Emperor Goose Hunting Opens 2017 Alaska Peninsula-Adak-Coldbay-Kodiak
We will be offering Resident hunters Trophy Emperor G00se hunts starting Sept 15 2017
With 3 day fully guided/Outfitted packages starting at $1995 and 7 day deluxe combo hunt packages starting at $3400pp
Its Official Our First Emperor Hunt since the 80’s and we are completely setup and have been guiding in the 3 top areas for many years.
1. Fall 2017 Emperor Goose Registration hunts will be for Alaska Residents only.
2. There will be 7 fall registration permit hunts (as in 7 different areas)
a. Each of the 7 areas will have their own quota and season (season to be closed by Emergency Order when quota is met or approached)
b. Overall quota will be managed for 1000 bird harvest
3. Quotas and seasons may/will vary between permit hunt areas (have not been finalized yet)
4. For 2018, with emperor goose population indices allowing (depending upon population reactions to spring/summer subsistence hunting and fall registration hunts), there will be a draw for Nonresidents. They would apply during the regular Nov-Dec 2017 Big Game Drawing Application period for the chance to hunt the fall season of 2018. Sounds like there will be up to 25 permits available, not sure if that number is finalized yet.
That’s about all I have for now. Hope this helps.
Up to now There has been no sport hunting for Emperor Goose since 1985 to let the populations rebuild. Presently there are between 140,000-160,000 Emperor geese flourishing on the Alaska Peninsula, Kodiak Island and Aleutian Islands the exact numbers are hard to predict due to the large geographic area there live in. Recently with better management and higher survival rate the Emperor goose population is rebounding and the feds voted to allow for 1000 Emperor geese to be harvested during the 2017 season.
So Is the Hunting Open or Closed ! Open Hooray
That is a great question ? As of Sept 1st 2017 Emperor Goose hunting is officially open to all Alaska residents sport hunting,
and Aleutian island Waterfowlers is off to a great start with 4 successful hunts guided by our staff in Coldbay with many more on the books coming . but the governmental agencies involved between the state of Alaska and the federal government are working on a temporary management plan which is supposed to be voted on the the state of Alaska governing body and a referendum should be published by June 1st 2017. Realistically there may be only a few available to the nonresident general public if any and more available to rural residents, local natives and subsistence users in designated areas including Coldbay, Nelson lagoon, Kodiak, Adak and Dutch Harbor along with some of the northern villages who have shown past use.
We will Offer Emperor Goose Hunting for residents of Alaska in 2017
As soon as the state of Alaska has come up with a final rule we will put our final hunt plans into effect as we are very sure between our 30 years of guide experience in all 4 of the locations with large Emperor populations that we will have the top Emperor Goose hunt available to the general public.
One of our Emperor locations on the Alaska Peninsula