Hunt Prices

I realize that hunting in Alaska is not an inexpensive endeavor and I appreciate the trust you have in me when paying your hard-earned money. I understand and appreciate that you have given considerable thought, preparation, and time, when deciding to go on an adventure like this. I take this very seriously and strive to give you the hunt of a lifetime. Thank You – Mike Zweng


*$2500 trophy fee on bear and goat hunts.

Included in the Price of the Hunt

  • Guide service
  • Meals
  • Lodging while in the field
  • Field care of meat and trophies

NOT Included in the Price of the Hunt

  • Airfare to designated origin of hunt (i.e. Anchorage, Kodiak)
  • Hotel before and after hunt (including lodging fees incurred due to delays getting to the field because of weather, mechanical issues, or other items out of our control)
  • License and tags
  • Meat processing
  • Shipping meat and/or trophies

Payment Policy

To reserve a hunt, a 10% deposit is required. If your hunt requires you to draw a permit in the state lottery system (Bear, Goat, Elk), the balance must be brought to 100% of the contracted price within 10 days of the drawing results being posted by the State of Alaska (if you successfully draw a permit). If you are unsuccessful in the state drawing, all money paid will be applied to the same hunt one year later, and you will be re-submitted in the drawing at the appropriate time.

Refund Policy

Once your deposit is paid, AAS will stop attempting to fill that slot and may actually have to turn other clients away because we are considered to be fully booked. By paying your deposit, you are buying a slot in our schedule. Because of this, if you cancel your trip after your deposit is paid, it is non-refundable unless you provide another hunter to take your place, or if AAS is able to fill the slot you booked with another hunter and we will make every attempt to do so. Note that an alternate hunter must be provided in time to be submitted for the drawing, and must be eligible to hunt. If for any reason you are unable to go on your trip due to reasons outside the control of yourself or AAS, any monies paid will be non-refundable. Purchasing travel insurance is your way to insure you will not lose any money paid if it is not possible for you to go on your trip. If AAS decides we must cancel your hunt, we will refund all money paid.

Travel Insurance

AAS strongly recommends that you purchase “Cancel For Any Reason” travel insurance to protect any money you have paid to AAS, or towards your trip. Please do your research to insure the coverage you purchase covers any and all reasons for cancellation. Note that many insurance companies require you to purchase your policy within a short time period after paying your initial deposit (sometimes within 20 days). Should you choose to not purchase travel insurance, the investment you have made in your trip will not be protected should you not be able to go due to reasons outside the control of AAS.

Licenses & Permits

Please follow this link to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game that lists all license and tag fees.

Kodiak Brown Bears are hunted every spring and every fall, but you must draw a permit to hunt them. Chances of drawing a permit vary depending on the area applied for and other factors. In the past, the areas I guide in can range from about 20% to 80% chance of drawing a permit.

The process of submitting for the draw is very simple and literally takes less than 5 minutes. I will send you a client information sheet, and once returned to me, I will purchase your license for you and submit you in the drawing.

The application deadline for draw hunts varies but is usually Nov 1 to mid-December.