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A few of our favorite photos

A great photo and a great story make your in-field memories come alive

  • Jeff Engle 2016 with bear
    Jeff Engle 2016 with bear

    The first night in the stand we had a "very" nice bear come in and later a smaller bear. We turned down both knowing from the trail cam this bear was still to come! This monster seven footer bear dropped with one shot. Jeff was so excited the entire tree stand shook to the point I couldn't video!

  • Steaks
    Steaks

    This is the best way and normal way we cook our steaks! Yum!!!

  • Moose float scenery
    Moose float scenery

    Another view from one of the gravel bars along the float trip.

  • Fishing during the float trip
    Fishing during the float trip

    Fishing during the float trip when the guide is up on the hill trying to find you a moose is a nice bonus don't you think?

  • Hunter Bobby Shoults took this nice Bull in 2003
    Hunter Bobby Shoults took this nice Bull in 2003

    Taken on a fly-in hunt in Unit 20A; His son Robbie pictured here with myself and James Kinchen took a beautiful 62 inch B&C annual award wining Bull Moose just a day or two before. You'll see Robbie's picture with it around here somewhere!

  • No MREs
    No MREs

    Rib eye with taters, onions and some fresh mushrooms thrown in with a vegetable and/or rice is what keeps you going and keeps you warm during these hunts. Though we do carry a few MRE's and cup-a-soup only for shore lunches during bad weather or emergencies. And yes - we do bring taters fresh out of our garden, not dried or powdered!

  • Bull moose in 2014
    Bull moose in 2014

    Shoults group back again; this time they brought in Robbie's new son-in-law who took this nice Bull Moose in 2014 on a float hunt. Had two run ins with Wolf one of which got a haircut from a 338 mag. Saw some nice sheep and other very nice bull Moose.

  • Mark with his 58-inch moose
    Mark with his 58-inch moose

    Hunter Mark Connor took this on the fourth day of his float trip; dropped it about 50 yards from the river making an easy pack. 58 inches and looks to have double brow tines on each side.

  • Jimmy with his 2009 Moose
    Jimmy with his 2009 Moose

    Shot from the lawn chair he was sitting in when enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book! The bigger of two bulls locking antlers just 30 yards from the cabin. Some people have all the luck!

  • Another Scenery shot of our Moose hunting float trips!
    Another Scenery shot of our Moose hunting float trips!

  • Hunter Joe Watson holding up what's for dinner!
    Hunter Joe Watson holding up "What's for Dinner"!

    Fresh caught Arctic Grayling, filleted, battered ad deep fried! Put them next to fried taters and onions and cooked vegetables is a meal that can't be beat! Unless it is Surf and Turf by adding Moose tenderloin!

  • Father/Son Hunt - Two hunters, two Grizzlies!
    Father/Son Hunt - Two hunters, two Grizzlies!

    Joe is Adam's Dad, Adam is already on these pages with his own bear. On the Father/Son Hunt. Two hunters, two Grizzlies! In all, on their 7 day hunt we counted 24 different Grizzly Bears! We also encountered a pack of Wolves on a Moose kill fighting with a Grizzly Bear over ownership of said Moose.

  • View from one of the cabins
    View from our cabin

    On The Wood River where we do our spring Black Bear and Grizzly Bear hunts over bait.

  • Bobby Shoults 2015 with grizzly
    Mr. Bobby Shoults 2015

    Our first year of a new regulation allowing Grizzlies to be taken from Bait stations in Game Unit 20A. We had two Grizzlies hitting the bait at the same time, a male and a female. Mr. Bobby took the bigger of the two, this nice dark colored bear with blond highlights!

  • Moose hunt
    Moose hunt

    Hunter Robbie Shoults with a 62" Boone and Crocket Annual Certificate award winning Bull Moose taken in the Alaska Range. Robbie and family operate Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, Texas so you know where the meat went!

  • Mark with bear 2013
    Mark with bear 2013

  • Rafting
    Float hunting

    Assistant James Kinchen and Hunter Craig Roberts float hunting.

  • Grizzly bear hunt
    Grizzly bear hunt

    Air Force Member John Kimble on his donated hunt before being deployed to Iraq; he made it back safely!

  • starting bunkhouse
    Beginnings of the bunkhouse

  • Cory's moose
    Cory's moose

    Canadian Hunter Cory with his Alaska Range 58 incher.

  • Craig with his 52 inch bull 2009
    Craig with his 52 inch bull 2009

  • Hunting camp
    Hunting camp

    James Kinchen; The Quintessential Outdoorsmen and best assistant guide I've ever had the pleasure to work with!

  • Jake's Bear
    Jake's Bear

    Jake with second bear 6 ft 8 inches, his first bear was over 6 foot, both taken with pistol. His Texas hunting buddies dubbed him Jakie Two Bears!

  • View from one of the cabins along the way
    View from one of the cabins along the way

    Behind the cabin overlooking a slough. Looking down river to some limestone crags that hold Dall Sheep. We have seen many nice bull moose on the foothills just below.

  • Gonzalos Spring Bear
    Gonzalos Spring Bear
  • Me and Wes with bear 2010
    Me and Wes with bear 2010

  • Float trip camp
    Float trip camp

    A typical camp on our float trips, cots, pads, tent heaters; yes it is extra weight to fly out but the comfort of my hunters are worth it!

  • Gary's moose
    Gary's moose

    Gary Willems with his 55 inch bull moose taken in the Alaska Range.

  • Black bear hunt
    Black bear hunt

    Mickey took this bear with me when I was working for Alaska Private Guide Service. No one has ever seen a Cinnamon bear this big nor since! What a Hog!

  • Big Bend
    Big Bend

    Big Bend at the southern end of the Lime Stone Crags less than half way through the float; once we get around this bend we start seeing Dall Sheep.

  • Grizzly hunt
    Grizzly hunt

    Adam took this Tolklat Grizzly on his third day of his Father/Son hunt with Dad Joe; who also got his own bear on his third stalk. The name Tolklat is used for grizzly bears with blond bodies and dark legs.

  • Bear hunt
    JV White. Black Belt takes Black Bear!

    I couldn't talk him into going hand to hand combat. His father Jim also took a nice black bear. When my camp helper was stuck in the outhouse with a young black bear at the door, I asked JV to get something to shoot with. He showed up with a 500 Remington. I should have asked for the video camera.

  • Craig's moose
    Craig's moose

    Craig Roberts with his 52 inch bull moose, cow called this bull to within 30 yards before the shot.

  • sauna
    Sauna

    Hunting from Bear Camp doesn't mean roughing it!

  • Landon's bear
    Landon's bear

    14 year old Landon Hill took this bruiser on his first ever big game hunt in 2014 hunting with his grandfather Stan Hill and Grandma Nona; in his own words the next morning he said 'You know Grandpa, something about shooting a bear changes a man!'

  • Matt and Sarah with both bears
    Matt and Sarah with both bears

    Matthew and Sarah Smith on their 2012 Honeymoon hunt; they took their bears within an hour of each other from different stands. They also helped work on the bunkhouse now dubbed 'The Honeymoon Suite.'

  • Fred on 2015 hunt
    Fred on 2015 hunt

  • Randy working on the upper deck of the bunkhouse
    Bunkhouse

    Sauna below, bunkhouse on top while in the works 2011

  • Randy (right) and Joe with his 52 inch antlers 2009
    Joe's 52 inch antlers

    Joe Watson with his 52 inch bull while hunting with Brother-in-law Craig Roberts.

  • Mike Calhon
    Mike Calhon

  • cabin after addition
    Cabin after addition

  • Jake Allan with his 56 inch Bull
    Jake Allan with his 56 inch Bull

  • Ryan Page with nice bear and big smile!
    Ryan Page with nice bear and big smile!

  • A spring griz hunter ... stuck!
    A spring griz hunter ... stuck!

  • Robbie Schultz
    Robbie Schultz and his bear

  • building the addition to the cabin
    Building the addition to the cabin

  • A Griz we got near the cabin
    A Griz we got near the cabin

  • 1st cabin inside north
    1st cabin inside north

  • Bobbie Schultz and his black bear
    Bobbie Schultz and his black bear

  • inside the cabin
    Inside the cabin

    All the comforts of home