Alaska DIY Hunting Trips | Transporter Role

When it comes to Alaska DIY hunting, there are rules and regulations in which we honorably follow. When booking with us, we want to make sure that you are 100% made aware of our role in your hunt. Please review the rules and regulations below PRIOR TO BOOKING WITH US! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. | 907.299.9559

Type Of Hunt | Alaska DIY Hunts

First and foremost, we want to make sure you fully understand that this Alaska DIY hunt is a “Self- Guided” hunt. What this means is that you, as the hunter, are responsible for all hunting techniques and guiding yourself. This also means that, you as the hunter, get to set the pace for which you hunt. We tailor our hunts to this style of hunting to provide avid, knowledgeable hunters the opportunity to experience Alaska and Kodiak at their own pace and at an affordable rate.  

Transported Hunts Offered

Kodiak Sitka Blacktail Hunts | Alaska Black Bear Hunts

Transporter Role | Alaska DIY Hunts

The most common question we get asked is if we operate as a guide. To be clear, prior to booking, we are NOT guides. We operate as TRANSPORTERS only. What does this mean for your Alaska DIY hunt? This means that we legally CANNOT conduct the following:

  • Guide you in the process of hunting- this means we cannot TELL YOU where to HUNT
  • Provide maps of any kind for targeting game- please research areas prior to booking
  • Assist removal of your game from the field, other than by providing the transportation
  • Assist in the skinning, de-boning, or butchering of your meat once on board
  • Assist in the care of meat while on/off board
  • Provide ANY hunting equipment necessary to hunt, remove, or clean game- we do provide fishing gear and processing

Transporter Vs. Guide | Alaska DIY Hunts

Below, we are breaking down the differences between Alaska DIY hunts versus guided options that you have here in Alaska.

Transported Hunts

On an Alaska DIY hunt, a transporter can only assist you in the hunting process as a form of transportation only. They are not legally allowed to assist you in any other aspect of the hunt. Benefits:

  • Affordable
  • Ability to get to areas that are harder to travel
  • Self- Guided- Set your own pace
  • Enjoy hunts with additional hunting partners
  • Rugged outdoor experience
  • All meals provided
  • All lodging provided
  • All transportation provided

This hunting style is best for hunters who are knowledgeable of the game they are hunting, the terrain in which they will be hunting, proficient with maps/ geographic, and prefers a more rugged hunting experience.

Guided Hunts

Unlike Alaska DIY hunts, a guide can be used to help assist in the overall hunting process. Guides are often a great use for hunters who are not familiar with the terrain they are hunting, the species they are hunting, or lack extensive knowledge of hunting technique in the desired hunting locations.

While guides can be of great use, they are also the most expensive and ranging in pricing from $7,000-$20,000+ depending on what you are hunting for. If you are unfamiliar with the hunt or would feel comfortable having someone assist you in the hunting process, then a guide would be great option. [/box]

For more information on Transporters and Guided hunting, please refer to Alaska Department of Fish and Game. We want to make sure you are fully aware of which style hunt you are purchasing so you have the most success!

Overall Hunt Success

This brings us to our next topic! Every hunter we speak to wants to know about success! Who wouldn’t? So let’s shed some light on the topic while we are here. We cannot GUARANTEE a KILL. What this means is that YES, you will have the OPPORTUNITY to see animals and possible killing chances, depending on a variety of factors. Your kill guarantee 100% depends on your strategy, technique, and ability. We have no control over this aspect of the hunt.

We highly recommend you research the areas in which you are wanting to hunt for the type of game you are interested in. You can find more information at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Part of success is being prepared.


If you have any questions regarding the above, please feel free to reach out to us at any time. We look forward to hunting with you this season! | tel:907.299.9559

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