Calder Mountain Lodge is for more than just fishing!

image262Prince of Wales, Kuiu and Kupreanof islands are known for big Black Bears!

Prince of Wales Island is known for its big and plentiful trophy black bears. At Calder Mountain Lodge you will have access to hunt both the northern section of the island, as well as the famous Kuiu and Kupreanof Island. Our bear population is high due to very low hunting pressure. We offer self-guided bear hunting excursions throughout May.

Bear hunters at our lodge enjoy an amazing Alaskan adventure at an affordable price. We provide delicious home-cooked meals and very comfortable accommodations. The harvest rate around our area has been exceptional, so our guests enjoy a high rate of success with their hunts. In our area it is a draw for nonresidents. You apply in December and will find out in February if you drew for the coming fall or following spring. If you have any questions about applying for a tag please contact us.

Bear Hunting Tips

• Be Patient: Patience is the key to getting an excellent bear. There are many bears on the island, so you can afford to wait for just the right one. Getting a trophy class bear is always a possibility.
• Be Selective: Patience and selectivity can produce terrific results. Hunters that understand the characteristics of a prime bear stand a better chance of bagging a trophy.
• Enjoy the Adventure: The greater your adventure, the more memories you will make, take home with you, and share. Bear hunters at Calder Mountain Lodge have the flexibility to design a custom trip just the way they want it. Hunters find themselves surrounded by prime fishing spots, and can add to their adventure by landing halibut or hard-fighting salmon. By scheduling their bear hunt in May, you can take advantage of the fishing as well as bagging a great bear.