We base all of our hunts from our 80ft. custom built luxury yacht. For 29 years Parker Guide Service has been specializing in big game hunts for SE Alaska Coastal Brown Bear, Black Bear, one of a kind November long haired Mountain Goat hunts, Sitka Deer, as well as custom fishing and sightseeing cruises.
Butwhat really sets us apart from other guide servicesisn’t the 29 years of experience within the same areas, high success rates, nor the luxury yacht. What sets us apart is that you will not find anyone who will work as hard as we do to ensure a satisfying and successful hunting experience for you.We hunt as much as we can, as long as we can, and know the country and animals very well, to offer you experienced guiding successfully and safely at it’s finest.
Our small family business is run solely from word of mouth and has for the last
29 years. People who come hunting with us know our reputation as being honest and forthright. You most likely will never find success typically follows, nearly every time. We love doing what we do. It’s only fun for us as long as we are providing a fun and successful adventure and hunt that fulfills our clients dreams, desires, and expectations. Your success is truly our greatest reward. While there are too many variables to guarantee you 100% success (Wild Country=Wild Game) we do operate and believe in doing everything we can to ensure you a 100% opportunity to have a successful hunt.This is providing you a fair chase opportunity at your desired game.
We offer personal 1 X 1 service with our 10 dayBrown Bear hunts,only taking 2 to 3 hunters at a time to ensure you the best opportunities to see and choose from as many trophy bears as possible. The average size of our boars are 8 1/2 ft. to 9 1/2 ft. This is a good representation of the coastal bears in SE Alaska. These bears can measure up to 9 1/2 ft. in this part of the state. Typically this is the largest size you will find in this area. You will see the most Brown Bears in this part of the state, as we have the highest recorded density in the State of Alaska on what is known as the ABC Islands. We have guide use areas on Baranof Island. You will likely see at least 20 different bears while hunting, and most of the time a lot more, sometimes 40-50.
Our Mountain Goat huntstake place in November every year. That is when they have the trophy hair of 6 to 8″ or longer. The long hair is truly what makes an awesome trophy in a Mt. Goat as well as accessibility. We do not have to climb for our Goats because of the rut and snowfall that take place this time of year. The country we hunt in is an experience in itself to see. You are surrounded by grand glaciers calving and geology like you have never seen. We are the original purveyors of the November Late Season Mt. Goat hunts by boat and have been doing these hunts for 25 years now with just 12 allocated hunts per year. Our Billy Goats average nine inches plus, and vary from 8.5 to 10 inches. In that time we have have had nearly 100% success rate with 100% opportunity on these 7 day hunts. This alone speaks volumes about our hunt. The area we hunt is the only one like it in North America, with a high population of between 400 and 600 Goats. On a bad day we may only see 20 or 30 Goats. On a good day we can see as many as 100 Goats. The long hair, accessibility of the goats, not having to climb to hunt them, along with five star accommodations aboard our luxury yacht each evening is what makes this hunt so unique. Each hunter has their own private cabin with full bathroom. You will have all the amenities of home, along with a full time chef onboard. Our desire is to provide the world’s finest late season Mt. Goat hunt and we have, for 25 years. Many clients who have come with us have done so because the first, second, or third Mt. Goat hunts they went onwere unsuccessful in one or several ways. What we offer is not your normal Goat hunt. Anyone who would like to hunt a late season long haired trophy Mt. Goat can do so with us successfully regardless of age or physical ability.
On ourBlack Bear huntswe maintain a 95-100% success rate. These are six day hunts and we can take up to four hunters on these hunts. We average 7 ft. with bears ranging from 6.5 ft to-7.5 ft. Some exceptional few are nearly 8ft. We hunt these trophies in the same fashion as the Brown Bear, in both the spring and fall, using the same methods and techniques based from our 80ft. yacht. Unlike the majority of other operations in S.E. Alaska who have one guide use area and are confined and limited to it and its beaches and bays. Our three Black Bear area’s encompass the majority of S.E. Alaska’s finest and most productive trophy Black Bear habitat known as Guide Use Unit 3, which includes Kuiu and Kupreanof Islands. Having three areas gives us flexibility to move around when needed. We also have the ability to use two closed old logging road systems via motorized land transportation on the two different islands. This at times is a huge advantage and can be the difference in the success of the hunt or not. Being able to use the road systems, as well as the beaches and bays, is a huge advantage to our operation. Whether using the roads, beaches, or both, each night is spent onboard our Luxury Yacht.
Butwhat really sets us apart from other guide servicesisn’t the 25 years of experience within the same areas, nor the luxury yacht. What sets us apart is that you will not find anyone who will work as hard as we do to ensure a satisfying and successful hunting experience for you.We hunt as much as we can, as long as we can, and know the country and animals very well, to offer you experienced guiding successfully and safely at it’s finest.
Our small family business is run solely from word of mouth and has for the last
25 years. People who come hunting with us know our reputation as being honest and forthright. You most likely will never find another guide service who will work harder than we do to find you the trophy that you deserve and have paid for the opportunity to try to have a fair chase hunt at. We find if our clients let us do our job then success typically follows, nearly every time. We love doing what we do. It’s only fun for us as long as we are providing a fun and successful adventure and hunt that fulfills our clients dreams, desires, and expectations. Your success is truly our greatest reward. While there are too many variables to guarantee you 100% success (Wild Country Wild Game) we do operate and believe in doing everything we can to ensure you a 100% opportunity to have a successful hunt.This is providing you a fair chase opportunity at your desired game.
We also run a hospitable, home style hunting camp atmosphere on board with personalized service and five star accommodations with a full time chef. Our home is your home while you’re on board. Please feel welcome and help yourself while on board. We want you to have fun and enjoy your stay with us. We will only provide a very successful, personalized hunt. We will not waste your time or your money. This means a small number of guests,
with our hands on involvement utilized by first class equipment, accommodations, and top notch hunting concessions. The hunt you experience with us will very likely be a hunt you will have fond memories of, lasting you a lifetime. This alone being the best bargain of all.
While we stress and believe in the 100% opportunity hunting, we are also firm believers that the total experience is as much or more important than the harvest. True memories you take with you are the experience of the hunt or adventure. It’s how you did it, and all the events, scenery, accommodations, and people along with the hunt that make the difference and memories to be taken with you! We have 28 years hunting experience in Alaska, as well as being full time Alaskan Residents for these years. You won’t get inflated stories from us trying to sway you to book with us, by giving you misguided stories and bogus statistics that seem to plague the industry. We do our honest best and let you decide. We will be happy to provide you our excellent references upon request.
We also offer two other world class adventures during the summer months.
Exciting 5-7 day cruisestaking in all S.E. Alaska has to offer adventures between ports of Sitka, Juneau and Petersburg, andamazing 4-5 day Halibut and
Salmon ocean fishing excursions.Both adventures accommodate groups of 8 to 12 guests per trip. This is unsurpassed Alaska’s finest Salmon fishing, offering a remote setting and an abundance of fishing opportunities with guides whose passion is strictly fishing.
We look forward to having you on board for a fun, exciting hunt, fulfilling your hunting needs. We look forward to hearing from you, please feel free to contact us anytime!
Bruce & Ann-Marie Parker Parker Guide Service
We hunt on USFS lands in the Tongass National Forest of SE Alaska by special allocated permit and are an equal opportunity employer and provider.