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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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
A&L Outdoor Enterprises
607 Old Steese,
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701