common questions about Deadhorse outfitters and our services. If you don't see your questions here please contact us and we will get your questions answered

What does the $2,800 Cover?


Transportation in and out of the field




Is there a weight Limit?


Yes, There is a 70lb weight limit for your drybag and frame pack (combined). There is also a 70lb weight limit for the cooler that is going into camp. there is no weight limit for your weapon, cloths/gear you are wearing




What about Bears?


We have never had any issues with bears, You will see bears in the distance but I can assure you that they are as affraid of you as you are of them. We have never had bears come into camp either even with meat in camp. PLEASE NOTE: Just because bears have not been an issue in the past does not mean that they can not become one. Please educate yourself on Grizzly Bear and understand how to react if you should walk up on one or be approached.




Can I add a tent to our drop Camp?


Yes, Additonal tents cost $150. We prefer to know that you want an additional tent as far in advance as possible so we can plan appropriatley. If you decide on the day that you arrive you may not recieve an additional tent due to availablilty.




Are the tags draw tags or over the counter?


All tags are over the counter and can be obtained on Alaska Department of Fish and Game Website




What is required to book a hunt?


To book a hunt we need the following information * Date you would like to hunt * Are you renting the drop camp * First and Last name each person * Email address for each person * Phone number for each person * Non-refundable 50% deposit of hunter fee payable by credit card, money order, or certified check (credit card transactions are charged and additonal 3% processing fee)




If I harvest a Caribou early will you pick up my meat early?


Yes, If time allows, we ask that after a hunter has processed the animal and has gotten all the meat and mount back to the camp site to then send us an InReach message letting us know you harvested a Caribou and you would like it picked up. If time allows and river conditions are safe for an additional run we will make an attempt to get the meat. PLEASE NOTE: Notifying Deadhorse Outfitters that meat is ready for pickup does not mean we are coming to pick it up and in no way removes the burden of meat care from the hunter. You as the hunter, are responsible for the ethical and responsible meat care for the entire duration of your hunt.




Should I rent or buy a satelite phone?


It is not recommended, We do not use Satelite phones we use Garmin InReach to communicate. We ask that you buy or rent an InReach that will ensure that you can communicate with us. Even though some Satelite phones can text message not all will connect and communicate with InReach.




Do I need a permit to carry a sidearm?


No you do not and we do recommend that you have a sidearm while you hunt. Though bears have never been an issue it does not mean its not a possiblilty.




What Airport do I fly into?


For Caribou you will fly into Prudhoe Bay Alaska For Moose you will fly into Fairbanks Alaska and then fly with wright air service into Coldfoot




Can I harvest Ptarmigan?


Sure! It is Ptarmigan season up here 10 August - 15 June, and they are generally everywhere.

But, we should warn you that shooting at the birds will likely scare away the caribou.

Soooooo… it’s up to you – after all, caribou are the main reason for your visit and we don’t want you to come away with just a handful of feathers and no antlers! Or, bear the scorn of your fellow hunters for scaring the game away.




How do I transport my rifle?


You will want to bring your rifles in hard cases on the airlines to and from Prudehoe Bay or Cold Foot.

However, when you get to our Boat Launch, you will be required to remove them from the hard cases and put them in your soft cases in an effort to save room on the airboat. HARD CASES WILL NOT BE LOADED ON THE BOAT TO GO OUT IN THE FIELD – BE SURE YOU BRING A SOFT CASE WITH YOU IN YOUR GEAR!

The hard cases and any items you bring with you that you won’t need in the field can remain in our locked storage containers until you return from your hunt.

We always like to make sure our hunters know this – as someone ALWAYS shows up and forgets to bring their soft case with them. Most hunters don’t want to travel with their rifles exposed, but space is tight – especially on the way back – and the hard cases just won’t fit.




Do you offer Fly in Hunts?


No we do not We transport by Airboat only




Can I link Global Rescue with my InReach SOS


Yes you can, When you set up your emergency contacts on your Inreach put Global Rescue number (+16174594200) in as one of your emergency contacts with a note that you have rescue insurance through Global Rescue. Your SOS Button is monitored by GEOS if something should happen that you have to hit your SOS button GEOS Reaches out to your emergency contacts and stays in touch with them through the whole event. We have been told by GEOS and Global rescue that once that contact is made GEOS will hand over all coordinations to Global Rescue and Globel rescue will message you back and coordinate all needed Medical Evacuation assests if need. Please Keep in mind we have not tested this but we do know that even if the hand off does not happen GEOS will ensure you are taken care of.




If I don't rent a drop camp and bring my own what is my weight limit?


Our drop camp weighs around 100-125lbs total weight for a camp set up for 6. I you bring your own drop camp equipment you will need to stay 125lbs or below.




Can I stay longer than 8 days?


We operate on a set schedule if you want to stay longer than the scheduled 8 days there is a $1,000 fee and you esentially become a walk on. getting you out becomes space and time available and those coordinations are made on the ground with Hook.




When is the best time to hunt?


we start to see an increased number of Caribou around the end of the 1st week of August and they continue through the hunting Season. What we have seen in the past is that the bigger numbers tend to move through around the 2nd-4th week of August into September. Caribou are also starting to drop their velvet at the end of August and are typically hard horned by the 1st week of September.




Please explain the Walk-on hunts?


Our Walk-on hunts are space and time available hunts. They are $1,000 per person (No military discount will be applied to this hunt) When you arrive as a walk-on we will do the best we can to get you out as soon as possible but please understand we have scheduled clients coming in and going out so it may be the same day it may be longer. Drop camp rentals are typically not available for Walk-on Hunts, This is because our Drop Camps are set up for those that have booked a hunt and are scheduled. Occasionally we do have extra camps available for rent but do not plan on it if you are going to be a Walk-on. Your payment can be in cash or you can contact Jeremy Conn at 907-669-2280 to pay prior to coming up. If you are already on the haul road and decide to have us transport you Jeremy can be InReached your CC information to Jeremy at 907-687-5690 (Name on card, card number, expiration date, 3 digits on the back, and zipcode for card) we will also need email and phone number so we can send you a receipt. There is a 3.5% processing fee for paying this way.





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Two Rivers AK 99716

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