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Hunting Trophy Alaska Moose
Hunt Record Class Alaskan Moose
on the remote Alaska Peninsula
Gary "Butch" King - Alaska Master Guide
100% Success: 2014 and 2015
The Alaska Peninsula may be the last wilderness hold out for world record class moose with 70 to 80 inch antler spreads. The Alaska-Yukon Moose is the largest of all the deer species. Moose can be found from Russia to Newfoundland, but the largest trophy moose in the world come from Alaska and more often than not, the biggest trophy moose taken in Alaska come from our vast hunting concession near Wildman Lake Lodge. The Rose Bull, taken by Mark Rose at Wildman Lake Lodge is the #1 Alaska-Yukon Moose for the Boone & Crockett 25th Awards Record Book.
Wildman Lake Lodge has two huge guiding concessions in the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, we are permitted to hunt tens of thousands of acres of lands managed by the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources and have been granted a long term leasehold to establish a world class hunting and fishing lodge in the heart of this incredible wilderness hunting and fishing area. Our combined areas reach across the Alaska Peninsula, from the Bering Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and run about 100 miles in length, encompassing nearly 1.5 million acres of Alaska’s best trophy moose and Alaska brown bear habitat.
Each September, we outfit hunts for a very limited number of trophy hunters, whose quest is to take only the finest trophy available. We are hunting specific trophy class bulls that we know to be at the peak of maturity, sporting heavy antlers spreading between in 60 to 80 inch. . Hunting is done from strategically located tent spike camps that we have recently established, often in some of our brushier country, after days of preseason scouting. Our goal being to catch up to these giant moose where the big bulls are gathering their cows for the rut that begins in mid-September.
The hunt begins the morning after your arrival in spike camp, with glassing from the best vantage point available. Yoiur experience guide will looking for a glimps or flash of the magnificent antlers, often on a distant hillside, or opening between willow or alder patches. We often know wallows where the bulls mark their territory, tearing up the surrounding brush. Moose are like their smaller counter parts in the deer family, they move early and late in the day and like to bed during the day, so patiants is a hunter's best friend. If visual contact can not be made while glassing, calling and raking can be quite effective bring the big bull out of the brush during the rut which is sure to occur during our September hunting season.
Success has been high on classic Alaska-Yukon Moose with antler spreads in the sixty to seventy inch class. Typically we take a few bulls in excess of seventy inches each season. Our largest trophy moose in recent years at Wildman Lake Lodge was the huge 81 inch Rose Bull, which went Number 1 Alaska-Yukon Moose in Boone and Crockett for the 25th Big Game Awards. Antler size varies from year to year with seasonal weather conditions, just like whitetail or any other deer. Regardless of the number of inches wide, any bull in the sixty plus range makes a very impressive trophy, worthy of the center of your fireplace. The Alaska Peninsula is, without a doubt, Alaska's finest trophy moose area. Selecting one of our fully guided and outfitted trophy moose hunts is your best bet in taking a record class Alaska-Yukkon Moose like those pictured below.
Wildman Lake Lodge is a deluxe wilderness lodge facility located in Alaska's finest trophy moose country on the remote Alaska Peninsula. From our lodge, we own and operate our own aircraft which are always available to service our camps. Each hunting guests is flown to different spike camp to hunt with their personal guide for the trophy desired. Camps are checked often and moved to fresh areas as needed to assure each hunter the best chances for a successful hunt. Our guides are some of the best and most experienced moose and bear hunters in Alaska. Most of them have been hunting these areas with me for several years. These are professional licensed Alaska Guides, experienced in all types of Alaska hunting, including the situations the arise in the field such as: judging trophies, butchering, skinning, fleshing and taking care of your trophy as well as the necessary duties around spike camp. Hunting guests are asked only to bring their weapon of choice, personal clothing, footwear and a warm sleeping bag. All other food, supplies and camp gear will be provided by the Wildman Lake Lodge. Spike camps include comfortable weather tight tents, Weatherport® camps and remote hunting cabins.