Alaska Hunting Adventures specializing in Alaska Dall sheep hunting.

Specializing in Dall Sheep Hunting in Alaska's famous Tok Management Area

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Frank Entsminger with a 42" Tok Sheep

Frank Entsminger with a 42" TMA ram 1983

Hunt with Alaska's best professional guides in the business. Hunt with Alaska Guide/Outfitter Matt Snyder, Alaska Hunting Adventures. Matt has lived in his hunting area since he was 7 years old and grew up hunting following in the footsteps of his mom and his step-dad, Sue and Frank Entsminger. Matt and his folks homes are nestled among the peaks with the sheep. This family's passion for Dall sheep hunting is legendary throughout Alaska and the lower-48.  As a Class A Assistant Guide/Outfitter, Frank Entsminger's name was synonymous with the 40" rams across Alaska while Matt was still a young boy.  As a Registered Guide/Outfitter, Sue Entsminger has been hunting sheep right alongside Frank gaining her own reputation as an experienced sheep hunter.  Both Sue and Frank assist in guiding any of Matt's clients.  Matt trained by some of the best,  has become well known in the guiding field with a trained eye for Dall Sheep.  Matt holds private and commercial pilot's licenses with thousands of hours of bush flying.

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Entsminger accommodations - in the heart of sheep country


As outfitters go, you could say that Matt is a natural-born hunter with experience in the Alaska wilderness since 1978. Matt's home is nestled deep in the Eastern Alaska Range next to the world famous Tok Management Area. Matt specializes in guiding and outfitting Dall sheep and has taken many outstanding rams over 40 inches.  Matt is a congenial hunting companion with a strong personal commitment to the safety, comfort and success of his hunters.

2004 second hunt, Bottom; Dennis Hilts, New York, Ray Kagel, Idaho, Jeff Zander,  top, Matt Snyder, Doug Eilertson, Sue & Frank Entsminger

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Tok Management Area web page shows the population at approximately 2000 Dall sheep.  This area has been managed especially for trophy quality rams since 1974. Every year the Tok Management Area produces several rams measuring 40 inches or better. The famous Summar ram (#7 Boone and Crockett record book, pictured at left below), measuring over 48" was taken here. This is a drawing permit area with 100 permits issued each year. The application forms are mailed early November and must be post marked December 6.  Results are available in late January. Matt has had a 39"+ ram average in the Tok Management Area.


2004 first hunt, Brian Bautch, Wisconsin, Marc Stokeld, South Carolina, Tim Krause, Wisconsin 

Because there is a better chance of taking a larger ram here if you book by November, Matt automatically puts you in for the Tok Management Area. (see application) If you are unsuccessful in drawing a permit, Matt also has an open hunting area for sheep averaging 37 1/2". 
 

The huge Summar ram from the Eastern Alaska Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killed by Johnathan T. Summar, Jr. 1965
183 6/8 points taken in the Tok Management Area, and mounted by Frank Entsminger.
 

Matt's clients have experienced extremely high success rates on Alaska's top trophies including Dall sheep, brown, grizzly and black bears, moose, caribou, mountain goat and wolf. Matt's outfitting business is highly respected.

Every hunt is custom designed to meet your expectations. Matt uses the best means of transportation to get you into the remote parts of his hunting area. Matt is an experienced SuperCub pilot.  Most hunting is done in the high country requiring hiking and carrying a pack with mobile hunting camps.  Destination is Tok, Alaska where we will pick you up.  You can fly to Anchorage or Fairbanks, then take a bus to Tok.  Coming from Anchorage, we recommend Alaska Direct 800-770-6652.  Coming from Fairbanks Monday - Friday, we recommend 40-Mile Air 800-884-0027 or 907-883-5191 or Alaska Direct on Sunday, Wednesday or Friday.

Matt's hunting areas are truly wild. Where else can hunters see trophy Dall rams, giant Alaska-Yukon bull moose and prime black bears and mountain grizzlies all in the same area? 

All of the sweat and hard work will be worthwhile when you finally connect on the trophy that you always dreamed about, taken in the true sprit of fair chase. You will come as a client, but youšll leave as a friend.

 

Read "Rams on the Run" -- one sheep hunter's story of difficulty and success.

At right: Sue Entsminger with a TMA ram 1975

Incredible hunting high in Alaska's mountains!

Matt Snyder (l.) and Mark Keech with his 43" Dall ram

Matt (left) with Mark Keech and his 43" Tok ram

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MATT SNYDER, Registered Guide / Outfitter
Alaska Hunting Adventures
HC 72 Box 805 - Tok, AK 99780
(907) 883-3083