Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Grizzly Bear

Offered by Joey Klutsch

The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos) is the smaller inland cousin of the Brown Bear. The Grizzly’s in my area are mountain dwellers in the true sense. Most bears that we take care of in the 6 ½ to 7 ½ foot range. Due to the lack of protein and very short growing season, these Grizzly Bears are not able to reach the massive size of the bears in southern parts of the state. These bears depend mainly on berries, roots, ground squirrels, and the occasional dead caribou for food. They are plentiful yet can be challenging to hunt. Like the Brown Bear, they have an amazing sense of smell and surprisingly acute eyesight. An Arctic Grizzly is a truly beautiful animal that you will have to see to fully appreciate.

The Hunt method for Grizzly is almost all spot and stalk. We also hike up and down the valleys looking for them in areas where the habitat is ideal for bears. The best way is to sit on a hill overlooking a small valley with plenty of berry bushes and watch for bears. Caribou may be taken on a trophy fee basis. Dall Sheep may also be added.

  • Season: August 7 – 19 and August 19 – 29
  • Price: $12,500
  • Air Charter Fee: $2,000 Payable to air charter company in Cold Foot
  • Hunt License:
    • Non-Resident – $160/Non-Resident Alien – $630
  • Grizzly Locking Tag:
    • Non-Resident – $1,000/Non-Resident Alien – $1,300
  • Other Cost:
    • $150 Hunters Preservation Fund contribution
    • Wolf may be taken at no additional charge.
  • Wolf Locking Tag:
    • Non-Resident – $60/Non-Resident Alien – $100
    • Caribou may be taken on a trophy fee basis of $3,500
  • Caribou Locking Tag:
    • Non-Resident – $650/Non-Resident Alien – $850
    • Dall Sheep may be taken on a trophy fee basis of $14,500
  • Dall Sheep Locking Tag:
    • Non-Resident – $850/Non-Resident Alien – $1,100
Grizzly Bear Hunt
Grizzly Bear Hunt