With over the counter tags available you can plan for this hunt well in advance. We offer a very unique experience in that we lease private land that only our clients may hunt. Not to be confused with a private guide concession where resident hunters are also competing with you. We also have access to the adjacent public land. This remote hunt takes place an hour’s plane ride from Kenai, AK and is located in Ursus Cove, in the shadow of Mt. Augustine. Typically, access is made by super cubs landing on the beach during low tide. Hunters should anticipate paring down their belongings due to the capacity of the Super Cub. ‘Arctic Oven’ four-season tents and cots are used at base camp. Meals consist of freeze dried, simple lunches and snacks.
The Ursus Cove hunt has produced 100% success over the last seven seasons. The average bear harvested has been over 9’, with a few skulls exceeding 27”.
This is a 10-day hunt with travel days on each end. Fall hunts operate between October 1st – 10th on odd years: 2019, 2021, 2023. Two spring hunts are offered between May 10th – 19th and May 21st – 30th on even years: 2020, 2022, 2024.
We operate two guide use areas on Kodiak Island. Our Kodiak bear hunts take place in Kiliuda Bay or South Ugak Bay. Both hunts are an approximate 20-minute float plane ride south-east of Kodiak. This is a spot and stalk, fair chase hunt. Kodiak will challenge even the most seasoned and traveled hunter. For those wishing to pursue the largest of coastal brown bears, there is no place like Kodiak, AK. To their credit, the Alaska Department of F&G has managed the population to a record high.
• This is a limited drawing hunt.
• Fall hunt application is: May 1st -31st (results posted by end of June).
• Spring hunt application is: Nov 1st – Dec 15th (results posted by end of Feb).
• The odds of drawing one of these tags runs between 30-40%.
• This is a 10-day hunt with a travel day on each end.
The fall season runs between October 25th – November 30th. The spring season runs between April 1st - May 15th.
This above question is often asked, with each season having its own unique benefits. Spring hunts offer more daylight to spot and stalk. It also typically has better weather. Big boars are pursuing females as the mating season is starting to pick up. Spring bears can start rubbing, thus finding a premium hide may be more difficult than in the fall.
Fall bears are still feeding on salmon and adding the last of the fat stores they need before winter’s hibernation. This can concentrate bear sightings not witnessed during spring hunts. Hides are typically at a premium in preparation for colder temperatures.
For fall hunts, we also offer a Sitka black-tail deer hunt as an add-on.
All quoted prices are subject to change. Prices listed are in USD.