The Hunting Report
Customer Testimonials & Articles
“After two previous unsuccessful brown bear hunting trips with other outfitters, a close friend recommended Cavner and Julian to achieve my lifelong dream … there are a large number of mature boars in Preston’s area. I killed the bear of my dreams on day five of the hunt. I would highly recommend Cavner & Julian to help you fulfill the bear of your dreams”. – Tom D. “I want to thank you for a wonderful, amazing adventure. It is one that I will never forget.” – Danny
“If someone wants a coastal brown bear, this is the spot.” – Nick B. “I saw more bears the first morning of my hunt than I did on my entire previous two Brown bear hunts combined.” – Bryce T.
The outfitter, guide, and area were all excellent, top notch, and I highly recommend them for anyone considering an Alaskan Brown Bear hunt in the future… I definitely plan to hunt with the outfitter again. I got back home yesterday and am now back at work. I still think of the hunt, the bear, the country, etc. constantly and am having a hard time focusing on my work.”
– Terry H.
“The highlight was the whole experience- the camaraderie, wildlife, and the quality of bears in the area was very good. Preston takes the time to ensure a good hunt and I would highly recommend it to all.” – Eric S.
“I want to thank Preston and his guys for helping me achieve my goal of killing a trophy brown bear with a bow. Preston is extremely professional and detailed-oriented, the Alaska Peninsula is truly a wild and beautiful place, and to is definitely LOADED with bears!”
– Mike W.
“My guide Luc gave me 110% effort and obviously enjoys hunting brown bears. Based on the number of mature bear seen, my opinion is the area has a high number of quality bears. The bear camp, equipment, and food were excellent and all aspects were well covered, both before and during the hunt by the outfitter.” – Robert H.
“Preston knows big Penninsula Bears and his area is second to none. The beaches we hunted looked like the brown bear version of ‘Jurassic Park’.”
– Tom Miranda ESPN Outdoors
“When I arrived, I was awestruck. Nothing can adequately prepare you for the incredible country that it is. The guides were incredible – first, they were results oriented, many times going to extreme lengths to assist me in getting the very best sheep possible. Secondly, they were really great guys to be with – I cannot tell you how important that is on such a physically and mentally challenging journey. Looking back I would say that the whole hunt was by far one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Getting a near record sheep was merely a byproduct of that experience!” – Pat
“My son Craig and I had a wonderful hunting experience…We think of Preston as an outstanding guide and outfitter- caring, efficient, very skilled, knowledgeable, friendly, and focused on getting us our rams. …The best part about the trip was standing on top of the mountains in such beautiful splendor and feeling immensely free and happy and fortunate to experience a hunt that I had dreamed of for 30 years. A highlight was witnessing my son Craig take a 360 yard shot on his ram; a father’s great life experience.” – Steve R.
“Another awesome hunt in awesome country with Preston and my guide, Joe. They were great to be with and took good care of us. I enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the remote feeling of the hunt area, being in a place where very few people go. The quality of the animals 1– 10, were a 10. I was very fortunate to harvest a big-racked caribou in velvet on the first day of the hunt and also a good old ram near our spike camp on the same day. The outfitting was exceptional and I was well-pleased with my guide!! It was a wonderful experience in the Brooks Range! One very happy hunter.” – Daniel M.
“The guides were incredible- first, they were results oriented, many times going to extreme lengths to assist me in getting the very best sheep possible. Secondly, they were really great guys to be with- I cannot tell you how important that is on such a physically and mentally challenging journey. Looking back I would say that the whole hunt was by far one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Getting a near record sheep was merely a byproduct of that experience!”
– Pat L.
“Preston, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for a trip of a lifetime. To be able to hunt in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled areas in Alaska – it was truly incredible…Your staff was one of the most hard working and positive that I have ever had the opportunity to spend time in the field with. I was amazed at the sheep I saw during my hunt and the quality of the Rams – the hunt was everything that I dreamed it would be and more…To have the opportunity to hunt in your area and with your staff was truly a dream come true, thank you for everything, Preston!” – Brian S.
“Everything was excellent. My guide Joe was outstanding and the outfitter had everything well thought out- I’m a very satisfied repeat customer. I have found Preston’s guides to be excellent in their ability to get you where you need to be and they work hard to ensure that your time with them is positive and rewarding…My experience has been that everything is as advertised or better and Cavner’s staff is very competent.” – Bill W.
All in all I rate the hunt exceptional; preparation by the outfitter was unparalleled, exceptionally organized, and everything went smoothly. I’ve never completed a hunt in the first hour of the first day. I enjoyed my guide Joe B. and would hunt again with him any time as I would with any of Preston’s guides. I recommend Cavner’s services as exceptional. I killed an excellent moose, my companions killed an exceptional moose, and all hunters in camp got a moose. I booked the hunt 2 years prior and was contacted regularly and kept up to date on equipment. There were no problems due to proper planning, organization, and hard work. I have hunted around the world and there was no hunt better than this.” – Jim E.
“I am a non-hunter, but always enjoy the experience and adventure of going with my husband, Daniel, on his hunting trips. The trip to Preston & Stacie’s was a great experience! The fellowship, accommodations & food was excellent. Every aspect of my stay at the lodge was special, especially learning to know their precious family. An absolutely beautiful place, with mountains and water, such serenity surrounding you, an awesome place to rest and relax. A wonderful HOME away from HOME! ” – Sherrie M.