ABOUT THE KODIAK HUNTS
Please understand that the day you arrive and the day you depart are very often the most difficult work days for my staff and I. Patience a relaxed attitude always makes for a better hunt.
Traveling from The Lower 48 to Kodiak can be done in one day, arriving in Kodiak afternoon or Evening of that travel day. There are a number of good hotels in Kodiak proper where you can spend the night. This offer the opportunity to see the harbor and the fishing fleet as as well as the town. The following morning you will need to go to the AlaskaDepartment of Fish & Game offices and Pick up your Brown Bear or your Goat permit. It also offers an opportunity to pick up any last minute items in town…Either me or one of my crew will help you through this process.
Following this, you will be taken to the air charter company who will fly you to the hunting area. We will have the reservations made in advance, you may pay for the flight at this time by cash or credit card. Like the Alaska Peninsula, weather conditions on Kodiak are dynamic and variable which requires you to be prepared for flight delays. These potential delays are often due to logistical considerations and mostly important, your safety. Be patient and flexible and we will get the job
The Hunt is conducted out of the lodge with use of spike camps if necessary for the Brown Bear. For the Deer, we usually stay at the lodge, unless you would like to experience a spike camp which will give you a greater chance at a bigger buck particularly if they are still higher in the mountain. You will have to deal with very unstable weather at this time of the year. We hunt before the rut which start in Mid-November. Usually the first snow bring the bucks down while they are chasing the Doe’s.
AIR CHARTER FEE
The Charter rate from Kodiak to the lodge is about $580 each way for 2-3 hunters on a Cessna 206 or $720 each way for 3-4 hunters on a De Havilland Beaver.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR TROPHY
We will prepare the Brown Bear Trophy for you, You have to seal the Skull before leaving the state of Alaska that is why we recommend Russel Knights Taxidermist for all Brown Bear Rug to be seal inAnchorage. He will also help you expedite it to the Taxidermist of your choice. Knight’s Taxidermy is located at 7329 Arctic Blvd Anchorage AK
The phone number is 907-344-5501; Fax is 907-868-3653. Email is email@example.com or visit the website www.knightstaxidermy.com
TRAVELING ARRANGEMENTS TO GET TO KODIAK
Traveling to Kodiak form the lower 48 generally can be done in one day, arriving in Kodiak in the afternoon or evening. There are several good hotels in Kodiak, this offers the opportunity to visit the harbor and the fishing fleet as well as the town. Two very good stores specializing in fishing are Cy’s and Mac’s store downtown and tag Bells Flats. Be patient, the weather being very dynamic is always a factor. everybody including the charter airlines are doing their best to get everybody to their destinations. Never force a pilot to go anywhere, if he feels like the weather is marginal.
TRAVELING WHILE IN ALASKA
Most flight from the “lower 48” will required one day travel time to get to Anchorage. If you choose to stay in Anchorage.
Here is a list of several Hotel/Restaurant in Anchorage:
Captain Cook downtown Anchorage – (800) 843-1950
Millennium hotel Near Airport – (800) 544-0553
Courtyard Marriott Near Airport – (800) 321-2211
Most hotel have Airport Shuttle. I recommend going all the way to Kodiak.
Hotel/Restaurant in Kodiak:
Comfort Inn at the airport – (907) 487-2700 or (800) 544-2202
Kodiak Best Western downtown Kodiak- (855) 516-1092
Shelikof Lodge Downtown Kodiak – (907) 486-4141
Henry Pub downtown Kodiak
TERM AND CONDITIONS
FEDERAL AND LOCAL LAND USE FEES.
The hunt is conducted on state land which at this date have no land use fee.
A deposit is required to secure any hunt during the desired time. Provided openings are available. 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking unless otherwise agreed by Myself (Mike Vanstrom). The balance due shall be paid on a prescribe schedule with final payment due 180 Prior to the hunt. Failure to make the payment on time as scheduled, shall result in a non refundable cancellation.
The Client acknowledges upon making the deposit that planning and outfitting costs (area permits, concession contracts, Licenses cost, Airplanes reservation for camp set-up, Marketing and Insurance and logistical preparations and unforeseen expenses etc.) are incurred well in advance of the start of the hunt, and that booking a hunt during a particular period removes that period from my schedule and makes resale of that period at a later date is difficult or near impossible. I suggest you consider trip insurance. Cancellation refunds will be made only if the individual canceling the hunt is able to book the hunt at the original price and there is sufficient time prior to the hunt to allow for necessary licenses, visa, firearm permits and other essential preparations to be completed. Under these circumstances the client’s original deposits and payment will be transferable to the replacement hunter.
PURCHASING LICENSES AND TAGS ONLINE
You may purchase your Hunting/Fishing license online.
To do so follow these simple instructions.
1. Go to www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm/adfg= license
2. Click, begin purchase process fill out the necessary information
3. Under purchase selections, choose sport hunting / fish license. Choose non resident (if applicable)
4. You can also buy them in several store in Anchorage or Kodiak upon your arrival.