Why we are the experts

We work with you to create a successful project. We know that you as biologists, vets and experts with wildlife are the heart of the program. When the capture crew works together with the agency it creates a marriage that culminates in successful projects. Together as a team we will mitigate your capture to collect the right biological data and ensure safety of the wildlife and crews. We work around schedules and weather to make your project a success despite natural adversities. Hells Canyon Helicopters (formally known as Hells Canyon Helicopterss) is well known for providing the best data acquisition possible at the most competitive rates. As the leaders in the aerial wildlife industry, we will establish a relationship between Hells Canyon Helicopters and your agency to guarantee successful capture and survey outcomes for years to come.

Experience Counts

Our company owners, pilots, gunners and crew carry a passion for wildlife and have unrivaled experience. Either by way of net gun or chemical immobilization, Hells Canyon Helicopters crews have successfully captured thousands of animals for government wildlife management entities to the highest standard. Hells Canyon Helicopters knowledgeable and compassionate staff maintains a patient and calm demeanor. When capture conditions aren’t ideal such as inclement weather or the steep terrain, we always keep the animal’s well being as our number one concern. We are privy to techniques that only come with thousands of animals of experience. Hells Canyon Helicopters experience and knowledge allows us minimize the stress on wildlife. When you combine together a talented pilot that has years of wildlife work, an experienced gunner and the best support crew in the industry, you only can produce successful captures. All of our crewmembers have captured thousands of most big game species in the country for various government entities successfully. We carry a long list of satisfied customers in the wildlife industry to back our claims as the leaders.

Efficiency and the Betterment of Wildlife Resources

Our pilot keeps the chase times short to reduce the stress on the wildlife. Our short chase times also lead to more animals caught and the highest documented production in the wildlife industry. Whether the terrain is rugged or the animal is traveling too swift, our pilot and gunners know how to take the shots that minimize the chances of animal injury.

Hells Canyon Helicopters crews pride themselves with the lowest recognized mortality rates possible. We commonly have little to no capture myopathy deaths in animals we have captured. Our crew performs all captures with the highest standard of care and welfare for the animals. Our ultimate goal is the betterment of wildlife resources.

A list of wildlife our crews have successfully captured:

  • Deer (Mule, Whitetail, Axis)
  • Wolves
  • Caribou
  • Big Horn Sheep (Rocky Mountain and Desert)
  • Moose
  • Coyotes
  • Bison
  • Mountain Goats
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Bears (Grizzly and Black)
  • Elk
  • Musk Oxen
  • Ostrich
  • Giraffe
  • Hippos
  • Kangaroo
  • Gemsbok, Kudu, and many exotic ungulates
  • Raptors
  • -Our Animal Handling and Care manual is available upon request.

    Home | Capture Pilot | Capture Crew | Safety | Equipment/Aircraft | Gallery | Survey/Services | Contact Us