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Professional Halibut Fishing Charters in Homer Alaska since 1979

Unguided Black Bear Hunts

North Country Charters provides transportation services for unguided black bear hunters during the spring and fall season.

Aboard the M/V Irish our hunters will experience that same high standard of customer service and expertise that our fishing clientele have come to know and trust for the past 34 years. Spring black bear hunting the lower Kenai Peninsula and Gulf Coast can be a tremendously rewarding and memorable experience. The Chugach Mountain Range is a pristine wilderness home to an abundant and healthy black bear population. Black bears come out of their dens in mid April and begin feeding on the newest spring vegetation that grows along the shoreline. Your hunt will consist of you glassing the shoreline from the comfort of our 53 foot vessel the Irish, and hiking the foothills and mountains of the Chugach.

The Irish will serve as your floating lodge for up to 6 days, where you will be provided with hearty meals and a comfortable, dry, safe sleeping area. Complete with all the amenities the Irish is the perfect mobile base camp for this do it yourself hunt. Your hunt begins in the Homer Harbor early morning as soon as your gear is loaded and we've checked all appropriate licensing. Although the first day our run time could be up to 5 hours to our initial hunting grounds the hunt really starts soon after leaving the harbor as our hunters can begin glassing the shoreline for likely trophies. Each night your crew will find a safe comfortable anchorage in the heart of prime bear country. Once a bear of your choosing is spotted we can skiff you ashore in our large rigid hulled inflatable, where you can begin your stalk. For those hunters wishing to hunt the tidal flats or hike inland to hunt the hills or mountainsides, we will drop you off early in the morning (after breakfast) with a handheld VHF radio and a sack lunch, and you can just radio us in the evening for a pickup, where we will bring you back with your trophy for you to skin and process on our large covered deck. Black bears in this area are regularly 5 and a half to 6 and a half feet squared with trophies occasionally exceeding 7 foot. The spring bear is fresh out of his den with a healthy un-rubbed coat and delicious meat. Included in your hunt package is ample time to purse trophy halibut and tasty rockfish.

As this is a do-it-yourself hunt we would like to remind our clients that your crews are not big game hunting guides, we are considered a big game transporter; which means we cannot accompany you ashore during your hunt, we may only provide you with food and lodging and transportation to and from the field.

Spring and Fall 2014 Black Bear rates

  • $2500 per person for 6 day 5 nights (minimum 4 people) all inclusive
  • Custom hunts can be arranged at an adjusted rate

ADF&G Hunting Regulations

  • Black Bear cubs or sows with cubs are NOT allowed to be harvested.
  • Black bear hides and skulls must be sealed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  • Evidence of sex MUST remain naturally attached to hide.
  • Before June 1st, all black bear meat MUST be salvaged and removed from the field.
  • Glacier Bears (blue faze) are NOT allowed to be harvested
  • All hunters are responsible for complying with Fish and Game regulations

Hunting and Fishing licenses 

  • Non resident hunting license $85
  • 7 day non resident fishing license $55
  • Black bear locking tag $225

You can purchase your licenses online at ADF&G Click here

List of items to bring:

  • Rifle 270 cal. or larger, Bow and Arrows
  • Ammunition
  • Good waterproof hiking boots
  • Rain Gear, all purpose outdoor clothing
  • Layered non cotton clothes
  • Leisure clothes (for sitting around in the boat)
  • Slippers
  • Day Pack/ frame pack
  • Skinning knives w/ sharpening stone
  • Drag Rope
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • Binoculars/ spotting scope
  • range finder
  • Flagging tape
  • Water Bottle
  • Water filter or purification tablets
  • First Aid kit
  • Survival Kit (space blanket, waterproof matches, etc.)
  • Camera
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • GPS or Compass (know how to use them)
  • Personal toiletries

Remember this is an unguided hunt so bring any items you deem necessary to facilitate a do-it-yourself hunt.

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Irish Halibut Charters
Box 889, Homer, Alaska 99603
Email: fishing@irishcharters.com
Toll Free 1-800-770-7620

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