Dillinger River Outfitters (DRO) is a big game hunting outfitter and guide service based in the Dillinger River drainage of the world-famous Alaska Range. Bordered on the east by Denali National Park, with over 3 million permitted acres to hunt, and nearly 100 miles from the nearest road, DRO is sure to exceed your expectations of true Alaskan wilderness.
Specializing in remote fly-in hunting, our knowledgeable guides and staff are passionate about the pursuit and determined to ensure you a safe and successful experience. DRO works to understand each client’s expectations and individual abilities and offer a personalized experience tailor-made to match. We understand the investment and trust you place in us, and take great pride in sharing with you the Alaskan adventure you have dreamt about.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust program was established by the State of Alaska to channel revenues earned from lands deeded to the State by the federal government expressly for the benefit of Alaskans who experience mental illness. Throughout Alaska, there are many blocks of Mental Trust Land that are each exclusively managed through the Mental Health Trust program. Outfitters and commercial users must complete a rigorous application process to be accepted. Once accepted, a portion of profits are directly received by the Mental Health Trust program and distributed accordingly.
In 2020, Dillinger River Outfitters was presented an opportunity to partner with the State of Alaska through their Mental Health Trust Program to be signed as the single exclusive commercial guide service for the 77,000-acre Icy Bay MHT block. Dillinger excitingly accepted this opportunity as it is a positive for all parties involved, benefitting the state of Alaska, and offering clients of DRO the opportunity to pursue coastal brown bears, mountain goats, moose, and black bears.
Icy Bay is located nearly 200 miles south of Cordova, Alaska on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Nestled against the Wrangell Mountains, on the edge of the Wrangells St Elias National Park, this is as breathtaking of landscape as can be found on any of Alaska’s coastline. Having not being commercial hunted since 2007, being so remote, and bordering the untouched national park, DRO’s block in Icy Bay can provide our hunters with the opportunity to pursue unmolested game. We guarantee the same wild Alaskan experience clients have come to expect when booking with DRO.