Al Gilliam of Alaska Cross Country Guiding looks out from the wilderness to the water below.
Al Gilliam of Alaska Cross Country Guiding looks out from the wilderness to the water below.
Alaska Cross Country Guiding
Alaska Cross Country Guiding

Alaska Hunting Guide Service - Outfitter Information, Southeast Alaska Hunt Area and Travel Information:

Master Guide:            

Al Gilliam, Master Hunting Guide/ Outfitter License # M-185

Age 63 (37-year resident of Haines, Alaska)



P.O. Box 731 Haines, Alaska 99827





Hunt Species:                      

Coastal Brown Bear, Mountain Goat, Black Bear, Wolf


Hunter/Guide ratio:    

Exclusive one-on-one hunts.


Hunt Lodging:

1923 Homestead near Haines, Alaska: cabin, bunkhouse with shower and washer dryer, electricity, panoramic view. Three remote cabins in three different river Valleys: cooking facilities, bunks, heated. Tent Camps: Cold spike camps in the middle of hunt territory. Hunts may make use of one or more of the above lodging, as well as natural shelters.


Hunt Food:

All Food provided by Alaska Cross Country Guiding. Special requests and diets gladly accommodated.


Hunt Transportation:  

Provided by ACCG; airboat, 4 X 4, canoe, Jet Boat


Alaska Hunt Game limits:               

       Brown Bear: One per hunter every four years,

       Black Bear: One per hunter per year.

       Mountain Goat: One per hunter per year.

       Wolf:  Five per hunter per year


Weapon choice:           Rifle, Bow, Hand Gun



     Nonresident Hunting License             $85.

     Nonresident Alien Hunting License    $300.



Big Game Tags:


  Nonresident Nonresident Alien
Brown Bear: $500 $650
Black Bear: 225 300
Mt. Goat: 300 400
Wolf: 30 50


Hunters can purchase hunt license and  tags on line at  or by calling 1-800-478-2376. After purchasing tags and license brown bear and mountain goat hunters must also register to hunt in guide use area Unit 1 and black bear hunters will need a black Bear Harvest Ticket.

Alaska Hunts:

Traditional style spot and stalk, migration trails, tree-stand. Ground blind. Fish creeks.


Game/Trophy preparation:     

Complimentary Service: Field skinning.

Provided by Hunter: Containers, freezing, cold stoarge and shipping fees.


Southeast Alaska Weather:    


Spring: Can range from near freezing to 80’s.

            15 to 18-hours of hunt daylight.


Fall:     Prime time for bow hunters.

           Sept/Oct: mid teens to mid 60’s.                                                           

           Late October is prime time for combination Bear and Goat Hunts.

           Nov/Dec: 50’s to –10 (or possibly colder)

           Short daylight hours, but exceptional goat trophies


Client pickup:

Provided from Haines Airport or Ferry Terminal



Haines, Alaska; 90-miles NW of Juneau, on the mainland coast.


Getting Here:

Jet to Juneau. From Juneau: 40-minute scenic flight by scheduled commuter airplane to Haines about $220 round trip. Or, 4 ½ hour ferry boat ride.  Ferry schedules are not always convenient, cost is $76 round trip.  

We will assist you in making connections between Juneau and Haines.


Typical Hunt Terrain:

River Flats and occasional short alder bushwhacks to get to hunt site(s).


Early season goat hunts elevations up to 3,500 feet. Late season goat hunts goats are at lower elevations, goats are sometimes taken from the river bottom.


Hunt Clients:

Will be screened for physical capabilities and must understand that these are wilderness hunts – true “Old style” Southeast Alaskan Hunts, not luxury hunts. 

Phone: 907-767-5522

P.O. Box 731, Haines, Alaska 99827

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