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Float hunting in Alaska is a great way to see some of the most remote parts of the state, while having access to game most hunters never see. Check out our detailed float hunting section.
Where to Hunt?
In a state over twice the size of Texas, it can be a challenge to figure out where to go for your big hunt. Finding a good hunting location is just one of the things you will learn how to do in our Hunt Planning section.
Alaska's Big-Game Species
Learn all about the many different species of Alaska big-game in our Species pages. This is where you learn where to find the different species, and how to hunt them.
Using an Alaska Hunt Planning Service
Our hunt planning service walks you through all the many details involved in planning and executing a remote Alaska expedition trip.
Field Care of Big-Game
You'll learn how to take care of your Alaska game meat and trophies in our Meat and Trophy Care pages.
Whether you are planning a guided or an unguided hunt (sometimes called "self-guided" or "do-it-yourself", or "DIY" hunts), you can find the information you need by starting with this page.
Pulling off a successful unguided hunting trip in Alaska is a major accomplishment. Yes, Alaska is without question a hunter's paradise. But it's twice the size of Texas, with diverse ecosystems, entire mountain ranges, thousands of miles of rivers, and a huge variety of species, where do you begin? It's a good question.
A guided hunt in Alaska is the quintessential North American hunting experience. You are hunting rugged, remote wilderness where the streams and lakes are clear and icy-cold, the mountains stand in sharp contrast against a blue sky and you have close encounters with wildlife that may have never seen a human before. You will be tested both physically and mentally, and you will surprise yourself as your mind and body rise to the challenges of the hunt, and you find yourself doing things you never thought possible. It's the stuff dreams are made of, and you will have stories to tell around the campfire for years to come.
Take a walk outside on a clear, moonless night and look at the stars above. Contemplate the fact that, for at least as far as you can see, to the most distant pinpricks of light in the blackness of space, our planet is the only place where life has been verified to exist. So regardless of whether or not we discover life elsewhere at some time in the future, we can at least agree that life in the universe is a precious commodity. And taking the life of a creature is a really big deal. As a hunter, it is your responsibility to make quick, clean kills every time. That means that in most cases, you must have firm control over all possible aspects of making the shot.
1936-38, U.S. Dept. Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service, Washington. pg. 329
by Olaus J. Murie (1959)
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