Alaska Outfitters Unlimited Founders have been very involved in wildlife conservation and fundraising for over 20 years. As a teen Aaron Bloomquist collected donations and sat on banquet committees for local conservation organizations. After meeting Cary in 2000 they have continued this work as a team working with a dozen groups and helping to raise millions of dollars. Alaska Outfitters Unlimited and our sister company Full Curl Outdoors donate hunting and fishing trips annually to help fund initiatives that enhance habitat, preserve hunter access, and protect the rights of hunters. We are very proud of our volunteer work to enhance habitat for fish and wildlife species. Our riverfront property in Copper Center Alaska has an ongoing habitat and bank restoration project to restore rearing habitat for salmon. We have also worked extensively to improve winter survival of moose throug enhancement of wild lands and management of mortality causes. We have partnered with Native Organizations to target areas on their lands where moose have been depressed for our spring bear hunting.
The Alaska Outfitters Unlimited Family is committed to leaving a legacy of conservation through sustainable hunting, responsible use of our lands and water, and dedicated service to our guests, hunting traditions, and conservation based organizations. We value all wildlife and admire the hunter, who is the World's primary contributor to conservation. It is important to remember the principles of the North American Conservation Model which have promoted the recovery of American wildlife from the troubled times of the early 1900's. The ideas of Theodore Roosevelt, Aldo Leupold, Sigurd Olson, Charles Sheldon, and other Pioneers of American Conservation have established the inherent value of wildlife and wild places, not only in North America, but Worldwide. Alaska Outfitters Unlimited Founders, staff, and Affiliated Outfitters have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of volunteer days to Conservation Organizations, habitat enhancement projects, education programs, and outdoor advocacy. Please click on the underlined words above and see our "Affiliate Links" Page for links to learn more about hunters contributions to conservation.
Education is the third essential premise in preserving our hunting heritage. Without educating future generations of hunters and the general public in the merits the Hunter Conservationist, we will loose it all. Cary is a High/Middle School Science Teacher and has provided hunting and outdoor recreation classes to her students for over a decade. She is also a certified Hunter Education Instructor. Cary was instrumental in introducing the National Archery In The Schools Program (NASP) to the Anchorage School District and taught one of the first NASP classes. Aaron And Cary have also provided instruction in the form of whole moose dissections to Middle School Students. While educating our youth is the most rewarding aspect of outdoor education, we also reach out to adults that are new to hunting or even non hunters. We must all educate the public in the environmental benefits of scientific wildlife management, the health benefits of eating wild meat, and the therapeutic nature of our hunting heritage and traditions if we want them to survive for future generations.
We believe in preservation and expansion of our wildlife heritage through service to like minded organizations and causes. We support numerous conservation organizations through donations and extensive volunteer work. We encourage our guides and employees to volunteer and contribute to these organizations. Aaron has served on various boards and volunteered thousands of hours with the Wild Sheep Foundation, SCI, Alaska Moose Federation, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, and the NRA. Aaron also serve fiver years as Chairman of the Anchorage Fish and Game Advisory and has had dozens of proposals passed by the Board of Game. We also are passionate about giving back to those that have served our country. We have been hosting wounded veterans on bear hunting and fishing trips since 2008. In 2010 we founded HAVE-Alaska (Helping American Veterans Experience Alaska) for the purpose of exposing disabled Veterans to the healing benefits of the Wilds of Alaska. We have hosted approximately fifty successful bear hunters and dozens of fishermen.
Why Alaska Outfitters Unlimited?
What is in a name? Alaska Outfitters Unlimited is the Hunting Division of Full Curl Outdoors. Our business names and logos are very symbolic to us. Full Curl Outdoors, our original business name, combined with our logo, is intended to convey the variety Alaska has to offer and a "Circle of Life" concept. We want to be able to share as much of what Alaska has to offer with our guest as possible. Alaska Outfitters Unlimited follows that same theme. The logo, at first glance is just a stylized ram head but upon closer examination it is a young ram superimposed over a giant ram representing many generations of hunters and wildlife. We strive to offer the best quality and variety of hunting opportunities of any outfitter in the State. We also want to conserve and protect our resources so opportunities for future generations will be "Unlimited". We decided to split the two out of respect for our guests. Hunters often don't want to weed through information directed toward sightseeing and fishing guests and the sightseeing crowd often does not want to look through hunting information.