Our moose hunts give you access to an abundance of trophy size moose in the remote Innoko River area. Moose in this area are allowed to reach trophy size since there is less hunting than in more easily accessible areas. Our moose hunts have been extremely successful for over 30 years and most everyone goes back with a trophy and a lot of meat.
Our lodge located on Reindeer Lake near the Innoko River has solar and wind power, showers, a bunkhouse and a meat house. Stage all your equipment at the lodge before going out, go out and hunt for up to 13 days, then come back for a shower and meat processing afterwards.
The moose hunting we have to offer is outstanding! We have hunted the area for more than 30 years with many many moose to our credit. As always you will see moose every day some small bulls and many big bulls and cows. Through the years the average bulls are running from 58″ to’ 65″ and Trophies up to 71″. Our success rate has been very good. This hunt has been designed for a hunter, the game is plentiful but you have to go out and hunt. Also a good note, some hunters have shot moose next to camp or across from camp. With fifteen days to hunt you can be choosy! We will bring you to a remote camp of choice via boat or plane that will have a good number of moose in the area. You must remember on this hunt you are in some of Alaska’s best wilderness areas left. You are four hundred air miles plus from Anchorage and there are no roads until you get back to Anchorage. Your new road system now becomes the Yukon River with many of its tributaries running hundreds of miles. You have now truly found some of the last frontier country left in America it’s like going back in time 100 years. All types of small game are abundant, along with wolf usually howling and putting you to sleep at night.
Whats Included in the Guided Hunt:
- All travel from Holy Cross to camp and return to Holy Cross.
- Extreme weather camp tents, food, guide, and trophy handling in camp.
- All camping equipment is included except for your sleeping bag.
Whats not included in the Guided Hunt:
- Sleeping bag
- Shipping and handling of your meat out of Holy Cross
- If you wish – we have a special arrangement with D & C Expediters ( at your cost) to handle and prepare your hides for shipping from anchorage to your destination of choice.
- Hotel, food, air travel before or after your arrival and departure Holy Cross Alaska.
- Cost of your hunting licenses & tags.
- Non-Hunter accompanying $5,200.00
- Any required export permits if needed.
About the unguided hunt
Prior Your hunting trip, you will be instructed on how to set up camp. Maps are available for your use upon request. The hunting trip will begin by taking you in a fully covered weatherproof boat to the remote moose camp area that you have chosen. One member of your party will drive a smaller boat. This party member must dress warm! He/she may be driving the boat for 3-5 hours.
A 16-foot Lund. boat with a 40-hp. motor, or an 18-foot Lund boat with 70-hp motor, two paddles, life jackets will be left with you. You will be responsible for the purchase of extra gas while out hunting. The cost of gas in Holy Cross, as of the 2012 season, is $7.25 per gallon. Price may or may not increase.
You will also be instructed on the do’s and dont’s of the traditional preservation of moose meat. This will include the best techniques of how to handle, cut up and hang your moose meat.
Unguided hunts are available on a limited basis – call for details
We also have airplane transport hunts for unit 18 & 21E in Yukon Kuskokwim Federal Wildlife Refuge. These hunts are mostly a 1 hour fly-out or more. Excellent Hunts for both bow and rifle, these hunts have had a very high success rate. Package includes all tents, cots, stoves, lanterns, back packs, axes, shovels, Wyoming II Meat saws, cooking ware and water containers. These hunts start at $6,500. Successful hunts will include a charge for flying the moose back to base camp ($800 – $1200 depending on location and size of moose). Food packages are available but not included.