Alaska Mountain Goat Hunting
An Unforgettable Experience
A Worthwhile Challenge
Hunting the majestic Alaska mountain goat, and just being in the country they inhabit, can be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime! Most hunters lucky enough to secure a trophy will tell you, “Goats don’t come easy!”
Mountain goat habitats in Alaska are harsh and unforgiving. Much time and energy are needed to successfully negotiate the poor late-season weather conditions and rugged terrain found on hunts for the long-haired trophy mountain goat. That’s why the expertise and experience of Parker Guide Service makes such a difference.
What's your impossible dream hunt? The one hunting goat that you know you're too old or too laid up to even dream about, but you do anyway! We all have one. Admit it or not, there's always that one more species, one more destination, one more hunt that keeps us going year after year.
That was the case for Tom Miller when he bought two SCI Foundation sweepstakes entries for an Alaskan Mountain Goat adventure. SUre, it was a 1 in 1000 shot, but the money went for a good cause, one that Tom had been supporting for years.
Actually, Tom's dream of a mountain goat had long since faded. After all, he's a 70-year-old disabled veteran, has limited mobility from multiple orthopedic surgeries and has no inner ear balance function. Who would want to escort him to the high country chasing a black horned, white haired dream?
Unbeknownst to him, Tom's dream began to become a reality when Outfitter and Master Guide Bruce Parker offered to donate just such a hunt to the SCI Foundation. Parker Guide Service provides hunts aboard his custom-built luxury yacht the "Alaskan Harvest". In fact, for thirty years Bruce has been guiding hunters, fishermen, and sight-seeing tours throughout Southeast Alaska. Fulfilling the dreams of fellow hunters is Bruce's passion, and the first priority of his entire team aboard the "Harvest".
As time passed, Tom had actually forgotten about the sweepstakes and his chance of ever hunting the white goat. Of course, it was still a dream of his, but one that kept slipping further and further away. After all, he wasn't getting any younger or more agile. Then one day it happened. The call from the SCI Foundation delivered the news-he'd won the drawing. It is really quite remarkable. He won a hunt he'd always dreamed about, a hunt that he could probably do safely.
Pursuing mountain goats along the Alaskan coast became a reality in mid-November 2020. By then, the animals had left the highest peaks and were more accessible. Plus, the rut was underway. Guided by Bruce, with town assistant guides along, they found the goats. At first, Tom had difficulty spotting the white creatures among the patchy snow, rocks, and alders. Bruce later related that they had probably already seen 30-40 goats that morning.
By late morning, a fine-looking Billy had been spotted. A suitable rock was chosen that provided the needed cover and a suitable gun rest. Then, with one shot, the hunt was over. A mature, record book Billy, scoring 29 2/8th SCI was the result.
This was the final goat harvested by the help of Bruce and his team for the 2020 goat season, culminating his 30th year of guiding in Southeast Alaska. But, not to worry, he'll be back next year. Someone really really should alert the bears and the goats!
A special thank you to Bruce Parker and the team at Parker Guide Service for their support. Without your continued support, SCI Foundation could not continue its mission of ensuring the future of wildlife through conservation, education, and hunting.
Parker Guide Service offers custom late-season Alaska mountain goat hunts. We have had well over 100% opportunity and enjoyed a nearly 100% success rate on our mountain goat hunts! Parker Guide Service have done these goat hunts since 1991. It is one of North America’s most successful and sought after goat hunts.
Our five-week mountain goat hunting season runs from the last week of October to the end of November. These goats, found only in the coastal mountains of Southeast Alaska, have incredibly beautiful long hair at this time of year. The goats are in rut during this season; combined with snow and cold weather, this pushes them to lower altitudes where they are more accessible, making the hunt enjoyable for everyone, without undue danger or stress.
Our Alaska Mountain Goat hunts take 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 an Alaska Mountain 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 Alaskan glaciers calving and Alaskan geology like you have never seen. We are the original purveyors of the November Late Season Alaska Mountain Goat hunts by boat. Alaska Boat Hunts by Parker Guide Service has been doing these hunts since 1991 now with just 12 allocated mountain goat boat hunts per year. Our Billy Goats average nine inches plus, and vary from 8.5 to 10 inches. In that time we have had nearly 100% success rate with 100% opportunity on these 7-day hunts. This alone speaks volumes about our Alaska mountain goat boat hunts.
The area we hunt is the only one like it in North America, with a high population of between 400 and 600 Mountain 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 Alaska Mountain Goat hunt and we have, since 1991. Many clients who have come with us have done so because the first, second, or third Mountain Goat hunts they went on were unsuccessful in one or several ways. What we offer is not your normal Alaska Goat hunt. Anyone who would like to hunt a late season long haired trophy Mountain Goat can do so with us successfully regardless of age or physical ability.
Planning Your Alaska Mountain Goat Hunt is Easy
Now Booking for 2019, 2020 and 2021 Alaska Mountain Goat Hunts! You’ll hunt mountain goats by boat in beautiful southeast Alaska. Accessibility and premier accommodations on our luxury yacht, the Alaskan Harvest, make our 6 to 8-inch long hair Alaskan mountain goat hunts one of the best available in North America. You’ll see many goats each day, and hunt in this incredibly scenic country. Most bookings are made a year or more in advance. Contact us now and reserve the hunt you desire. We look forward to having you on board!
You’ll fly to Juneau, Alaska and take a seaplane flight to our 80-foot pleasure yacht, the Alaskan Harvest. We’ll anchor in a small cove in the middle of Alaska mountain goat country and use our 16-foot aluminum boats to reach our hunting areas each day. After your day’s Mountain Goat Hunt, you’ll arrive back at the Alaskan Harvest to delicious meals, hot showers, and warm, comfortable beds. We average Alaska billy goats with 9-inch horns (horns range from 8 1/2 to 10 inches.) Mountain Goat hunts are very appealing to all levels of physical ability. See what makes our goat hunts more unique than anyone else.
In case of failure of Client to make any of the hunt payments or in case of cancellation by Client, this contract shall at the opinion of Outfitter, be terminated and Client shall forfeit all payments made pursuant to this contract. If however, Client can provide a replacement
acceptable to Outfitter, who in fact takes the place of the Client, Client is responsible to get payment for the hunt directly from the hunter replacing them. If no replacement is found, the Client forfeits the hunt deposit. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST CLIENT GET FULL TRIP INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THIS REASON. There are several good, inexpensive options found online for you to choose from.
I want to thank you and your staff again for a superior hunting experience. On that seventh morning of the 7 day hunt, I awakened to the thought that I might not get that goat but, if not, I had seen the most magnificent, untouched land one could imagine and that, alone, was worth the experience. Getting that old Billy was truly icing on the cake. I have been able to travel and hunt in a lot of places and, in my opinion, there are few real frontiers left. The area you hunt is one of those dwindling, in-the-raw places still left on earth. Technology and the encroachment of man has not spoiled it. Nature still holds the upper hand. It was a real honor and privilege to be there and an experience I will never forget.
My goat hunt with you was the greatest and most memorable I have ever had – and I have been hunting my entire life (over 60 years for all North American game and bird hunting)! I recommend your guide service without hesitation to anyone including my very best hunting buddies.
October 30 – Nov 5
Nov. 7 – 13
Nov. 15 – 21
$34,000 per person*
Non-Hunter $5000 per person
Can combine with Sitka Deer on this hunt: Add $7,500
Will be offered on the last goat hunt and ARE ONLY offered based on current hunting and weather conditions.
We would add four days to the last hunt IF THIS IS POSSIBLE. WE WOULD NOT TAKE A DEPOSIT FOR DEER HUNTING UPFRONT.
Prices are subject to change without notice
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We have allocated permits with the USFS. We are USDA compliant, and equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in any regard.
Parker Guide Service is lifetime members and proud supporters of the NRA, USAYESS (USA Youth Education in Shooting Sports), SCTP (Scholastic Clay Target Program), The Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari Club, Midway Arms, Alaska Professional Hunters Association, and Safari Club International.
Gratuities for the crew: Typically the standard is a minimum of 10% of your trip price. This should be given to Captain Bruce in the form of cash or a check made out to Parker Guide Service and it will be distributed evenly amongst all the crew onboard.
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