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Arctic Grizzly - Barren GroundCaribou

Brooks Range Grizzly Hunt

     Interior Grizzlies are known for this and they make for a truly spectacular mount. Silvers, browns, blondes, chocolates, and any combination of those are what make a Grizz special and this far north the hides are just that much better! These bears are targeted in the fall during August and September as they gorge on what berries there are left in preparation for the long winter thats just around the corner.

       The Brooks Range of Alaskas vast interior has long been a destination for adventure hunters, as far north as you can go before you hit the Arctic Ocean and respective plains. Silenced by harsh winters of 50 below zero temperatures and less this region is home to only a few tough species that can make this place home. One of them is the Arctic Grizzly Bear, small comparibly to its coastal brothers the Brown Bear but what it lacks in size it makes up for in attitude. Thes bears make there living on berries and ground squirrels not lavish runs of protein rich salmon, therefore mature bears average around 6 and a half feet squared with larger representatives in the 7 foot plus range around all the time. However the true trophy of an interior bear is the hide and the various color phases these bears come in is what usually decides whether the trigger gets pulled.

Brooks Range Grizzly Hunt
Brooks Range Grizzly Hunt
Brooks Range Grizzly Hunt

     In addition to chasing Arctic Grizzly bears, this hunt can be tailored towards targeting resident Barren Ground Caribou in there summer range high country.  These are members of the Porcupine Herd that have localized and are no longer migratory. During the later months of September and October the core of the herd will show up to winter in our area but we choose to target them in August due to our unique location. This is a double edged sword to a certain degree, allowing multiple stalks on the same band of and simultaneously limiting the total number of Caribou in the area. We have found that this is the perfect application for a self imposed management strategy, limiting ourselves to 2 - 4 hunters a year. This allows for a sustainable population and a great age class of bulls. This is truly a spot and stalk style hunt thats more akin to a sheep hunt then a sit and wait tundra caribou hunt. Most Bulls this time of year will be found at 3000ft or higher, up on benches and in bowls out of the bugs and nerest to the lichen and forbes they choose to graze on.  While this is the time we choose to target the bulls, we encourage hunters to add them at a trophy fee to moose hunts in September due to an increased chance of catching the migration into the are for the winter. 


*First Availability for Arctic Grizzly/Caribou Hunts is August, 2028*

        Northern Professional only does a few Brooks Range hunts every year to ensure the quality of every guest's experience and longevity of our hunting area. What does that mean to you? It means we offer all of our hunts as combo trips to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself! Grizzly hunts are structured with the opportunity for either Grizzly or Caribou, OR BOTH!

1x1 Grizzly/Caribou - Day Hunt

Additional Animal Trophy Fee: $5,000.00


*First Availability for Arctic Grizzly/Caribou Hunts is August, 2027*

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