Alaska Hunting FAQs

FAQ's and Need to Know

Need to Know Information

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FAQ's

Common Qustions About Tok Air Service Adventures

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  • Is there a weight limit?

    Yes. A 50 lbs backpack, The weight limit stays the same regardless of the weight of the passenger.

  • How far away from the landing strip is water?

    Normally very close, and with few exceptions, within ½ mile and 1000ft vertical. Stagnant water, (what we call a 'caribou piss pond'), is often very close, and we recommend bringing a water filter.

  • What is the weather like?

    During August, it can be quite warm. Up to 75°F, on sunny afternoons. It generally doesn't freeze at night in August. It can be 40°F, windy and very wet with rain. Make sure you have excellent rain gear and multiple warm layers. During September, temperatures generally range from 15°F to 70°F. A dusting of snow is not uncommon later in the month.

  • What is required to book a trip?

    A non-refundable 50% deposit of the total fee. Payable by personal check, wire, or credit card (credit cards transactions are charged 4% extra). We also need the name, current mailing address, email, and phone number for each passenger. Please mail checks to Tok Air Service, PO Box 837, Tok, AK 99780. Upon receiving a deposit a receipt will be mailed out, confirming your trip deposit.

  • Should we rent or buy a satellite phone?

    Yes. They may be purchased or rented from the Surveyors Exchange in Fairbanks: 907-452-6079, or Anchorage: 907-561-6501.

  • Does Tok Air Service prefer a satellite phone or a DeLorme InReach device?

    We prefer and suggest a satellite phone.

  • What about bear spray?

    We recommend non-residents bring bear spray. Bear spray must be declared to the pilot. Please advise the pilot if you have bear spray and separate the bear spray out from your backpack.

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