Here is a little more information. If you are going to do a DIY hunt you need to be in good physical condition.
We were limited to 100 pounds of gear per man and that included food. It was hard to get the weight to 100 pounds.
The cost of the hunt was $2250
Air fair was $1000 round trip plus another $200 when we had to move our flight back one day.
Luggage cost on the way to Alaska $175
Luggage cost on the way home $150
Meat box $20
Antler box $60
Satellite phone rental with minutes $150
Hotel for stay before flight home $225
Parking at the airport DFW $150
Taxidermy will be about $800 here at home
Figure another 150 cash for eating on the way there and back.
I spent a year buying gear for the hunt. My normal hunting gear was not good enough to survive in Alaska for 7 days on a DIY hunt. I spent way too much money on gear but it all worked good.
We ended up with 80 pounds of meat each. In Alaska the meat has to stay on the bone until it gets out of the field which sucked for us. We killed our bulls 2 miles from camp and had to haul the quarters, cape, and horns two miles. One bull shot at 1200 noon and the other bull shot at 1600.
Here is the equipment that I took on the hunt.
Snugpak Scorpion 3 tent
Nemo Symphony Sleeping Bag 25
Nemo 25 inch sleeping pad
Gerber camp Axe
Water filter and spare filter
2 UA glove liners
2 water proof gloves
1 balclava and neck gator
Water/wind camo coat and pant RedHead Brand
UA long johns
Insect head net
Poly green pull over
Camp shoes, sandals
Back pack - Eberlestock Operator
Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Folding Knife
Range finder - get batteries
Video recorder, batteries, charger, tripod
2 Trekking poles
2 packs wet ones
6 socks wool
2 sock liners - a must have
Stove - Camp Chef Mountain Series Stryker Propane Stove
2 Deet bug juice
Personal hygene, meds
Sleeping bag liner
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Rain gear - Cabelas pack rain wear (very important, I wore this most of the time as my outer layer. It was too warm to wear my heavy coat and pants, temps ranged from 32 to 42 degrees)
Water treatment pills
GPS -Delorme in reach se 2 way satellite communicator
Goal zero solar charger nomad 13 with venture recharger total
2 Water bladder
Under Armour boots
Bow case hard
Soft bow case
soft rifle case
3 T shirts
Scent lok pant/shirt
5 trash bags
14 Zip lock freezer bags
10 days food mountain house for a 7 day hunt (brought beef jerky and other snacks.)
Hunting license tags
Patch kit for tent and air mattress
5 gallon collapsible water jug
Get from guide
10 pounds salt
Three of us used 2.5 propane cylinders. We took 4 to the field.
If I did it again and I did not have all of the camping equipment I would pay the extra 1k to the outfitter for them to supply tents and all food and cooking products.
The clothing I will have on the next hunt will be First Lite or Kuiu. Pay the extra cash for the high end clothes. They are lighter and every pound matters on a hunt like this.
I hope what I learned helps when you plan your hunt.
Edited by XMTG (10/11/17 10:28 AM)
Xtreme Measures Training Group