You must arrive in Dillingham the day before your hunt date begins and depart the day after your date ends, or the morning/evening of.
We recommend flying to Anchorage two days ahead of your hunt date and staying there that evening, then flying to Dillingham the next morning before your hunt.
This will solve two potential problems:
1) Compensates for delays in flights so it will not cut into your hunting time
2) Resolves any luggage problems that might occur by allowing time for it to catch up to you in Anchorage.
Check back into the airport the following day for your flight to Dillingham.
By flying this way you will also gain at least a half day of hunting. You may hunt in Alaska the same day you fly a commercial flight. If we had to use a bush plane to get you to camp, you must wait a day to hunt.
I think these arrangements will solve any flight or baggage problems that could occur and help kick off the hunt better for everyone. There are many shuttles to and from motels near the airport in Anchorage.
Many of you ask what the gratuity amount should be for a Brown Bear/Wolf Hunt. Somewhere between $1,500.00 - $2,500.00 per hunter (15% - 20% of hunt cost per hunter) for this type of hunt, plus a couple of hundred for any camp help. If you choose to harvest a second bear, this is considered a separate hunt and gratuity ($1,000.00) would be in addition to your first bear harvested.
We look forward to seeing you soon and having a great hunt.