drive on well-maintained roads, from Fairbanks, north on the Dalton Highway.
There are no stores for the purchase of food and supplies after you leave Fairbanks so please come prepared. Fuel, on the other hand, can be purchased seasonally at Yukon River Camp and 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 year round.
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 hunters allow extra time so that they arrive at our camp the night before their fly-out date. The day of your hunt, all hunters take part in a thirty minute orientation with us. During the orientation we check your license documentation, go over communications, transport of game meat, leave no trace camping, and other important information. Before you depart you must make sure that you have your gear including food, supplies, hunting equipment and camp equipment organized and packed according to Arrowhead Outfitters LLC’s size and weight limits. Each person’s items will be weighed to make sure they are in within their allowed (per person) weight limit of 70 lbs.
When it is time for your departure, from our base camp, you will drive five miles north to Grayling Lake where you will board one of our Maule float planes and depart for you hunt. After you depart, 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 25 miles north of camp to Cold foot. Here, there are also hotels, hot showers and food service.
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!!!