When evaluating an outfitter and a hunt opportunity, there are many things to consider. At WPH, we try to partner with outfitters outfitters who work very hard to control everything within their power since there will always be things outside of their control. Our Alaska goat and brown bear partner exceeds expectations everywhere it counts. We have 100% confidence in this team and consider them a part of our family. Our partner has 41 years of hunting and guiding experience under his belt, and still actively guides hunters every year. They have an excellent team of guides and packers who possess the same strong work ethic and are constantly working to improve and expand the operation.
These hunts are not based out of a lodge or from a boat, but instead, we operate out of comfortable tent camps which we move frequently to keep you in the best hunting areas for the given time and game movements. The quality and quantity of the game encountered more than makes up for the slight sacrifice in comfort. We are careful to not over-hunt our areas and only book a limited number of clients per year. Alaska has more licensed Hunting Guides than ever before. You are investing a great deal of time and money to come to Alaska and hunt, so let us help you choose them wisely as there is a huge variety in the service you will get. Our high success rates mean our clients go away satisfied. These hunts are operated primarily on a Special Use Permit from the Chugach National Forest, which gives the outfitter access to approximately 2.5 million acres of Alaskan Wilderness. They know this country well and can provide you with a very personalized hunt. We firmly believe, you will find this hunt to be one of the top mountain goat operations on the continent and the #1 for archery hunters.
Mountain Goat 6 Days – $13,500, plus $1,100 charter fee We start hunting Mountain Goats on September 15th after they have their winter coats. Overall success rate has been 95% since 1996. The success rate is very high because we have several core areas in which to hunt, and we do not over hunt the areas. Our clients have taken 13 mountain goats since 2001 that have scored high enough to make the all time Boone and Crockett (B&C) record book. This hunt can be very physically demanding, especially if you are looking for a B&C contender, but it is this effort that makes it such a rewarding experience. This hunt has been featured on 4 TV shows with Tom Miranda’s Advantage Adventures, Cabela’s Sportsman’s Quest with Jay Novacek, Ted Jaycox’ World of Hunting, and Territories Wild featuring Greg Ritz.
We set up a comfortable base camp at the point where we leave the bush plane, but the hunt is conducted out of a spike camp. You will be required to carry a backpack with your rifle or bow along with your sleeping pad, sleeping bag, and personal gear. We will provide all of the camping gear. Food will be Mountain House freeze dried food while up in spike camp. You will also be provided with a climbing axe and crampons to help negotiate the more difficult country. Mountain Goat hunting is statistically the most dangerous hunting with more hunters killed or injured per capita than any other species, including bears and elephants. This is simply because of the terrain that they choose to call home. Our Alaska team is very experienced in the hunting areas and have never had a client get injured. We know what terrain is safe and also what terrain we need to stay out of.
Fortunately, mountain goats are relatively easy animals to hunt once you get to where they live. Unlike British Columbia where they are hunted at altitudes in excess of 10,000 feet, we are starting at sea level and rarely go above 3000 feet. We have a lot more oxygen in the air. We have a couple of areas where we can offer a Brown Bear/Mountain Goat combination hunt out of the same camp. These are rifle hunts with the possibility of a wolf also.
Brown Bear Hunts 10 Days – $17,500, plus $1,100 charter fee We offer 10 day brown bear hunts in both the spring starting around May 1 and in the fall starting on Sept. 1. The spring hunts are done in combination with a black bear for no additional charge other than your tag. The fall hunts can be done in combination with a moose, if the client draws the tag for the area, or with a mountain goat. Brown bear tags are unlimited in unit 6 and the bag limit is one bear per year