A means of survival, a rite of passage and an unforgettable experience, hunting in Alaska is a world-class sport.

Hunting is a traditional way of life for Alaska Natives and many residents of the Great Land who rely on the bounty of a successful hunt to feed their families through the winter.

For the hunter seeking big game, travel to hunting spots often requires flying to remote locations or boating inland to follow seasonal migrations. Trails are accessible on foot and all-terrain vehicles and canoes or packrafts are used to transit the many trails and waterways of Alaska's backcountry.

In such a large state, it's important to plan ahead. Start the application process early to ensure the best opportunities when hunting the 10 species of big game animals found in the state.

Alaska statute requires nonresidents be accompanied by a guide in order to hunt for brown/grizzly bear, sheep or goat. Many professional guides and outfitters provide options that range from high-end lodges to fly-in hunting camps. Connect with a guide below.