Black Bear Hunting Alaska and Long Range Fishing Trip
Welcome to your next Alaska Bear Hunting Adventure!
For the past 23 years, Ninilchik Charters has grown from our success of providing great hunting and fishing adventures to thousands of people. We understand that a hunting trip to Alaska involves a large investment and requires a substantial amount of research. We are excited about having you aboard, and the best way for us to get started is by providing you as much information as possible about our Alaska bear hunting trip. Below, you’ll find detailed information about our 5 day, 4 night on the Kenai Peninsula Black Bear hunt. We designed this information in hopes that it will give you a better understanding of what to expect on your Alaska bear hunting adventure.
We look forward to seeing you this upcoming season!
2018 Dates Available
April 2 -April 6 | FULLY BOOKED
April 9- April 13 | FULLY BOOKED
April 16- April 20 | FULLY BOOKED
April 23- April 27 | FULLY BOOKED
April 30- May 4 | FULLY BOOKED
May 7- May 11 | FULLY BOOKED
May 14- May 18 | FULLY BOOKED
May 21- May 25 | FULLY BOOKED
May 28- June 1 | FULLY BOOKED
August 13- August 17 | 2 SPOTS
August 20 – August 24 | FULLY BOOKED
August 27 – August 31 | 2 SPOTS
** Please contact us for current rates and specials **
2019 Dates Available
April 15 -April 19 | 10 Spots
April 22- April 26 | 10 Spots
April 29- May 3 | 10 Spots
May 6- May 10 | 10 Spots
May 13- May 17 | 8 Spots
May 20- May 24 | 10 Spots
May 27- May 31 | 10 Spots
August 19- August 23 | 10 Spots
August 26 – August 30 | 10 Spots
** Please contact us for current rates and specials **
2019 Locations Available
HOMER – OR- PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
The Logistics | Alaska Bear Hunting
Hunt Length: 6 days, 5 nights
Boat- based hunt: We have 2 larger Deltas for your hunt. Our 50 FT Delta- The Sundy sleeps 6 hunters comfortably. Our 43 FT Delta- The Arctic Endeavor sleeps 4 hunters comfortably.
Locations to hunt: We offer hunts in both Homer and Prince William Sound starting 2019.
Private Restrooms: Both of our boats have a private restroom for your comfort.
Spacious- Covered Deck: Both boats are designed with an expanded deck for extra spacious. Both boats are fully covered with custom designed canvases, making hunts comfortable in all weather conditions.
Freezer Space: Both boats have multiple freezers on board for your convenience to use during your week hunt with us. This makes storing meat and hides easy and accessible.
Meals Provided: All meals are provided during your week long hunt. Review our meals and lodging page for more information.
Unguided Hunting: This is a DIY- hunt allowing you to set the pace for your hunting week. We hunt areas that thrive in population, allowing more success opportunities for our hunters. Please review our Transporter page to learn more about our role in your hunt.
100 lbs of Fish Processing Included: We make it easy for our hunters by including fish processing at our Ninilchik Office location up to 100 lbs (if office is open for processing in Spring and Fall). We charge $1.00 per pound after you’ve reach your 100 lb. credit. 100 lbs per group or 50 lbs per single hunter- not included in a group reservation
Hunting Limit Information
NON- RESIDENT hunters are allowed to take 1 bear of either sex during the Spring hunt
RESIDENT hunters are allowed to take 3 bears of either sex during the Spring hunt
Radios: Many hunters choose to spot and stalk hunt with a good pair of binoculars in hand. Other hunters choose to hunt from a stationary position glassing drainages, avalanche chutes, and open meadows. Whether you choose to hunt the beaches or hike up, we provide you with hand-held radios at all times. This allows you to radio over to us on the boat for a quick pick up once your kill is down!
Important Hunting Regulations
- Cubs, or sows with cubs are not legal to harvest
- Before June 1st, all black bear meat MUST be taken from the field
- Black bear hides and skulls must be sealed by ADFG or approved vendor
- Evidence of sex MUST be naturally attached to the hide
- Glacier bears (blue phase) bears are NOT allowed to be harvested
Lawful Hunting: We at Ninilchik Charters promote fair chase and lawful hunting at all times. We have a close working relationships with the Alaskan State Troopers, The Alaskan Department of Fish and Game, and the Coast Guard. We strive for a safe, lawful hunting experience. We follow all hunting and fishing regulations, and encourage local law enforcement agencies to visit us during the hunt. We have a good reputation, and we conduct our hunts in a manner to maintain it
Proxy Hunts: We do not allow Proxy Hunting on our vessels. This means that you may not take an animal for another, even if that family member is present or under age. If they cannot take the animal themselves, then we recommend looking for a guided hunt or contacting another outfit.
Transporter Role: In Alaska hunting regulations, there is a significant difference between a big game “Transporter” and a big game “Guide”. We are Big Game Transporters. We offer transportation and lodging services to hunters looking for a more “do-it-yourself” type of hunt. You as the hunter determine the overall pace of the hunt. You will also be hunting with your hunting partners and not a guide. You can set your own level of difficulty, and only you choose which Black Bear to take.
Game Care | Shipping Information
We receive many questions about game care in the field, and shipping your fish and game home. We hope this section will answer our most common questions.
Once a Black Bear has been taken, it needs to be immediately kill-tagged and field dressed. After that, there are 2 ways to get your bear to the skiff, you can harvest your bear right on the beach (the most common way) or you can skin and quarter your bear in the field and frame-pack it out.
We recommend that hunters wishing to hike inland, bring a pack-frame to get their bear out. Once you are on the beach, you and your bear will be picked up, and you’ll be skiffed back to the boat. Our large covered back deck has plenty of room, and works well to skin and quarter a bear. Temperatures at this time of year are usually good for hanging bear quarters.
Freezer space will be provided for hunters wishing to have their bear hides frozen for taxidermy.
Most hunters pack their meat in our wax shipping boxes provided, and fly them home as extra baggage. Each shipping box will hold roughly 50 pounds of meat. Be sure to check with your airline carrier about extra bag charges so there are no surprises when flying home with extra bags.
Once you are back in Town you MUST have your bear hide sealed before it is allowed to leave the state of Alaska.
Our Hunting Vessels
Ninilchik Charters operates out of Homer in the Chugach National Forest for our Spring/ Fall Alaska Bear hunts. We operate 2 vessels: the 50 foot “Sundy”, and the 43 foot “Arctic Endeavor”. We use these 2 vessels to transport our hunters to the remote areas of the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak for additional hunting opportunities.
- These vessels also serve as our lodging and base camp during the hunt.
- Your vessel will have a knowledgeable, experienced captain and deck hand on board that will provide transport, lodging, and meals during your hunt.
Each day of your hunt, you will be skiffed into shore with your hunting partner. You and your hunting partner will be dropped off in good hunting areas equipped with a radio and a strobe light. When you choose to end your Alaska bear hunting day, radio the boat, and we promptly pick you (and your bear) up, and return to the boat for the night.
– Please contact us via email to receive our detailed information packet –
On behalf of The Ninilchik Charters Team, we look forward to your hunt with us!
907.260.7825 | email@example.com