Braun's notes -
2016 ended up being a great season for us. Except for fall brown bear, which had
the lowest salmon return I've ever seen and a tremendous blueberry crop. So we
did not see nearly the amount of bears we normally do on the rivers. Next season
should be good.
The Chugiach Mountain range is draw for Dall Sheep and Mountain Goat. I will have all booked
sheep hunters apply. If unsuccessful,
we will hunt the Talkeetna Mountain Range. Anyone else interested in applying
for Sheep in the Chugiach may do so. If successful we will do our best to fit
you into our schedule. Permit applications available November - December 15,
Mountain Goats are usually hunted end of September, first part of October.
Talkeetna Caribou herd is also a draw, if anyone wants to combo a Caribou with
their primary animal.
Predator hunts (wolf, wolverine) available
mid-January - February.
We hunt Brown Bears in July, August & September when they are on the
streams feeding on salmon. Spring Grizzly and Brown Bear hunts from
April 15 to the end of May.
are numerous in most areas, and can be taken on a trophy fee.
Moose Hunts late August thru September with some
I must stress that my hunters come in the
physical condition possible, ready to hunt hard!
Thanks once again to all of this year's
clients for making it such an enjoyable season, and for the friendships
that were made.
A very special THANKS to my
crew once again who worked really hard to make this a
successful year: John Williams, Tim Brannon, Tony Mudd and my wife Valeria. Also, thanks to pilot Bill Wiederkehr of Wiederkehr
Braun Kopsack - Master Guide #179
Braun & son Legend Kopsack on one of their training climbs, June 2014