Moose - Alaska

The moose (Alces alces) is the world's largest member of the deer family. The Alaska race (Alces alces gigas) is the largest of all the moose. Moose are generally associated with northern forests in North America, Europe, and Russia. In Europe they are called "elk." In Alaska, they occur in suitable habitat from the Stikine River in the Panhandle to the Colville River on the Arctic Slope. They are most abundant in recently burned areas that contain willow and birch shrubs, on timberline plateaus, and along the major rivers of South-central and Interior Alaska.

BC Outfitters works with several outfitters in Alaska that offer moose hunts.

Wrangell- St Elias Mountains

In the beautiful historical Wrangell Mountains you will find the hunt of your life. There are not many places in North America where you can hunt all of these species at the same time.

These mountains are known throughout the world for trophy quality Dall Sheep, a liberal trophy moose season and prime hunting opportunity for Rocky Mt Goat, Black and Grizzly bear, Wolf and Wolverine. This is a premier combination hunt that is unequaled in Alaska.

The outfitter is classed as a Master Guide with 34 years of Alaska big game guiding experience, Airline Transport rated as well as being a certified aircraft mechanic. His Alaska bush flying time is over 14,000 hours. The outfitter is active in the Alaska Professional Hunters Association to insure healthy game populations for future generations. Guiding is his full time occupation and only source of income and he takes it very seriously.

Alaska Peninsula 

The Alaska Peninsula has one of the best opportunities to harvest moose in the state. The Alaska Peninsula may not have the largest number of Moose or the most record book entries, instead the real difference about the Peninsula is what the Moose don't have - timber! They can run but they can't hide. 

They normally average over 60 inches for the bulls they harvest. Since 1983 their average success on moose hunts is over 90%. They have had hunters go home without moose in the past, for varying reasons, but odds are you will be successful. They usually take no more than four Moose hunters per season. 

Unit 9E has had the longest implemented minimum size antler restriction in the state. The state set a minimum of 50 inches or 3 brow tine restrictions back in the late 70's. Now most of the state has followed suit. The Alaska Peninsula has had and still does have some of finest wildlife biologist in the State of Alaska. When combined with great habitat, mild winters and with minimum snow coverage helps maintain a healthy population.


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