As a licensed Big Game Transporter, Grande Alaska presents accessible transports from Whittier or Seward to Prince William Sound. The service supplies transportation for hunters and their gear to any location on the sound. The pick-up for a return trip to Whittier or Seward is arranged for a specific date and place. These trips are reserved for hunters in search of Black Bears and Sitka Blacktail Deer.
The hunts are created with the experienced hunter in mind. Each hunter has the option of designing a hunt based on their personal preferences. During the spring, transports can carry the hunter and their gear to a site for hunting and can proceed to available lodging on sound. The hunter should make lodging arrangements before traveling. It is also possible to camp on one of the islands. Necessities and gear are the responsibilities of the hunter in these situations. The Big Game Transporter cannot be involved in any fashion of the hunt including plotting the hunt or processing the game.
Given the area, weather should be considered when planning. If the hunter’s choice location is not available, a contingent site can be selected. Additional days at the end of the trip can be expected and planned for in case weather delays hinder scheduled pick up. A satellite phone is a must in order to keep communication lines open.
Black Bear Hunting and Rates
In the Prince William Sound, Black Bear Hunting has been noted to have fairly high success rates. Spring and fall are the selected seasons for hunting. Dates range from May 7th to June 10th and September 1st to October 10th. Prices are set to meet a minimum amount of people. This includes the transport from Whittier or Seward to the Prince William Sound and the dingy used during the hunt. The size of the group, plus gear and game carried, can increase the number of trips needed and the overall price. Additional costs include: sales tax, U.S. Forest Service user fees, hunting license, tags for the big game, skinning and processing of game.
Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunting and Rates
The many islands of Prince William Sound offer hunters access to Sikta Blacktail deer and provides a great opportunity to select the location for hunting that fits the hunter’s needs. Up to 200 pounds of meat can be taken from a single Sitka Blacktail deer, although the amount is generally smaller. Non-residents are limited to four deer in a year, while Alaska residents are allowed 5. In the Prince William Sound, the deer hunting season ranges from August 1st to December 31st, weather permitting. After October 1st, both sexes are open to hunting. Before this date, only males may be hunted.
Prices are set to meet a minimum amount of people. This includes the transport from Whittier or Seward to the Prince William Sound and the dingy used during the hunt. The size of the group plus gear and game carried can increase the number of trips required and the overall price. Additional costs include: sales tax, U.S. Forest Service user fees, hunting license, tags for the big game, skinning and processing of game.