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TRAVELING TO ALASKA
Southeast Alaska resides in the Tongass National Forest, the largest coastal rain forest in the US. The cities of Sitka, Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, and Wrangell and the mainland are located on a series of islands located in what is known as Alaska’s Inside Passage. There are only two ways to get to these cities; by plane or by ferry.
Travel Planning for Your Alaska Hunt
Most guests fly in two days before their hunt date, spend the night, and take a sea plane flight out to the boat the next day, the day before the hunt. Alaska law states that you can’t fly and hunt on the same day. We will be setting up your air charter to the yacht and will be in contact with you prior to your arrival. Flights are always dependent on logistics like weather and where the boat is anchored. We plan on flying you out to the yacht sometime between 1-4 pm the day before your hunt starts. This allows you to go sightseeing and also gather up any last minute essentials that you might require.
If you plan on purchasing alcohol, this can easily be purchased at this time. Please let us know if you are interested in any side tours such as a day fishing charter, spa treatments, nice restaurants in town, historical sites and local flair. We are happy to direct you in any way we can!
Purchasing restricted tickets is not recommended, as your party may want to change your return date.
Airlines that fly to Southeast Alaska:
Alaska Air provides daily air service to Sitka, and the cities of Juneau and Ketchikan on comfortable 737’s. Alaska Airlines serves most major west coast cities and has new direct routes from Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J, and Boston, MA.
It takes about 2 hours to fly to Southeast Alaska from Seattle. When flying into Sitka, there is usually a quick stop in Ketchikan or Juneau first.
Delta Airlines also provides service to Southeast Alaska during the summer months. See their website for details.
Ferry to Southeast Alaska
Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Marine Highway provides service to Southeast Alaska from the port of Bellingham, Washington. It can take 3-4 days to ride the ferry to Southeast Alaska. See their website for prices and schedules.
Where to Stay in Sitka, Alaska
There are many excellent bed and breakfasts, lodges, and hotels in Sitka, Alaska. Here are some places we recommend.
We also recommend you check out Sitka lodging on TripAdvisor.com.
Where to Eat in Sitka, Alaska
Find more Sitka Restaurants on TripAdvisor.com.
What to Do in Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, is one of the most historic places in Alaska. It was the site of the signing of the Alaska Purchase on October 18th, 1867, when Russia officially handed over the ownership of Alaska to the US. Sitka was the first city, and the first state capitol of Alaska.
Here are some other places to visit in Sitka:
Also call us if you are interested in a fishing charter and we will get you lined up with fishermen who have been fishing these waters for several years.
Places to Shop in Sitka, Alaska'
What to Pack for your Alaska Hunting Trip
The Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska, where you will be hunting, is an area surrounded by temperate rainforest. It rains about 90 inches or more a year, and the temperatures in the summer can range from in the mid 40’s to the mid 60’s. We will be hunting in lush forest land. You will be hunting on rocky shores, soft mountain meadows, spongy muskegs and thick growth forest.
There are no refunds for licenses or tags once purchased.
We will have your hunting tags onboard for you upon arrival. Please make sure that your information is correct and call us with any problems.
Alaska Resident per AS 16.05.415(a): “resident” means a person (including an alien) who is physically present in Alaska with the intent to remain indefinitely and make a home here, has maintained that person’s domicile in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding this application for a license, and is not claiming residency or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency in another state, territory, or country; a member of the military service or U.S. Coast Guard who has been permanently stationed in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding this application for a license; or a dependent of a resident member of the military service or U.S. Coast Guard who has lived in Alaska for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding this application for a license. A person who does not otherwise qualify as a resident may not qualify by an interest in an Alaska business.
Per AS 16.05.415(b): A person who establishes residency in the state in accordance with the residency provision above remains a resident during an absence from the state unless during the absence the person (1) establishes or claims residency in another state, territory, or country; or (2) performs an act, or is absent under circumstances, that are inconsistent with the intent required under the residency provision above.
A person who does not meet Alaska residency requirements as outlined above and is a resident of the United States; or an alien who has maintained a permanent place of abode in the United States.
A person who is not a citizen of the United States nor has lived in the State of Alaska for the preceding 12 consecutive months.
U.S. Nonresident Fees:
WOUNDED ANIMAL POLICY
WHAT'S INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
BROWN BEAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Spring Brown Bear Hunts
Brown bears begin to emerge from their dens in the spring seeking food. The first thing to turn green in the spring in Southeast Alaska is the beach grass at the coastline so when the bears awaken they head straight to the beach to eat the fresh grass. This helps to know where to locate the bear for chances of a more successful hunt. Spring hunts can be enjoyed by hunters of almost any ability as they tend to be less physical than a fall hunt.
Fall Brown Bear Hunts
From August until late September, the brown bears will begin feasting on salmon in one of Southeastern Alaska’s thousands of salmon streams. This time of year, millions of salmon return to the springs to spawn. Brown bears feast on the high protein salmon to prepare for winter hibernation.
Brown Bear Hunting License and Tags
In order to hunt brown bear you must have an Alaskan hunting license, and the brown/grizzly bear tag. Parker Guide Service operates on Tongass National U.S. Forest Service Land under an Authorized Special Use Permit. There is no need to put in for a draw. All hunts are allotted to us. Please note, however, that many of our hunts are reserved a year in advance so plan early. License fees are in addition to the cost of your hunt with Parker Guide Service. You may purchase your license and tags through us.
Basic Resident/Nonresident Brown Bear Hunting Rules
Hunters who do not reside in Alaska have some more regulations to follow than those that are Alaskan residents. (When you book an Alaska brown bear hunt or Alaskan black bear hunt with Parker Guide Service, we take care of these requirements for you.)
Brown Bear Sealing Requirements, Taking your bear out of Alaska.
It is important to note that this is in no way a substitute for the Alaska Hunting Regulations and that before you hunt you should look up more complete information. You can find detailed regulations in any of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game offices and at establishments that sell hunting licenses and tags.
PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR INFO
HIDE & TROPHY CARE
All hides and trophies are cared for in a professional manner and are sent frozen to Alaskan Expediters, Inc., in Anchorage via Alaska Air overnight air freight. Here they are tanned or expedited to your address of choice.
They can be contacted at:
You can trust Parker Guide Service with all your hide and trophy care needs.