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Bowhunting Alaska

Ask a thousand bowhunters of three locations they would like to bowhunt in their lifetime, and you'll have Alaska named 999 times. The land of extremes! The only state in the US that has land above the Arctic Circle, the state with the highest mountains, longest rivers, largest glaciers, and more salt water shore line than the rest of the continental US put together. It's big, wild, and a decision to go there bowhunting needs to be a commitment.

While Alaska is a truly great bowhunting destination, adventuresome bowhunters headed that way also need to understand it is a part of the world that has more than its share of challenges. There are 11 different big game species in Alaska that can be bowhunted. Some require being successful in drawing permits in certain areas, while others are available over the counter.

If you are a non-resident, with no next of kin in the state, you must hire a Master or Registered Guide to hunt Brown and Grizzly Bear, Dall Sheep and Mountain Goat. You are allowed to hunt elk, Sitka Blacktail Deer, Barren Ground Caribou, and Moose, for example without hiring a guide. However, in a land of , perilous mountains, raging rivers, virtually no road access, the highest tides in the world, and tremendous variations in weather, you need to understand what you are getting into if you choose to go unguided.

Alaska has literally hundreds of guides and outfitters to choose from. There are Master Guides, Registered Guides, Associate Guides, and air taxi services that provide varied services. Bowhunting Safari Consultants has selected outfitters to meet your needs whether you are looking for a once in a life time Brown Bear bowhunt, or a drop camp for caribou.

There are over 50 mountain ranges in Alaska, with twenty peaks over 14,070 ft. Twenty Six big game management units, National Forests, BLM Lands, State Lands, Native Lands, and Major Military Lands. Alaska is more than a destination, and hopefully you too will have the opportunity of a life time to bowhunt this great land. Need help deciding where to go? Call BSC - we've been there done that.

Mark Buehrer
North American Consultant
mark@bowhuntingsafari.com

Jay Osting
North American Consultant
jay@bowhuntingsafari.com