Experience: My Most Valuable Asset

There is no way one can put a value on Experience. Whether you book a hunt with me or not the first question you should ask any Outfitter in Alaska is, how long have you been in operation? If the answer that you get back is less then ten years, you are taking a chance on what could be the hunting trip of your life. There is just no way that anyone could possibly claim to know what they are doing with confidence in less time. Alaska is just too big.It takes years to get to know an area and the behavior of the animals that live in it. To honestly sell anyone a hunting trip with any real chance of success an Outfitter must first spend time in the field going through the trials and tribulations that each hunt hands you. I have been blessed with working for some of the best Outfitters in this state, men with thirty years plus under their belts. I am always amazed at how much more I have learned and a better understanding of the true definition of “Outfitting.”Over the years I have been fortunate to have hunted with some great individuals. Some I have maintained a friendship with and some have become part of my personal memories. All are the reason why I choose to lace up my boots grab my pack and head for the hills every season.After the hunt is over some of my clients feel the need to express themselves through follow-up letters. I have chosen to share some of them with you below. Please take a moment to read through some of their testimonials and opinions about hunting and fishing with Alaska Premier Outfitters. You can also read my autobiography here.
— Jason Mogen

Testimonials

On the first day of the hunt Jason and I hunted Caribou, within the first two hours he spotted and stalked and successfully shot a real nice bull. We hunted for the next six days for a bull moose, on the sixth day we spotted a great bull down in the creek bottom, Jason called the bull in but I was not able to get a shot off and the bull turned and went away. I was sick; Jason grabbed my pack and assured me this bull was not going to get away. I followed him down the creek running all the way. We stopped and Jason started calling and within minutes he had the bull right in front of me for a second time and I shot a great bull. I hope to hunt with Jason again in the future. - John Netiner
From the beginning I knew this was going o be a good hunt.Jason was always on time and ready to go, On the seventh day, Jason spotted a herd of sheep with a nice Ram. We spent almost all day getting in position. When we were in position to make the shot, Jason had gotten me to within fifty yards of the ram. Jason made that hunt for me. His planning surely had paid off. I would recommend Jason as a guide to anyone who cares to have a good time and have a great hunt. More then that, of I am fortunate enough to go on another hunt to Alaska , I’ll schedule Jason for my guide. I have a nice Ram on my wall and feel it’s because of Jason’s knowledge and planning. - William F. Ross
When I first met Jason on that raining day, I instantly knew that I was lucky in being paired with this enthusiastic, hard working individual. I have been on several guided sheep and big game hunts previous and past and can honestly say that Jason was one of the top guides that I have been associated with. After I harvested my Ram I was equally impressed with his knowledge of photography, camping, and packing of meat. I consider myself to be in very good physical condition, but Jason is one individual that doesn’t wear out and keeps at your pace, not wanting to push. In closing, I can honestly say that Jason is a great guide and can be considered to be an excellent representation to the industry. - Mark Megazzi
I have hunted extensively in Alaska , British Columbia , Northwest Territories , the lower 48 states and Africa . I feel confident in recommending Jason as one of the best guides I have used in the last 3 decades. Jason handled the horse string on our wilderness hunt, setup camp, prepared al meals, knew how to stalk and spot game, was able to judge trophy quality, put me on several good Rams, handled all trophy preparation, and gave 100% effort all the time. Jason would be an asset to any hunting operation and I hope to hunt with him again. - Michael J. Torres
I collected a very nice trophy and Jason handled and prepared the Ram for a full body mount. Jason has excellent skills in quietly keeping the hunt running smoothly. I have hunted extensively on the three continents and Jason met all my needs as a guide and exceeded my expectations. - Paul A. Heady, Jr.

Hunting References

Bill Marten - (573)-268-9865
Scott Christensen - (715)-613-9207
Troy Klessenger - (608)-934-5011
Virgil Grewe - (952)-994-4179
Fred Neitzel - (715)-495-9581
Mark Stahl - (937)-829-5648
Bill Kuntze - (906)-295-0177
Ed Carow - (414)-254-9864
Louie Weatherford - (713)-252-9797
John LaPointe - (906)-341-6101
Brian Christensen - (715)-223-2459

Fishing References

Mike Thornton - (360)-896-2694
Dan Muckle - (503)-998-3610
Al Frederick - (775)-530-8305
Pete Drazia - (775)-853-5336
Len Faike - (775)-883-7756
Denny Watkins - (925)-946-1542

Traveling to Alaska

Traveling to Alaska from anywhere in the US should be fairly easy and with a little advanced planning, relatively inexpensive. You have a couple of different options at your disposal. One, you can use a travel agent to help you with your flights or two, you can do your own flight bookings through a number of search engines over the web, like Expedia or Travelocity.

Booking Procedures & Info

Hunting Deposits

I ask a 25% down payment to confirm your hunt, and an additional 50% sixty days before your scheduled hunt.  You may pay for the initial down payment by personal check or by wire or credit card. For wire information please call or email me. Down payments are a commitment to the hunt, both on the part of the outfitter and the hunter. They are not refundable or transferable unless you can provide another hunter to take your spot.All information applies to the areas that Alaska Premier Outfitters hunt and fish. Every hunt is complete and includes transportation to and from local airports, transportation in the field, personal guide, all trophy care, fully equipped camps, and meals. We are not responsible for your hunting license, tags, personal gear, firearms and ammunition.

Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals please take note; you are now required to have an import permit to bring your firearms into the USA. It takes about 60 days to obtain the permit. Your travel agent should book commercial flights to Alaska.

Regulations

Over the years I have taken many animals out of the field and I am proud that I have maintained a clean record. I, and all who are employed by me, follow Alaska’s regulations to the letter. The rules of fair chase are taken seriously and you will never hunt the same day you fly.

Equipment Lists

Once you book a hunting or fishing trip we will provide for you an equipment list, information on local hotels, local bed and breakfasts, air taxi companies and anything else you might need to make your trip as convenient as possible. You can also view our recommended equipment list on this page.

Special Needs

If you have medical problems or require special needs tell us in advance so we can plan accordingly and try to make you feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

After the Hunt

After your hunt is over you may be moved to another location, if you are planning on taking a second or third trophy. If not, your guide will call for a “pick up” and soon after (depending on weather) will be flown back to the “point of operation” were you can enjoy hot showers and wholesome meals and wait for your departing flight back home.

Trophy Care

Once successful and your animal has been taken care of, I recommend that you leave your trophy with us. You will find it to be more convenient and less expensive if we take care of this at the end of the season. Trophies left with us will be delivered to an expediter for shipment to the destination of your choice. Once the expediter receives your trophy they will then contact and invoice you directly for all handling and transporting expenses.

Physical Considerations

Your physical abilities will dictate how mobile you will be once in the field. All of my guides are athletes and true Alaskan hunters. Try as you might, you can be certain that he will never be out walked. That being said, it is important for you to understand that we will always control the pace of the hunt according to your abilities. I have never understood the rationale behind a guide who out walks his client. It’s important that you and your guide establish a friendship right away and work together at a common goal.

I have minimized the amount of effort that you will have to expend by placing you in great hunting areas close to where you are camped. However I’m not trying to give you the impression that you will shoot your trophy from your cabin, although occasionally this does happen. I’m saying,: take the time and effort to get yourself in the best physical condition that you can. It will pay off huge dividends during your time hunting and you will be proud of all you have achieved at the end your hunt.

Firearms

When selecting a rifle for your Alaskan adventure the .300 Win. is by far a great choice for sheep, caribou and moose. The 7mm. Rem. is just as good in my opinion and makes for a perfect all around caliber. When hunting Brown Bear the .375 H&H is the rifle made for hunting this animal. More guides in Alaska carry the .375 H&H over any other rifle. Why? Because it hurts Brown Bears. There are a lot of calibers that will work up here but these are the calibers that have been proven over the decades.

When sighting in your rifle keep in mind that a bench is only for fine tuning the accuracy of the rifle and does nothing more to aid you in taking game. When you are satisfied with the performance from the bench, take time to shoot in different positions: standing up, free style, over a pack, etc. It is up to you to determine what the rifle can do after you finish with the bench. You might spend days in search of the trophy you came to hunt, but it will only be a matter of minutes and sometimes seconds for you to make your shot count, so come prepared.

Hotels & Reservations

Fairfield Inn & Suites

5060 A Street
Anchorage, Ak 99503
907-222-9000
Exercise room, Airport Shuttle, Pool,
Breakfast bar, Computers/Internet, Central location.

Courtyard by Marriott

Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Exercise, Airport Shuttle, Restaurant
www.marriott.com
1-907-245-0322
1-800-314-0782

Best Western Barratt

Shuttle, Restaurant. Exercise, Walk in freezer storage. Deluxe rooms available. Standard rooms are exceptionally nice.
www.barrattinn.com
1-800-478-7550
1-907-243-3131

Microtel Inn

Jacuzzi & Exercise Room, Airport Shuttle
www.microtelinn.com
1-888-680-4500

Millennium

Restaurant, Jacuzzi, Exercise Room, Coffee pot & Fridge in room, Airport shuttle.
www.millenniumhotels.com
1-800-544-0553

Transportation

Traveling to Alaska from anywhere in the US should be fairly easy and with a little advanced planning, relatively inexpensive. You have a couple of different options at your disposal. One, you can use a travel agent to help you with your flights or two, you can do your own flight bookings through a number of search engines over the web, like Expedia or Travelocity.

Dena’ina Air Taxi

907-575-6225

Josh Jacko owns & operates this air taxi company his office and hanger is located at 1000 Merril Field Dr. in Anchorage 99501 ( Merril Field Airport). He has a twin engine plane that will carry 10 passengers plus bags and cargo. His service area includes all three villages along the Nushagak River including Ekwok and he generally makes one flight per day in the off season and twice per day during the busy season. This is a direct flight from Anchorage that typically takes 1 1/12 hours with maybe one stop. This is a little cheaper then flying to Dillingham then boarding a second plane and flying to Ekwok also more convenient as you only need to move your luggage once and very scenic.

Alaska Airlines

800-225-7522
www.alaskaairlines.com

Josh Jacko owns & operates this air taxi company his office and hanger is located at 1000 Merril Field Dr. in Anchorage 99501 ( Merril Field Airport). He has a twin engine plane that will carry 10 passengers plus bags and cargo. His service area includes all three villages along the Nushagak River including Ekwok and he generally makes one flight per day in the off season and twice per day during the busy season. This is a direct flight from Anchorage that typically takes 1 1/12 hours with maybe one stop. This is a little cheaper then flying to Dillingham then boarding a second plane and flying to Ekwok also more convenient as you only need to move your luggage once and very scenic.

Mulchatna Air in Dillingham

907-842-4500

Mulchatna Air will pick you up from the Dilingham airport and load your gear into a Cessna 206 and fly you out to the village of Ekwok. Where I will greet you at the local air strip, load your things, and take you to our fishing quarters. If you need to purchase a fishing license you can do this in Dillingham at the local grocery stores or L&M Hardware Supply store before you fly out to Ekwok. Mulchatna Air has a taxi service and will be accommodating with any of your questions or concerns.

PenAir

800-448-4226
www.penair.com

Mulchatna Air will pick you up from the Dilingham airport and load your gear into a Cessna 206 and fly you out to the village of Ekwok. Where I will greet you at the local air strip, load your things, and take you to our fishing quarters. If you need to purchase a fishing license you can do this in Dillingham at the local grocery stores or L&M Hardware Supply store before you fly out to Ekwok. Mulchatna Air has a taxi service and will be accommodating with any of your questions or concerns.

Recommended Equipment

Equipment List For Hunting & Fishing