Willow air/alaska guide & outfitting service

Bolt

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Just curious if anyone has used willow air/alaska guide & outfitting service and can provide some details of their experience?
Looking to book a hunt with them in 2024 on one of their float trips.
 

mtnbiker208

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I did a float float hunt with them in 2016 for moose out of mcgrath.. they drop you off and then pick you up. the raft we used was brand new with very old rigging. I would do it again. i did a diy float and they provided the drop off, raft and pick up. They were not alot of help dealing with meat once we hit the ground in mcgrath, but i guess that is not there responsibility. They are crusty old alaskans who do expect you to have some ability in the bush. I can not speak for there guided hunts or there boat hunts, i just did a float trip.
 

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huntabsarokee

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It was a long time ago but we did a fixed hunt with them on the Onoko in 2001. We had a group of 4 and had a scanoe and fold a bote. We shot 2 moose and should have had easily 1 other. Back then the hunt was around $4000. We flew out of McGrath. It was a good enough experience that my dad went back the following year but they didn't get a moose. I have nothing bad to report. They did what they said they would do.
 

Eric3956

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'Im going with Willow Air Sept 21' drop hunt. I was wondering if it is worth buying a bear tag for the trip? Also did anybody have any advice or a cost estimate on getting the meat back to the west coast?
 

wcstapleton

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'Im going with Willow Air Sept 21' drop hunt. I was wondering if it is worth buying a bear tag for the trip? Also did anybody have any advice or a cost estimate on getting the meat back to the west coast?
how was your trip? we are planning on a fixed camp with willow in 2024.
 

traillboy

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Just got back from a hunt with Willow Air. What a disaster. Steve is who we booked with. Earlier this year, he sold to an individual named Trace. We booked a drop hunt with Steve that consisted of 5 miles either direction on the Innoko and 5 miles up the Mud River. We were supposed to have two 14 sleds with 20 HP engines. What we got was two 10 foot inflatable rafts with 3.5HP motors. We could effectively hunt 1.25mi from camp. If we would have gotten a moose, I have no idea how we would have got it back to camp. I don't mind not tagging out as it's hunting. What I can't tolerate is being lied to. I wouldn't allow Trace to outfit shoppers at Wal-Mart with shopping carts.
 
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