Hawk Mountain Air does a variety of drop hunts for big game including dall sheep, mountain goat, brown bear, moose, caribou and black bear. We have access to the most remote and rugged country were these animals rarely gaze upon a man. Check out the different species for more details. Remember, you must be an Alaskan resident to hunt dall sheep, mountain goat, or brown bear without a guide.
Peninsula Brown Bear
Peninsula Brown drop hunts are conducted every even year in the spring, and every odd year in the fall. These hunts take place in unit 9B around the Iliamna area. This area holds large number of mature bears with the possibility of taking a bear in excess of ten feet. The fall season is October 1st through October 20th. The spring season is May 10th through May 30th. You must be a resident of the state of Alaska to hunt Brown/Grizzly bear as a non resident without a guide.
Rate: $2250 per person
Grizzly bear drop hunts are conducted in units 16B, and 19C. These hunts will be conducted on the mountain slopes for bears on berries, or on streams were the bears are after salmon. The seasons start in unit 16B on August 20th, and the season in unit 19C start on September 1st and both seasons continue through May 30th. We drop hunters usually in the months of April/May for the spring hunts and September/October for the fall hunts. You must be a resident of the state of Alaska to hunt Grizzly bear without a guide.
Rate: $2000 per person
Dall sheep drop hunts are conducted in units 16B, and 19C. We have had good success rates on putting hunters in good areas to harvest mature rams. The season in unit 16B starts August 20th through September 25th. Unit 19C starts August 10th through September 20th. You must be a resident of the state of Alaska to hunt Dall sheep without a guide.
Rate: $3,000 per person
Moose drop hunts are conducted in units 14A, 16B, and 19C. These areas hold a stable moose population, with the chance to harvest a bull in the 60 inch class a very likely possibility. Things to remember when hunting moose is once a bull is down the real work begins. All of the meat must be taken, along with evidence of sex attached as per Alaska law.
Rate: $4500 per person *
Caribou drop hunts are conducted in units 16B and 19C. The season in unit 16B starts August 10th through September 30th, unit 19C starts August 10th through September 20th. These areas have excellent genetics with the possibility of taking a Boone and crockett caribou. Things to remember are much like the moose once a bull is down all of the meat must be taken along with evidence of sex attached per Alaska law.
Rate: $3500 per person *
Black bear drop hunts are conducted in units 14A and 16B. We do these drop hunts starting on April 1st through October 30th. This is a great hunt for families or young kids wanting to start out their big game hunting career with not much out of pocket, and also having a great Alaskan experience. The black bear population in these areas of Alaska is staggering. These units allow for an excellent hunting experience with a lot of action. Things to remember are for the spring hunts until June 1st all of the meat of the black bear must be salvaged along with evidence of sex attached. After June 1st you are only required to salvage the hide and skull with evidence of sex attached. Also cubs and or sows accompanied by cubs are not allowed to be harvested.
Rate: $1750 per person
* Price of $4,000 for moose and $3,000 for caribou in 19C includes the Styx, South Fork of Kuskokwim, Post, Dillinger, Big Salmon, Pingston, and Tonzona rivers, and everything north of the MacArthur river in unit 16B. It does not include the Little Underhill, Swift, Big River, or Windy. Those areas would be a price increase of additional $500 per person.