Black Bear Hunts Homer Alaska
Want to experience a special kind of bear hunting trip in the heart of incredible scenery, with secluded fishing off the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula? Read on...
Our black bear hunts offer the unique advantage of being conducted off a floating, mobile base camp. By using the Outer Limits a 60' "Little Hoquiam" charter yacht to base our hunts, we can hunt new areas daily. An added advantage is the world class bottom fishing for halibut and rock fish, along with the occasional salmon.
HUNTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2013
BEAR HUNTS AVAILABLE OUT OF WHITTIER IN SEPTEMBER
Still some seats left for 2013 bear/halibut combo at 1/2 price. Call now!
Starting on Sundays in May and early June, we are offering 6 day/5 night hunts originating from Homer, Alaska. We recommend our guests arrive in Homer on Saturday as the vessel departs the harbor there early Sunday morning for the outer coast of the Kenai Peninsula. This rarely seen area of the Peninsula borders the Kenai Fjords National Park and has spectacular scenery. Shortly after leaving Homer, stretches of shoreline can be glassed for bears. Spring bears are concentrated below the snow line and come down to the beach to eat the early vegetation and low tide debris. The 18 to 20 hours of daylight allows for plenty of fantastic fishing and morning/afternoon/evening bear hunting. Cruising the beach by skiffs in the evening and glassing the side hills for bear affords the best bear hunting, and once sighted a stalk can be planned. We also spend a lot of time glassing tidal flats from shore. Most bears are taken at or near the beach, keeping packing and climbing to a minimum. This is the most effective way to hunt these bears, which average just over 6 squared and have incredible hides. It just doesn't get any better!
The 60' vessel the Outer Limits handles 6 clients comfortably in a spacious and warm environment. The Outer Limits is a Coast Guard inspected vessel. Amenities include three private cabins with individual bathrooms, a bunk room, shower, diesel furnace, TV/DVD with a large selection of movies, and 110V power on board. Meals are all first class so don't plan to lose weight on this trip! Your trip includes lodging on the boat, all meals, fishing gear and bait, skiff transportation, and fish cleaning. Hunters are required by law to take care of the cape and meat themselves. Call or email for current prices.
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Non-hunters, children, and photographers may be accommodated at a negotiated rate. Tags and licenses are available on board. A 7 day fishing license is $55, hunting licenses are $85, and bear tags are $225. The possession limit is 4 on halibut and more rockfish than you'll want to keep. Fish can be caught and released until your arms cramp and you can keep the four halibut that will fill your freezer to the desired level. We recommend retaining fish the last two days of the trip so that we can send you home with the freshest possible fish. Fish processing and shipping is available in Homer and vacuum packing is the preferred method for most. We return to Homer Friday afternoon and guests should plan on staying the night in Homer to allow for bear hide sealing and fish freezing, etc. Fish boxes can be taken as luggage on your return to reality. Many of our clients choose to add a day of salt water salmon fishing to their trip just to cover all of the bases as the salmon fishing is traditionally great at this time.
This trip is worth the money for the sightseeing alone! Add in World Class fishing and bear hunting and you have a trip that is an incredible value! Please remember that this is Alaska, and weather can be a factor at times, we are not responsible for delays or conditions related to the weather.
You do not have to be a bear hunter to go on this trip and many of our trips consist of men or women who are fishing, rifle or bow hunting, taking wildlife photographs, etc. Call and we can discuss your options. Custom trips are available that can include fall bear hunting, fresh water salmon fishing, and bottom fishing. We also have multiple day fishing trips available for the discriminating angler who wants the best available.
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