ALASKA HUNTING


 

 




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A&L Outdoor Enterprises (02/12/08)
607 Old Steese
Ste-B, #342, 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
907-488-2352
masterguideaa@gci.net 




ABOUT US & YOUR HUNT: 

I want to share a few thoughts about what you can expect in your hunting experience with A&L Outdoor Enterprises.

As owner of A&L Outdoor Enterprises I consider myself your personal Guide and Host. As such, I strive for each of our clients to experience the hunt of a lifetime. My company Motto is: Preparation is the KEY to success in the "Wilds Of Alaska". I consider it my responsibility to sweat the "Details" in your behalf from the moment you arrive until your departure, so your hunt will be the very best it can be.

I first began my business with very little equipment and only a few clients. Since those early days 35 years ago our business has grown and expanded. So that today we service customers from virtually every State of the Union, Europe, and Australia.

You, the client, need to know enough about me to be confident in my ability to provide you the kind of hunt you want. You're interested in my reputation and the consistency of my operation. Realistically, not every past client of mine will express 100% satisfaction. Generally, the best indicators of a well-run outfit are long-term trends of general happiness with the game taken and the experience itself.

Your host, Master Guide Art Andreis, has been hunting Alaska for 35 years. As I am licensed to Guide/Outfit in units 8, 9, 12, 20, 25, 26 & 27. I can arrange for most any type of hunt you want. I have all the licenses, land-use-permits, leases and insurances required to access many different lands. I, personally assure you we use the very best equipment suited for your hunt.

As I do much of my own guiding I hire very few other guides. At my main camp in Tok, Alaska my wife Lou is in charge of the cooking and the general camp chores while I fly and guide. When I need guides, I use my two sons Chris and Gabe first as they are highly trained and best qualified to care for your needs. If I contract with others, they are always guides whom have worked with me for many years. 

I insist on INTEGRITY and the MAXIMUM EFFORT to be expended on your behalf to insure success. MYSELF AND ALL my guides are properly LICENSED, current in FIRST-AID, CPR and are prepared for emergency situations.

What you would be buying from me is DEDICATION & EXPERIENCE. One thing you can count on is that we "intend for you to be successful."

 

CARIBOU HUNTS:
 

  Until you've seen a huge bull caribou, trot across the tundra, head held high, with his snow white-cape outlined against an Autumn in full-colors, you have missed one of the north countries great sights.

  Commencing the Fall of 2001 non-residents started hunting the 40-mile caribou herd. Our Main-Camp is located in the very heart of the 40-mile country, where this herd congregates. Our camp is located on a large plateau at 2700 feet. Traditionally, caribou like to travel high in open country so our base-camp is ideally located. This country is primarily open tundra, scattered patches of spruce timber gradually fading out at the 3300 to 3500 foot level. Every spring, from the plateau camp we see thousands of cow caribou with their calves, as our camp location is central to their traditional range. In the fall, all surrounding hills are used by different sized caribou bands moving in/out and through the area.

   

  Caribou can be described as extremely wary, yet stupid and very curious. Sometimes they are very hard to get a shot at, yet easy to hunt. Actually, the only thing predictable about caribou is their unpredictability.

  Once a bull has seen you and starts his head-held high trot, you can forget about getting closer. Years ago, in what I now call my youthful ignorance I actually would run to head-off a bull for a shot, always without success. It's kind of like trying to head-off a bird in flight. The most efficient way to hunt caribou is by letting them come to you, adjusting your position slightly as necessary, well down-wind, waiting for your shot. We're looking for bulls with full white capes over the shoulders. Ideally, a rounded, basket-like type of antlers with long, heavy main-beams, having at least two long back points. Long, well-developed bez-points and double brow-points with wide-brow-palms, make high scoring trophies.

 

BEAR HUNTS: 


Interior Of Alaska Trophy Grizzly Hunts
  Grizzly camp is located in the very heart of Unit-20E, which is one of the few areas in Alaska where you can take a Grizzly every year. We have a remote, private camp and airstrip which we lease from the State. Our spring hunts coincide with the Moose & Caribou calving seasons which draws in the bears. Fall hunts commence in mid to late August when the berries are rich, on thru September in conjunction with our Trophy Moose/Caribou hunts. It is not unusual to see up to 20 bears on any given hunt. The bears are well colored, males usually much darker with Silvertip markings and the sows are usually much lighter and tend to run smaller. We are running an overall average of 7-feet on these bears. Dark males up to 8-1/2 feet have been taken at my camp.


Alaska Peninsula & Kodiak Brown Bear Expeditions:
  These hunts are conducted on remote lands on both Kodiak Island and the Alaska Peninsula. All Kodiak hunts are on a limited "Drawing-Hunt-Permit". I will put your name in for the permits in December for the following Spring hunts, and the following May for Fall hunts. The application process is identical to the one for my Dall Sheep hunts.  My Alaska Peninsula hunts are conducted on State lands and some private Native owned lands, on which, I have a contract to operate from the land owner. On both Kodiak, and the Alaska Peninsula, we are looking for LARGE BOARS ONLY. Physical conditioning is very important, as this is a true backpack hunt in rugged terrain. We concentrate on taking mature, large boars, with an occasional sow in the mix. Remember, anywhere you hunt on the Alaska Peninsula/Kodiak Island may produce a ten-foot bear.

 

 

MOOSE HUNTS:


 
No mightier member of the deer family is known than this hardy giant of the north, the irrepressible bull-moose. Because of their ability to withstand the toughest of winter and the toughest of snows they will always be one of the top big-game trophies of North America.

  Trophy sized antlers usually appear after the eighth year with moose living from 14-16 years. Bull moose make seasonal movements to wintering ground and for rutting. Our hunts are in September, during the rut, when the big-bulls are traveling, looking for cows. Our camps are located in travel-routes, drainages the bulls use every year, looking for cows. We hunt in Unit 20-E where many huge-bulls thrive. The new #1 bull with a score of over 260 B & C points was taken near our camp. In our guide area we take bulls over 50" antler spread or 4 or more brow-tines. We look for mature bulls with at least 5' of antler spread coupled with heavy-beams and big brow-palms, with the most brow-tines possible. We've taken bulls from 56' to 74" with an overall average of 60".

  My camp is very remote, located about 70 air-miles from Tok, Alaska. This camp is on private ground I lease from the State of Alaska. One of these leases is a private airstrip which gives me control over access. We have never seen another hunter, guided or resident in 20-years at this camp location. From the base-camp we range out in all directions, utilizing spike-camps in order to access all the drainages bull-moose travel during the rut.

DALL RAM HUNTS:


  Currently, these hunts are conducted in Units 12 & 20. Of all the hunting in Alaska, physical conditioning plays the MAJOR ROLL in having a successful hunt. Most of our hunting is done at the 3500 to 6000 foot level and there's places the hiking is steep and rugged. We do take impressive FULL CURL RAMS with heavy bases. The largest we've taken is 40+ inches, with the average between 35 and 38 inches.

 

  Primarily, our hunting is conducted in drainages of the Alaska Range. We also hunt the (TMA) Tok Management Area, the (DCUA) Delta Control Use area and the Mount Harper Area. All these areas are managed for Trophy Quality Sheep, and large, mature Ram success is high. These hunts are all Drawing permit Hunts , which I encourage all clients to apply for.

LODGING/CAMPS:
  Even though our camps are remote, I believe you will find them comfortable and well equipped. Accommodations will vary with the area you hunt. Hunts for Brown Bear and Dall Sheep are conducted from small, weatherproof, high quality tents, able to withstand the wind and weather associated with these hunts. Our main Moose/Grizzly camp has comfortable Quonset-Huts w/ Wood floors, and sleeping cots and wood heat. Other spike camps have small sleeping tents and a wall-tent for heat and cooking. Plenty of grub is provided, along with everything necessary for a complete camp.

A&L Outdoor Enterprises
607 Old Steese, 
Ste-B, #342, 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
907-488-2352

 

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