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    Default Brown/Grizzly Bear Hunting in Alaska - Looking for outfitters

    I have started to look into booking a brown/grizzly bear hunt with my father in Alaska for 2012. Along with my father, a couple of his and my close friends (2) will be going as well who want to hunt black bear. Dad and I are looking to hunt brown/grizzly and possibly a wolf if it works out.

    I am a seasoned hunter, and in relatively good shape. Dad is in his in his mid 60's and a bit overweight. He dosent have health problems, but I cant see him doing endless spot and stalk hunts all day long. I know that he and I have seen some outfitters that spot by boat (kind of a base camp) and then go ashore for a stalk. This might be a better fit for my father.

    I am looking for recommendations for outfitters by some of you that have first hand experience with Alaska bear hunting. I am not looking for a friend of a friend of a friend went up there..... you get the point. This trip will be the hunt of a lifetime for all of us. My dad calls this an item from his "bucket list".

    Any tips or suggestions are welcome.

    Thank you.

    Paul

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    Southern Baranof and Western Kuiu for a Brownie and Black Bear combo would be great. Many of the Sitka based guides do it. I don't know any of them you would have to do that research yourself.

    Muskeg Excursions guides out of Misty Fiords and they have that combo too. I'd love to spend a spring week in the Mistys.

    Fun adventures await your family. Good luck.

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    Haines would also be a very good area for both as well as Wrangell area. Both have bear viewing parks and plenty of bear. I have a friend in Haines thats in a wheel chair and he was still able to get a close range bear.
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Hi Paul,


    Welcome to the forum, I am also from Michigan. Check out Alpine Creek Lodge.

    http://www.alpinecreeklodge.com/id69.html

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    Thanks for the replies so far. Keep them coming.

    Any pros or cons for a spring vs fall hunt?

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    Look up Jake BRWNBR on this forum. He has area's with both Black and Brown. Top shelf guide.

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    Try contacting Tony Lee at www.westwindguideservice.com His hunters have taken 7 of the top 10 SCI grizzlies over the past 5 years. Most were Spring hunts but there have also been some decent 9'+ animals in the Fall.

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    I had an awesome hunt this past fall with Nushagak Guides (Dillingham AK)on a two person drop camp moose hunt. Outstanding service provided. Owner Brian Donovan spares no expense and goes above and beyond any expectations we
    had. When I was there all his bear hunters and bear/moose combo hunters were tagged out. Give him a call.
    Tony

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    brians a good guy...
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    Stay away from Donavans area in the spring, one word ZOO $16500 for a crowded hunt on State land is borderline criminal.

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    lol ZOO is and understatement...kill alot of bears out there though in the spring. but yes...its a zoo.
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