Alaska Black Bear Baited Hunts
These are truly one of a kind Alaska black bear baited hunts. Top Gun Treks has exclusive bear hunting rights on over 41,000 of private land in Unit 16B. We have 10 working bait stations in 2018 and all of them have active black bears hitting them daily. You can expect to see black bear in the 6-7 foot class. These are one of a kind Alaska black bear baited hunts.
Arrival Details – Fly into Anchorage and rent a car or take a short 8 mile taxi or Uber ride to Merril Field Airport where you will catch a 30 minute commercial flight out to the lodge via small plane. We will meet you at the plane and take you to the lodge. Current regulations allow you to hunt the same day you fly, so you will be on the stand the same evening you arrive.
The Lodge – The lodge is located on a scenic lake with mountain views. There are 4 cabins, each with it’s own bathroom and shower next to the dining hall and lodge. The lodge is equipped with a sauna and a fire pit on an outdoor deck overlooking the lake where you can relax to the sound of loons and bald eagles.
Guided Alaska Black Bear Bait Hunts
• Amazing Alaska Bear Hunting Opportunity!
• Exclusive Bear Hunting on 41,000 acres
• High Black Bear and Brown Bear Population
• Comfortable Lodge Accommodations
• Great Food and Camaraderie
• Hunt Same Day You Fly
• Chance To Harvest 2 Black Bears
• 10 Different Bait Stations
• Special Group / Corporate Rates Available
• Special Rates for Family Hunts
Spring Black Bear Bait Hunts
May 15 – June 30
Amazing Alaska Black Bear Baited Hunts
Spring Black Bear Only
2 Night Package
1×1 – $2500 pp (1 Black Bear)
1×1 – $3250 pp (2 Black Bears)
2×1 – $2000 pp (1 Black Bear)
2×1 – $2750 pp (2 Black Bears)
3 Night Package (Per Person)
1×1 – $3000 pp (1 Black Bear)
1×1 – $3750 pp (2 Black Bears)
2×1 – $2500 pp (1 Black Bear)
2×1 – $3250 pp (2 Black Bears)
5 Night Package
1×1 – $4,800 pp (1 Black Bear)
1×1 – $5,550 pp (2 Black Bears)
2×1 – $4,300 pp (1 Black Bear)
2×1 – $5,050 pp (2 Black Bears)
Spring Brown Bear / Black Bear Combo
9 Night Package
1×1 – $14,500 pp (1 Black and 1 Brown Bear)
2×1 – $13,500 pp (1 Black and 1 Brown Bear)
Our black bear bait hunt stands are VERY busy with almost non stop bear activity. From mid May to the end of June it is very common to have multiple black bears hitting bait stations throughout the day, sometimes showing up at the same time. We have trail cameras on every bait station and our guides keep good record of where and when black bears are showing up at the baits.
These black bear bait hunts are perfect for bow hunting Alaska black bears. We have several stands that are set up perfectly for bow hunters.
NOTE: These are introductory rates for TGT bear hunts during the 2018 season only.
Fall Cast and Blast Bear Hunts
August 1 – August 31
Fish for silver salmon and hunt bears along salmon streams.
Fall Salmon Fishing and Black Bear Only2 Night Package
1×1 – $2800 pp (1 Bear)
1×1 – $3550 pp (2 Bears)
3 Night Package
1×1 – $3,300 pp (1 Black Bear)
1×1 – $4,050 pp (2 Black Bears)
2×1 – $2,800 pp (1 Black Bear)
2×1 – $3,550 pp (2 Black Bears)
5 Night Package
1×1 – $5,100 pp (1 Black Bear)
1×1 – $5,850 pp (2 Black Bears)
2×1 – $4,600 pp (1 Black Bear)
2×1 – $5,350 pp (2 Black Bears)
Fall Salmon Fishing and Brown / Black Bear Combo
9 Night Package
1×1 – $14,500 pp (1 Black and 1 Brown Bear and Fishing)
2×1 – $13,500 pp (1 Black and 1 Brown Bear and Fishing)
2 Brown Bear / 3 Black Bear Limit
The current Unit 16B hunting regulations allow both resident and non resident hunters to harvest 2 brown bears and 3 black bears per year. We offer the option to hunt a 2nd brown bear or black bear for an additional fee to be paid up front.
These special brown bear and black bear hunting regulations are unique because non-resident hunters are now allowed to hunt brown bears over bait. We do not know how long these rules will stay in effect so, we encourage you to book your Alaska brown bear bait hunt today.
Group / Corporate Hunts – Call For Special Group Rates
The lodge can handle groups of up to 18 people and provides a great environment for groups of friends, corporate boards or staff, leadership teams, client or employee incentive or reward programs, team building, or training retreats. Our team will host these events and provide a perfect mix of bear hunting, silver salmon fishing (in August), and other activities. We can also provide experienced business leaders and church leaders who can provide leadership training or inspirational teaching, or business related teaching. Call for special rates for groups of 4 or more booking at the same time.
Family Hunts – Call For Special Family Rates
This is the perfect set up to bring the entire family for the hunt of a lifetime. The lodge and cabin configuration is perfect for families and our bait stations are set up in a way that makes it possible for kids, spouses, grandparents, or others to successfully harvest an Alaska bear with minimal stress. We drive to the hunt locations and walk short distances on easy trails to get to the stands. We normally see lots of bear activity, which is perfect for kids, keeping them interested until the right bear comes in. Call for special rates for families of 4 or more booking at the same time.
What We Povide – Accommodations and food at the lodge, 10 functioning bait stands equipped with trail cameras, ground transportation once you arrive.
What To Bring – Hunting license, brown bear tag, gun/bow, bullets/arrows, personal gear, binoculars, clothing, rain gear.
NOTE TO BOW HUNTERS: If you plan to hunt with a bow, The State of Alaska requires that you have taken a bow safety certification in your home state. Don’t forget your proof of certification if you plan to bow hunt!
• Hunting License
• Brown Bear / Black Bear Tags
• Airfare to and from Anchorage
• Air Taxi To Lodge
• Hotels Before or After the Hunt
• Shipping of Trophies and Meat
• Any other costs while not in the Field
Over the past two decades, I’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients find success in the woods. Throughout this time, I have experienced the incredible highs and lows that hunting has to offer. If you’re anything like me, it’s these highs and lows that motivate me to continually grow my skill set as a hunter. Having had the opportunity to be apart of so many hunts, I’ve come to find that the difference between success and failure is most often determined by what a person does in preparation. Some of the most amazing moments that I have witnessed were simply because of an individual’s knowledge, skill, and readiness. To me, these are the three things that each person should focus on months before the trip begins. I can honestly say that most of the heartbreaking missed shots, opportunities, or wounded animals I have seen, were a result of poor preparation. So below, I have a few things that will significantly turn the odds in your favor!
Knowledge: Take time to learn the anatomy of the animal your pursuing, the terrain you will be hunting, and what you’re effective kill range is for the weapon you have chosen. This is easily one of the most overlooked aspects of hunting, and often has the greatest impact on the hunt. The mistake that people make is to take a shot in foreign conditions (slope, wind, adrenaline, fatigue,) without being 100% confident in the orientation of the animal, placement of the projectile and their skill level. For example: Bears often are wounded because of how much fur they have and how easy it is to misjudge where you’re actually aiming. A mature boar will have about 4 inches of fur, fat and skin on his back and almost as much on his belly, making it appear like there is a much bigger kill zone than there really is. As well, when you look at a mature, fat bear, it can be hard for any hunter to know exactly where the front leg begins and the back of the ribs end. Additionally, bears have the ability to contort their body much different than most big game. A bear that is sitting has a much different killzone than one that is standing on its hind legs or even hunched down eating. If you approach black bear hunting with a whitetail mentality, you will likely shoot too low and more forward as their vitals are further back. Regardless of what game you are hunting, by taking the time to study the animal, and practice shots at a simple 3D paper or foam target, you can dramatically improve your chances of success, especially if you practice like you hunt!
Skill: Most hunters who book with us are great shooters when it comes to a bench and steel. The challenge is duplicating what you do at the range when the pressure is on and you’re full of adrenaline. Personally, I never want to take a shot in the field that I haven’t practiced ahead of time. This includes, distance, wind, slope, shot position, heart rate and the positioning of the animal. My good friend is an avid bowhunter and has successfully taken everything from Grizzly in Alaska to Whitetails in Texas. One of the things that he does in preparation for a hunt is to shoot his bow kneeling, sitting and standing, while holding his draw for at least a minute before releasing the arrow. This mimics what is realistically going to happen in the woods and greatly improves his mental and physical fortitude. He recently arrowed a P&Y Grizzly at 35 yds after being at full draw for almost a minute. Raising your skill level is a matter of discipline and repetition. If you practice like you hunt, your body will naturally do what it’s supposed to do even under pressure!
Readiness: Every hunt has different demands in order to be successful. You have probably heard the saying “train hard, hunt easy!” This is a great motto to live by when preparing for your trip. In my opinion, solid training builds the confidence needed to get the job done when the going gets tough, and it probably will if you hunt long enough. Readiness is being fully prepared for the adventure ahead. It encompasses knowledge, & skill, and takes into account the mental and physical aspects of the hunt as well. When planning a trip, it’s important to ask yourself “am I physically and mentally up to the task?” Often times, people wait until it’s too late to start preparing and they short cut their actual potential. This gets really critical on hunts like Elk, Mule Deer and sheep where you will be traversing mountainous terrain every day. Knowing your limits, and being able to push yourself to the next ridge and make that long shot is vital to your success. If you want to take on one of these challenging hunts, start preparing months ahead of time. You will enjoy your adventure so much more and stack the odds in your favor!
Here a few of my favorite resources that I recommend for your trip:
Call To Book Amazing Alaska Black Bear Baited Hunts
Top Gun Treks – Registered Guide Robert Jewett #1231