Alaska Wilderness Enterprises
You will experience the finest in Big Game Hunting and Sport-Fishing that Alaska has to offer. From the Salmon rich streams of southeast Alaska’s majestic rain forests to the mighty Yukon River Valley, our 25 years of experience ensures an Alaskan adventure of a lifetime.
We are dedicated to the Alaska bound adventure traveller and have successfully guided our clients to the most productive big game rich areas of the state.
Wilderness Enterprises offers unparalleled personal service and we dedicate our business to the success and enjoyment of your big game or sport-fishing trip.
Joe and Victoria Letarte came to Alaska in 1979 and have been involved in the Big Game Hunting industry since that time. Joe has a Master Guide license with experience spanning from the Brooks Range to the Alaska Range, and from the Aleutians to most of Southeast Alaska. With knowledge of hunting in such a vast area, it has enabled Joe to select the best game rich areas in the state to conduct their business. Currently, hunts are conducted in three geographically different locations, the Alaska Range, the Yukon River Valley and the Tongass National Forest.
In the Alaska Range, the focus is on Dall Sheep, Moose, Interior Grizzly, Caribou, Wolf, and Wolverine. This area in the heart of the majestic Alaska Range features broad valleys, sprawling glaciers and abundant game populations that offer quality trophies in an unspoiled wilderness setting.
In the Tongass National Forest, our operations are based out of Yakutat. This is one of the most game rich areas in the world, hosting large populations of Brown Bears, Black Bears, Mountain Goat and the largest Salmon runs found in Alaska. This coastal wilderness of old growth Sitka Spruce in the forelands gives way to the Glacier strewn valleys of the Brabazon Mountains, then rises up toward the majestic St. Elias Range. This mystical wilderness is home to a rare color phase of the Black Bear known as the Glacier Bear only to be found in this area.
Our third area of operation is in the Yukon River Valley. This particular area is one of the most remote wilderness areas left on earth. Our concession of 4.3 million acres is one of the largest Black Bear concessions in the world. This wetland is ideal habitat for Black Bear and hosts the largest population of Black Bear found in North America. The cinnamon color phase is quite abundant in this area also, so along with the large number of Black Bear, this allows for a bag limit of three bears per hunter. A good population of Interior Grizzlies also hold claim to this
remote wilderness area.
About this trip
10 Day Hunt
Sheep & Grizzly Combo $25,000
Our Grizzly hunts take place in the Alaska Range south of Fairbanks. This area of the Alaska Range, with its heavy willow draws and large open meadows, provides ideal habitat for some of the best grizzly hunting in Alaska.
Both Moose and Grizzly can be hunted individually or in a combination hunt. There is an abundant population of both species, with an excellent opportunity for trophy animals. The area regularly produces 60” bulls and Grizzly up to 9’ square.
At this time of year the full spectrum of fall colors are a sight not easily forgotten. Base camps vary in some locations from cabins to
Cabela’s dome tents with a separate cook tent for meal preparation.
Our Sheep hunts take place in the Alaska Range just south of Fairbanks. The Alaska Range boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery that Alaska has to offer. Its lush Alpine meadows and vast glacial formations provide some of the finest Dall Sheep habitat in the Interior. This area is capable of producing 38” rams, or better.
Walking is good, though hunters should be in condition to walk 3-5 miles per day. Our base camp consists of a separate tent for meal preparation and 6-8 man Cabela’s dome tents with cots for sleeping. Spike camps are 3 man pack tents. We will hunt daily out of base camps or spike out as needed to provide the best opportunity at a trophy ram.
Guiding 1×1 (unless otherwise specified)
Field care of game
Primarily, we hunt for trophy Sheep, Moose, Grizzly, Brown and Black Bear, Glacier Bear and Mountain Goat, (Wolf and Wolverine may be taken on some hunts). Considerable effort, planning and expense goes into the coordination of a successful, first class hunt prior to the trip itself; therefore a nonrefundable 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking reservation. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to hunt.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking reservation. Tentative reservations held without a full deposit are not guaranteed and are nonrefundable. All funds are payable in certified funds, cash, travelers checks or money orders. Deposits are nonrefundable. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to hunt. If a cancellation is made in 90 days prior to the departure date, your deposit will be applied to a trip the following year.
You are welcome to take your meat with you. Meat that will fit with you and your gear on your outbound flight is included. If there are any extra flights for meat, you must pay for those flights in advance.
Alaska’s back countryFlying in Alaska’s back country requires a great deal of skill, experience and knowledge. Safety is our number one concern. We have picked our Air Services for both safety and experience. They do their best to ensure prompt service, but they cannot and will not fly in bad conditions, (heavy rain, fog, high winds, etc.). The weather is out of our control, we rely on the expert knowledge and experience of our pilots. Your gear must be limited to 45 lbs. If you and your gear cannot go in and out of camp in one load, you will be charged for extra flights.
Spring Black Bear for the Interior Hunt out of Fairbanks AlaskaTemp Days 60-70 F
Nights 40-50 F
Weight limit 50lbs Not Counting Rifle or Bow
Transportation to and from home to Fairbanks
Sleeping bag & personal gear
Cost of shipping trophy and/or meat to destination
Cost of foreign shipments
Lodging before and after hunt
Transportation to and from camp