Emperor Goose Hunting 2018 Alaska Peninsula Coldbay- Adak
Resident & Nonresident hunters with permits Trophy Emperor G00se hunts
2018 It will be our 2nd year offering fully guided Emperor goose hunts in Alaska, Our 2017 season went great going %100 success for all our resident hunters. We spent allot of time perfecting our decoy spreads utilizing our core sound 2 man layout boats along with our single man layout boats. As being the first outfitter to hunt them over decoys and layout boats we were truly excited to get the results that we had hoped for.
1. Fall 2018 Emperor Goose Registration hunts will be for all Alaska Residents and Non residents who got drawn for a permit only.
2. We will be offering Emperor hunts in Unit 9 on State land and public water around Coldbay.
3. Each hunter will have the Opportunity to harvest 1 mature Emperor Goose on our hunts.
4. Each Hunt will be filmed and edited for AIW promotion and Each hunter will receive a copy to have as a keepsake. 5. Each Emperor hunt is a custom package with add-on species available or we book our Deluxe Trophy Hunt for one week at $4900pp that includes, Emperor Geese, Pacific Brant, Harlequin, WW and Common Scoters, Old Squaws,Pacific Eiders along with chances at Aleutian Teal, Eurasian Wigeon , Greater Scaup, depending on time and weather.
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.