We are now doing a very limited number of guided moose hunts so we will no longer be using a large luxury camp. We will be using small spike camps where you will be hunting 1x1 with your guide and there will never be over 2 hunters and 2 guides in camp. The meals will be cooked by the guide and we will try to keep them very basic. What you lose in luxury, you gain in our ability to move our camps to where the best hunting is. Your guide will have the ability to move camp if necessary, to get on a trophy moose. Hunting will be done with aluminum boats, with a prop or jet engine, making it possible to cover many miles in search of that trophy bull. Most hunting will be done close to the river with minimal walking. Another advantage you have with Willow Air is the fact we have our own airplanes and we don’t have to rely on someone else to fly you in and out of the bush. The moose season is 21 days long so we divide the season into two 10-day hunts Sept. 4-15 and Sept. 15-26. We only take a maximum of 2 hunters each hunt, optimizing your chances of success. There are also grizzly, black bear, wolf, and wolverine in the area that can be taken at no additional charge (tags must be purchased before the hunt).
The Innoko Wildlife Refuge is divided into 3 exclusive guide use areas, unlike state ground where multiple guides hunt the same area. I now have all three of these areas, making me the only guide allowed to guide on the entire refuge which is 3,850,000 acres or approx. 6000 square miles. This is the first time since the refuge was established that one guide has had the entire refuge. This area has some of the best moose hunting country that Alaska has to offer. This country is extremely remote and I am very fortunate to have an exclusive in this area. Due to increasing numbers and a harvestable surplus, Fish and Game extended the non-resident season by 5 days a few years ago.