Deadhorse OUtfitters LLC

Self-Guided Caribou Hunt 

WHO WE ARE:

Veteran-owned and operated transporter. We provide transportation for do-it-yourself (DIY) Caribou hunts that offer the best opportunity to hunt Barren Ground Caribou in Northern Alaska at a budget-friendly price.  

HOW TO CONTACT US:

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • 8 day/ 7 night (DIY) Self-Guided Caribou Non-Resident hunts ($3,300 per person) (Non-hunter $2,000) **Transportation only**

  • 8 day/ 7 night (DIY) Self-Guided Caribou Alaska Resident hunts ($2,500 per person) (Non-hunter $1,500) **Transportation Only**

  • **20% off for Active Duty/Retired Military (anyone who has served), Fire Fighters (Active or retired), and Police Officers (Active or retired)** (must be able to show proof on date of booking) (Does not apply to walk-on hunts)

DATES:

  • Hunting Trips are from 1 August – 15 September *All hunters will be off the ground by 15 September*

  • All flights into Prudhoe Bay must arrive on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with flights departing the following Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

  • We recommend that you arrive in Prudhoe Bay the day before the start of your hunt but it is not required, Plan to leave the day after your scheduled dates,*we cannot guarantee that you will make your flight if scheduled for the same day you come out of the field*. If you arrive early you will not be picked up to go out to your drop camp until your scheduled arrival day for your hunt. Plan accordingly with the hotel for pickup from the airport.

Our trips include:

  • Transportation of you and your gear via vehicle from the airport or Brooks Camp in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to the boat launch

  • Transportation of you and your gear into and out of the field via airboat

  • Transportation of your harvest (meat and rack) from pick up point (drop camp @ rivers edge) back to the airport. **No charge for any fish or additional legally harvested animals 

  • Assistance at Alaska Air Cargo to ensure your meat and trophy get shipped appropriately.

 

Drop Camp Equipment: 

  • We do not provide any equipment to you "the hunter" you can bring your own drop camp gear or rent from a gear rental company.

  • DHO Rentals is the only rental company we have a contract with to transport gear  from fairbanks Alaska to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. See the DHO Rentals tab here on our site or email DHO Rentals at dhorentals@gmail.com if you are interested in seeing what they offer. 

  •  If bringing your own gear, or renting from another rental company please keep camp weight at 125lbs or less.

 

What we cannot do (because we are not hunting guides):

  • We cannot escort you into or out of the field, assist with field dressing of animal or movement of an animal to the pickup point (rivers edge)

  • We cannot provide you with the location of Caribou while you are in the field. 

  • We cannot assist you in the loading and unloading of  your hunting gear, camp gear, and or Caribou

What you provide (not included in price):

  • Flight to Prudhoe Bay Alaska ($1,000 – $2,000 Depending on the airline, deals, etc…)

  • Out-of-state hunting license ($160), Caribou harvest tag and locking tag ($650), and out-of-state fishing license ($70) ** must be purchased before arrival to Prudhoe Bay. ** ensure your tags are for the season you are hunting. *this may change depending on new regulations posted on July 1st of every year*

  • Hunting License, Harvest tag, and Fishing license can be printed from your computer

  • Locking tags are mailed to you, they take approximately 3-4 weeks to be delivered. Tags can also be picked up at the Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks Alaska

  • Drop Camp Equipment (You can bring your own equipment or rent the gear needed as stated above)

  • Clothes and rain gear (appropriate for the area) (do your research or contact us we can help you with what to bring) *Max of 70lbs for clothes and gear (1 dry bag and 1 empty frame pack) *

  • Weapons/fishing gear *not included in the gear weight*

  • You can bring one 130-quart cooler on the boat to camp (no more than one), additional coolers can be stored at the boat launch. (cooler with food and drinks not included in gear weight* *this is per group*

  • Food/drinks/alcohol

Accommodations not at camp (if you come in early and for after your hunt):

  • There are multiple camps in Prudhoe Bay the camp we recommend is the Brooks Camp. It is a new camp that is well kept and directly across from the general store. The price is good and the manager will work with us. You can find their information online at www.brookscampak.com. You cannot book online; you have to contact the manager Daniel Perkins. Coordinate pickup and drop-off from the airport.

  • The recommended hotel close to the airport in Fairbanks is Sophie Station Suites if you decide to stop in Fairbanks before catching another flight out up to Prudhoe Bay or decide to drive up.  

  • There is a General Store in Prudhoe Bay that carries odds and ends to include clothing, but it is pricey. If you are wanting beer or any type of alcohol while out at camp you will have to bring it in. There is no alcohol sold in Prudhoe Bay so if you don’t bring it with you won’t have any.

Shipping of meat and Mount:

  • We offer shipping materials at the boat launch so that you can debone and package your caribou prior to arriving at Alaska Air Cargo. If you plan to get your shipping materials from us the cost is $40 cash at the boat launch for everything you need. 

  • Alaska Air cargo flies out of Prudhoe Bay. They have large freezers and shipping boxes that you can purchase to ship your meat. They also have packing material needed to ship the skull and antlers to whatever taxidermist you decide. Prices depend on weight and box sizes. To get a rough estimate of the price you can go to https://cargo.alaskaair.com/CargoRateCalculatorUI/CargoRateRequest.aspx

  • We will assist you at Alaska Air Cargo in Prudhoe Bay with shipping. 

  • There are many taxidermists in Fairbanks and North Pole. We recommend you research and reach out to a couple of them before your trip if you plan on sending your mount to them. One of the questions you need to ask is if they will pick your mount up at Alaska Air Cargo in Fairbanks. 

Payment:

  • We require a 50% non-refundable down payment on the date of booking.

  • The other 50% must be paid by August 1st of the year of your hunt

  • There is a 3.0% processing fee that is charged by square.