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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8451 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 30, 2011 to November 5, 2011
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Ben
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Exciting and strenuous stalk - Excellent food, 1st Class Operation
Equipment Recommendations: Waterproof + warm clothing
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Koppenhaver
Contact Information: 50 Bloch Road | Valley View, PA | 17983 E-mail: David@koppyspropane.com
Hunting Experience: Great experience
Physical Condition: Average


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7831 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 16, 2010 to April 20, 2010
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Kuiu Islands


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker, Dan Cattaneo
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: Didn't see any - only hunted two days.
Game Condition Comments: Large bears (one for each of us).


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Private float plane charter Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Had a wonderful tour above the Inland Passage, which we later toured on Bruce's 80 foot luxury yacht.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Per hunter. Amount: $7000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: $310 each, $30 each for wolf. Amount: $340
Commercial Airfares: American. Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: $400-600 Amount: $400
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Wonderful people, wonderful food and the best accommodations we've ever had on a hunt. Bear were easy to access by small skiff, as they come down to the beaches to search for food such as brine shrimp. From there, we could approach with the wind in mind and find an easy rest on nearby rocks. Guides made it feel easy.
Equipment Recommendations: Ankle fit hip boots. Rain gear, as it is almost always raining. Also, warm clothing system, as Alaska can be cold, even in April
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Because it is a wonderful adventure, guided by professionals and including all the comforts you could wish for.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Charles and Cynthia Salzhauer
Contact Information: Tel. 919-693-8256 - 3120 Little Mountian Creek Road, Oxford, NC 27565 E-mail: cynsalz@embarqmail.com
Hunting Experience: Over 20 years of hunting on almost every continent.
Physical Condition: Charlie still recuperating from extensive back surgery, but the hunt was not hard on his back. No walking to speak of, just sitting on the skiff for several hours.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Bruce guides black bear, brown bear and mountain goat from his boat the Alaskan Harvest (with 5 star accommodations) as well as guiding fishing expeditions and photography and sightseeing tours. He believes in comfort and service, both of which we got. We are looking forward to going out with him again some time in the future. Can't say enough about him, and we recommend this hunt for everyone!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7951 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 5, 2009 to October 30, 2009
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Tongass National Forest


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 10 inch with exceptionally long hair.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: For AK hunting license $85, $300 for goat tag. Amount: $385
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $900
Charter Airfares: Air charter to boat. Amount: $300
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jeremiah Burke
Contact Information: Tel. 518-584-9538 - 509 State Route 67, Malta, NY 12020 E-mail: jburke@dunkindonutsny.com
Hunting Experience: Grand Slam, Big Five, Vast.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Today as I was sitting in my Trophy room reflecting on my recent hunts I realized that my hunt for a mountain goat in the Tongass National Forest with Bruce Parker was by far one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had in quite some time. As we all hope for, the game was abundant and the scenery was breathtaking. Bruce exceeded my expectations as he went above and beyond to meet my every need. Not only did I enjoy the hunt because it is my passion but because I was treated with respect and hospitality. I was fortunate enough to bring my wife along with me and the accommodations provided allowed me to do so. With our own stateroom, shower, and available washer and dryer we truly did not go without. I left the hunt with a ten inch goat. The other 2 hunters on the boat shot exceptional goats as well. We all had such an incredible time the three of us have rebooked in 2011 and will be returning together for what I know is going to be another incredible experience.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7355 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 24, 2009 to May 3, 2009
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Baranof Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 9 foot.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Bears had perfect hides, no rubs and very good color.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Northwest and Alaska Air Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Airlines don't care anymore.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: I took my wife on this hunt for our 40th anniversary. She videoed the trip and the harvest of my bear.
Equipment Recommendations: Just take what Bruce tells you.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? You can't find a better outfitter than Parker Guide Service.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard Bresson
Contact Information: Tel. 269-665-9810 - 8325 East V Ave., Vicksburg, MI 49097 E-mail: hardwarehunting@sbcglobal.net
Hunting Experience: Most all of Canada, Alaska, Western US, Russia.
Physical Condition: Fair but 60 years.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This is the second hunt with Bruce. The first was mountain goat in Alaska (a great hunt with lots of goats). Bruce's boat - The Alaska harvest, is the best. It is 5-star. Bruce knows his hunting and will find you the game. The scenery is great - you see, whales, seals, ducks, sea lions, sitka deer, eagles and brown bears.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 7165 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 31, 2008 to November 6, 2008
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Juneau


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Goat, Mountain - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability:
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $385
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $900
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Hotel. Amount: $200
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: See comments.
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations: Best raingear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? No
Why? See comments.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Lloyd Godlis
Contact Information: Tel. 805-688-3043 - 1799 Cougar Ridge Rd E-mail: godlis@impulse.net
Hunting Experience: Extensive, Africa, Alaska, Canada, USA, South America.
Physical Condition: Fair.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Yes Notified Personal Guide? Yes Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? No
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought? Our discussions on the matter are closed.


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Two years in the making. One last trip to the Hunting Catalogs to purchase a bit more gear suitable for cold, wet, snowy weather and I would be ready. I arrived in Juneau, Alaska on the evening of October 28, 2008 in order to be ready for my float plane trip to Parker Guide Service's boat the following day. The boat would be my floating "camp" in South East Alaska while I hunted one of the best of the Alaska trophies - the mountain Billy goat. My discussion with Bruce and Ann Marie Parker and reviewing the beautifully detailed information I received from them made me feel confident that I would connect with a Billy of at least 8 ½ inches in horn length and maybe even 9 ½ or with super luck 10 inches. The winter coat on these magnificent animals this time of the year would be superb. I was, to say the least, filled with anticipation.

I and two other hunters and one non hunter spouse (husband) arrived at our luxury "lodge" at around 2:00 pm on the following day after a short beaver float plane trip of one-half hour. It had been raining and snowing for about two weeks but the report was for partial clearing and reasonably good weather for the next several days or perhaps even a week. As luck would have it, for a change the weather report would turn out to be right on. We discussed how the hunts would be conducted, average ranges etc. I asked Bruce Parker, owner and guide, how one could tell the difference between a billy and nanny goat. He said that he had been hunting these animals for more than 17 years and experience was the only way. "So," said I, "If you tell me to shoot I should shoot". "Yes," he said, "That is what I like to hear." We took one of the skiffs over to a rock beach and sighted in our rifles. Finally, after a salmon feast and marvelous desert we all hit our bunks in separate staterooms where I took a hot shower before drifting off with my dreams of billy goats with white coats.

The following morning began around 6:00 am with the starting of the generator. I lay in my bunk for a while until I could smell the fresh coffee brewing. The group was served a great breakfast and shortly thereafter our "lodge" began making it's way up a fjord that ultimately would prove to be the home of our trophy goats. We spotted several nanny goats and some kids and finally anchored in a protected cove.

Parker uses two aluminum skiffs as his "jeeps" with two people and one guide to a skiff. The hunt was booked as being a 2 on 1 hunt. However, both skiffs cruised together and when the first goat was spotted one hunter would make ready to try and find a vantage point from where to shoot and either one or both of the guides would help that hunter. Not exactly 2 on 1 but whatever works.

Parker, lady hunter and husband were in one skiff while my new hunting companion and I and our guide were in a second skiff. After a bit of cruising around and spotting a number of goats high on the ice carved cliffs above, a billy was found not too far up that could make a reasonable hunt.

Parker, our guide, husband and hunter made their way up a steep rock chute with the aid of some ropes left in a previous year. We heard 3 shots and then a while later a 4th. The last shot dropped the goat in its tracks at 400 yards high above. The first 3 shots had been laid down by the guides to scare the goat up out of a deep ravine where our lady hunter could get a decent shot. She sure did and the smile on her face said it all.

Several hours were spent by both the guides retrieving the goat. Then we began heading back to our "lodge". On the way, another billy was spotted and I scrambled up a rock ledge but the billy, being a better scrambler than I, wounld up about 500 yards above me, line of sight. There was no way to get a rested shot, light was fading and even though Bruce suggested I take the shot off hand, I declined. I am an ethical hunter and, not looking to wound or shoot just to shoot, emphatically said, "no way". It was now dark and we returned to the mother ship.

The following morning started the same as the first. A hearty breakfast and we were off. The lady hunter remained on the mother ship as Bruce, I and my new hunting companion pushed off in one skiff while the other guide and non-hunter followed behind. We spotted numerous nannies and some with kids. As well, we saw several nice billy goats but most were high up or no vantage point could be found to shoot from. Around mid-day Bruce spotted a nanny and kid heading down a chute to the waters edge and higher up the chute another goat that he judged to be a nice billy. We were able to find a ledge for me to climb out of the boat on and make my way up the side of the walls of the fjord to an outcropping of rocks that was covered in alders. Bruce led the way and we could see the upper goat about to reach the other two down by the water. He said I should shoot it, as it was a nice billy. At about the moment they began to mill around and head to higher ground. Bruce kept track of the goat he wanted me to shoot and warned that they would get away quickly. I finally found a clear spot through the alders and took the shot at about 150 yards. The first shot cut deeply across the chest and the second knocked it off the ledge where it tumbled head over heels into the water below. After congratulating me, Bruce rushed back down the rocks to the skiff in-order to retrieve the goat before it sank.

I arrived down to the skiff where the other hunter and non-hunter congratulated me. Bruce laid the goat on the bow of the skiff and with his backed turned toward us immediately cleaned it. We headed back down the fjord keeping an eye out for another Billy and almost did connect with one more. After arriving back at the mother ship Bruce got me aside as he said he did not want the others to know and broke the bad news. He told me that the Billy I had shot was not a Billy after all but a nanny. He said he was very sorry and only makes this mistake about once very three years. He explained it was an honest mistake and if he had looked at it through the 80-power Swarovski scope he would have known better. He told me that he shoots 12 goats per years and so 1 mistake out of 36 wasn't too bad. To say I was livid does not properly describe my mood. I told him I was not happy about the situation and that even though it was an "honest" mistake it was 100 percent his mistake. Later we were to have several more conversations about this.

Parker offered me as compensation for his error another hunt. Sure, he said that I could hunt again at the same rate I had hunted for on this hunt. That he had raised his prices for future hunts from $11,000 to $13,000 and that I could have the $11,000 price. Realizing we were sequestered together on a boat I did not become openly irate at what I felt was his less than generous and unacceptable offer. I told him again that he was 100 percent to blame for the error. That we were only into the hunt by two days and had contracted for seven days and so there was no rush to shoot. I reminded him that on the first day when we arrived I questioned him about identifying a Billy from a nanny and he told me not problem that he would and could do that. I said, "You are 100 percent responsible for the error, yet you want me to take 100 percent of the hit". I said, "You owe me a hunt". He said that he could not do that because of financial considerations and asked what would make it right. Considering he was not going to give me a second hunt other than his "discounted" rate compared to the new rate and realizing I had no leverage, I suggested that I would split the hunt fee with him by paying 50 percent of the original fee. He said he could do that but, ah, such a little word - but. But he would only do that if he had a cancellation. He explained that upon booking a hunter puts down a 50 percent non-refundable deposit. So, if he got a cancellation he could give me the benefit of the 50 percent deposit and I would pay the other 50 percent! He emphasized that was all he could do and only on the cancellation basis. We discussed when this might take place and he said he would hope it might happen by 2011, maybe even 2010, or really he didn't know exactly...you see it depends.

I have decided to decline what to me seems like a less than equitable and certainly questionable offer. I caution you to be sure that you are shooting at exactly the animal you will be happy with. Anything less and you will be disappointed in your hunt.

E-mail from Lloyd Godlis to Parker Guide Service:

I have reviewed your offer to me regarding my hunt with you this year. I believe your offer does not fairly address the problem encountered and therefore do not accept it.

E-mail from Parker Guide Service to Lloyd Godlis:

I am really sorry that you feel that way. The offer that I made to you was I feel extremely fair by the guiding industry standards. First the discount I offered for a future hunt and second the opportunity to come for half price when I get a last minute cancellation is extremely fair. Most outfits in this case would not offer you anything. You had a great hunt, saw a lot of nice goats and were treated extremely well and professionally by all on board. You did not have to climb maybe more than 50 feet in elevation for your goat, all the while being surrounded awe inspiring fjord type scenery.

Even though it is our goal not to shoot nannies, sometimes this happens and I deal with it as best I can. Your nanny was older, mature, has long winter hair and the body size was comparable to one of the billies on the trip. Even though I can't and do not and have not ever made any guarantee to any client a to size and ex of mountain goats taken or success rates because this is a wild hunt, I do personally try to take only male goats and give everyone the opportunity to harvest a goat. My records will show that for the last 18 years of doing these hunts that we do harvest nearly all billy's and have nearly a 100 percent success rate. My goat hunts are based on the goats long hair, the availability of the goats to all hunters, not matter what their physical abilities, and hardly any climbing, in the comfort of world class accommodations each night. These are the major reasons why clients choose to come on my goat hunts. Size and sex are meaningful but the least of it. To base success only on size or sex sells short the experience of your hunt you had with us.

I did the best I could for you on your hunt, and I have provided two opportunities for you to come back. Regardless this is all we can ever do and strive to do for all of our clients. You know that if you chose to come back at a later date you would expect this same quality service as well. It's too bad you have decided not to accept my offers. I feel I have done what I can and more than what is expected for reasonable for me to offer you in this case.

Letter from Lloyd Godlis to Parker Guide Service:

My last correspondence to you was only to let you know that I found your offer unsatisfactory and as such refused it. I did not ask for nor require a re-hash of our discussions or a reply.

However, since you decided to review those discussions I would like to make the record perfectly clear. I have never booked a hunt based on a guarantee of harvesting the animal of the intended hunt. It has been my opinion that any hunt booked with a guarantee of that sort can only be accomplished with high fences and limited hunting area or worse and I have no interest in any such adventure. Furthermore, while I did not want to climb the highest mountain I did not ask for or expect to only have to climb a short distance for the animal. So, there should not have been any hurry on your part to have chosen an animal that you were not 100 percent sure was a Billie. As you stated, "if I would have looked at the goat with the spotting scope I would have known it was a nanny". Most importantly, Bruce is on our first meeting on the boat I specifically asked you how to tell the difference between a Billie and a nanny, as I did not want to shoot a nanny. You recall, I am sure, that you said you had been doing this for over 17 years and you could tell. My reply to you was, "if you tell me to shoot, I should shoot". Your answer was, "yes, that is what we like to hear". So, I did not ask for or expect a guarantee of an animal only that if I shot what you told me to, that it would be a Billie. This I felt and still do feel was a verbal commitment. As well, you state that you do not make any guarantee to clients as to success rates. Quite the contrary, you boast, "operating since 1990, we have enjoyed nearly 100 percent success rate". So, while you do not guarantee you insinuate. But, as I have said, I was not looking for a guaranteed hunt. All other aspects of the hunt were up to my expectations. The scenery, of which I have seen on numerous other trips to Alaska, was breathtaking as always and the accommodations were excellent.

I am further disappointed in you as you may recall we had several discussions related to responsibility, ethics and doing the right thing. I suspect this is a "situational" thing to you. In other words, you take responsibility and correct a situation when it suits you and then only to your liking. In this case, you made the mistake and I paid the price.

Rebuttal from Bruce Parker of Parker Guide Service:

I will add this response per your request to my e-mail to Lloyd Godlis on November 19th, 2008. Lloyds hunt was done very professionally and he was treated very well by everyone onboard. By his own account he stayed on our new multi million dollar 80 foot. luxury yacht, with exceptional food, service, accommodations and amenities.

I informed Mr. Godlis exactly the truth and what I tell every client who asks questions about size, sex and success on billy goats as well as judging the size and the sex of goats. I tell it exactly and honestly as it is. We do nearly have a 100 percent take on Billy's and nearly 100 percent success rates, they actually fall at 96 percent for each. I tell it like it is and it is a personal thing for me to harvest Billy's and give to everyone an opportunity to harvest a goat. It is somewhat a challenge to judge goats at times and years of experience is the best way. Even at that it is hard to be always 100 percent, so there is no guarantee to sex and size except for my desire to do the best possible for each client, and my record highly reflects this. Case in point Lloyd couldn't realize his was a nanny until I told him, nor would I expect him to either, but it shows how little difference there can be between the two.

I honestly do my best each and every day in the field for every client, I am well focused on my job at hand, and it was no exception for Lloyds hunt. The opportunity arose and I very diligently worked hard to get Lloyd on a Billy with an opportunity to harvest it. It was an exciting hunt, and looked to be a respectable Billy. Contrary to what Lloyd has written I looked at this lone goat through my spotting scope somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 to 10 minutes, at a further distance of approximately 900 yards, before it saw and chased a nanny and kid and moved into a position where we might have a chance at it. The goat looked like a respectable Billy. After this first viewing there wasn't another chance to look at it through the spotting scope as we were in high alders with no place for a rest or to set up a scope, even though I did have it there with me in the alders in case I had the chance to use it again. Lloyd made on offhand shot at approximately 150 yards from the alder patch.

Once the goat was in our skiff I was a bit dismayed to realize it was a nanny. It had passed all my judging criteria for a billy including chasing a nanny and kid, as well as trying to butt the kid away. They do this when in rut in November when this hunt took place. Being a 6 to 7 year old mature nanny it had the body size comparable to some of the Billy's with nice long November hair. Its horns being a bit shorter had a dark build up around the bases, which is only typical of billys. Once again I did my best and worked hard to provide a nice billy for Lloyd that day, as I do every client. However it turned out different than I anticipated with a nanny being harvested. Even though I do my best circumstances can sometimes turn out differently. I accept responsibility for this and discussed it with Lloyd and told him I had done my best, worked hard that day and it was an honest mistake. While disappointed Lloyd verbally assured me he knew there was no malicious intent involved and it was an honest mistake.

Our hunts consist of many different aspects, professional crew, luxury yacht, fine food, land permits, equipment, area we hunt in, logistics, hunt permits and good population of goats of which I also am responsible for, (and all except the taking of a nanny,) Lloyd said were up to his expectations. For this I offered a $2,500 discount for a 2010 hunt as I was booked until then. When Lloyds hunt was booked approximately two years prior I still had my smaller classic yacht in service with the new one on the way. Although I planned to have it with the much added expense to me for 2008 hunts, I still charged only my rates for my smaller yacht, as to be sure the new one was in service first. Lloyd then received his hunt for the old rates as did every one of my goat hunters for 2008. They all benefited by enjoying the comfort and pleasures of our new yacht, without adding any extra costs to their hunt, since I wanted to have it in actual service before any price changes. I also paid exorbitant fuel prices in 2008, just short of $5 per gal for diesel, and I never charged any extra for this either.

Goat hunt prices for 2010 are set at $13,500 and I offered Lloyd the discount to be a deposit for another hunt for then. I then also offered as a favor to have him on my cancellation list for last minute cancellations. Due to the logistics it usually takes a deep discount to fill these last minute cancellations for Alaskan hunts, and the deposit left from the cancellation gets credited to the new client taking the hunt. Pretty much all guide business's work in this fashion. It is likely I will get one during the 2009 and or 2010 season. This was the best chance to get him back in 2009 as I am full for 2009 now, and at least by 2010. I did not mention 2011.

During the discussions I had with Lloyd, he did not mention anything about wanting a full re-hunt. I made an offer that he didn't want and so I asked him what he thought was fair and he said 50 percent. Trying to make him happy as I do al clients I bent over backwards and said there is a way to accommodate your wishes with a bit of patience. With the discount he already received for his hunt it is impossible for me to go outright 50 percent but with a last minute cancellation that needs to be filled fairly quickly he is most likely get his chance for a 50 percent discount for another goat hunt. This could happen in 2009 or 2010, it got him on the list for 2009 which I am fully booked for, and so next opening would have been 2010 anyway.

Lloyd's response at this time was, "well good I feel better now I am glad we discussed this" Lloyd left in a day or so and we shook hands when he left and he mentioned we have a deal and I said yes the 50 percent we talked about, or the discount I originally offered stands good as well. I feel these were very reasonable and appropriate for the situation. Lloyd did not mention this was unsatisfactory for him until I got a short e-mail from him later in November simply stating he would not accept my offer. My response to this is attached on a separate sheet, as in his response to my e-mail.

Lloyd has since, sent his account of the hunt in a three page letter to The Hunting Report, in which at every mention of myself and abilities is distorted and or over exaggerated. While Lloyd wants to make it look like the whole or 100 percent of the hunt is whether it's a nanny or billy harvested. This is only a portion of it and all the rest was satisfactory to him by his own accord. I made appropriate amends for my honest mistake of this portion of his hunt. I can't do any more. I would observe the more I tried to do for Lloyd the less happy he seemed to be.

When Lloyd first came on board for his hunt, the day before his hunt actually started, he had a discussion about two of his previous hunts, with two separate outfits with one of my crew, which I overheard some of it and brought up how he wrote negative reports on them to the Hunting Report. That seemed to be his sole enjoyment from either of those hunts. Maybe it was justified, maybe it wasn't, but it certainly left my crew member wondering. My experience is once a client starts this type of pattern with this type of attitude it most likely going to carry over and be the same type of report regardless how the trip really was. A client that comes or starts on a hunt with a less than positive attitude is likely to not like anything and be looking to unreasonably judge everything. So I probably shouldn't be surprised at Lloyd's actions, although very disappointed. It's further disappointing that after going the effort and seemingly working out a very reasonable solution with Lloyd what he would file an unwarranted and slanderous report, without mentioning his intentions to do so.

We take 12 goats hunters per year, on what is the World Series of late seasons MT. Goat hunting. It is a very unique hunt in a very unique part of the world. I try and work very hard to have 100 percent satisfaction each and every time for each and every client. This personalized service is what makes our business and hunts popular, now and for the past 18 years. We operate on no less than 95 percent word of mouth. I have a list of our other 11 clients who all harvested mountain goats with us in 2008. If you have any concerns about our hunts, service, and or any aspect of our operation, or would like to discuss any issue or hunt with me, or would just like our goat references for 2008 Please contact me and I will forward them to you.

Rerebuttal from Lloyd Godlis.

In reply to Mr. Parker's response to the Hunting Report I must say his attack on me personally is only a further indication of what I believe was his lack of desire to fairly and honestly reach a mutually amicable solution to the problem he created. A problem that he admits was 100% of his making. I did not nor am I questioning whether Mr. Parker has numerous other satisfied hunters.

The discussion I had with his crewmember was elicited by that crewmember. He asked if I had been in or hunted in Alaska before and about the hunts. He also asked of other hunts and we discussed both outstanding trips as well as those one would like to forget and my future plans. Remember, we were on a boat and about ready to embark on a hunt. What else do hunters discuss? If Mr. Parker believes that I came with a negative attitude for a hunt at my considerable expense and one I had been looking forward to for over 2 years, then I submit he misjudged me as severely as he did the goat fore I am an eternal optimist.

Mr. Parker states that I sent him a short note telling him I decided that what he had told me was his final offer was unacceptable. Further on in his rebuttal he states that I did not tell him I was going to file a Hunting Report. Why should I have told him? I was not negotiating for a better deal. I was not trying to use the intended filing of the report as a threat to gain leverage in-order to get a better offer. He had offered a reduction in price for a future hunt but without a specific time frame, not even in a specific year and only based on the amount of a forfeited deposit made by some future hunter unlucky enough to not be able to fulfill his hunt. Simply put, I refused his offer. We both agree almost everything promised was as stated. Mr. Parker has a beautiful boat, excellent food, outstanding help, and excellent equipment. However, in my discussion with him he never hesitated in stating his absolute ability to pick a billy rather than a nanny. I told him I wanted a billy. I am confident that the error was an honest error but as we both agree an error no less. I believe I stated the facts as truly as possible and without any slanderous attempts towards him, unlike his response regarding me. If he had scoped the goat from some 900 yards away as he now contends, he never mentioned that to me.

Finally, I would like to point out that I left his boat on what he perceived was a good note. In fact, you might say I was at his mercy, on his boat, in the middle of an Alaskan fjord. I did not want to cause any further problems for myself nor embarrass him with an open discussion in front of other clients. I thought it best to drop the matter there and then and send him my decision after arriving home.

Be certain you shoot what you want and happy hunting.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6836 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 26, 2008 to May 5, 2008
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: SE Alaska, Tongass National Forest


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Dan
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 8 foot 6 inch square. Skull 25 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Bear was in very good condition.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: American, Alaska Air and charter Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $16000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $625
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2100
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Tip, motel an misc. Amount: $1300
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None, except rained 8 out of 10 days.
Highlights of Hunt: Making the stalk on the bear and bringing it down with one shot, .375HH.
Equipment Recommendations: Good boots.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Parker delivers what he says - no bull.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Joe Brodesser
Contact Information: Tel. 239-466-3355 - 18101 Deep Passage Lane, Ft. Myers, FL
Hunting Experience: Worldwide - South America, Africa seven times, New Zealand, Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, all western states and Alaska.
Physical Condition: Fair for 70 year old.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 6257 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 31, 2007 to September 6, 2007
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Wolf - Availability: Did not see any.
Game Condition Comments: Game was in very good condition. The area is superb. We saw geese, ducks, blacktail deer, numerous bears and one of the hunters saw wolves. The scenery was breath taking and the accommodations were superb. Bruce Parker is an excellent guide.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Alaskan Airlines and Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Usual problems.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5900
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $350
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $500
Other Costs: Guide tips and shipment of trophies. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Experiencing Alaska with great scenery, animals, friends and guides.
Equipment Recommendations: Good rain gear and hip waders.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I have hunted with Bruce twice and his entire operation, as well as the hunting, is great. He has christened a new 80 foot boat which is wonderful.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Dale Powers
Contact Information: Tel. 225-928-1951 - PO Box 15948, Baton Rouge, LA 70895 E-mail: dpowers@powersfirm.com
Hunting Experience: Worldwide with over 250 trophies.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 5025 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 15, 2005 to September 22, 2005
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Brananoff Island


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Alaska brown bear. 9 foot.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Lots of bears every day. It was just a matter of trophy selection.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American and Alaska. Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: All gear lost on way in - received next day. Rifle lost on way home, received next day.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $14000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: $585 per hunter. Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $800
Charter Airfares: $350 per person. Amount: $350
Other Costs: Tips. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Seeing lots of bears, whales, seals, eagles, etc.
Equipment Recommendations: Raingear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Not physically demanding, see lots of bears, success probably 100 percent.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Harold Meyers
Contact Information: Tel. 806-377-6189 - 13205 FM 3110, Texline, TX 79087
Hunting Experience: Lots.
Physical Condition: Average.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 4765 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 29, 2005 to June 3, 2005
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: SE Alaska


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Estimated by outfitter - 20 inch skull, 7.06 X 7.06 hide.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Excellent. Big fat bear with perfect hide, no rub damage.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care:
Name of Airline: Alaska Airlines. Airline Service: Poor
Airline Comments: Three out of four flights with mechanical problems. Results, two flights cancelled with overnight stay in Seattle.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $320
Commercial Airfares: First-class. Amount: $1346
Charter Airfares: Amount: $660
Other Costs: Hotel before and after $500, gratuities $500. Amount: $1000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Spotting from boat travelling along shore. Landing and stalking for shot among cliffs/boulders on beach.
Equipment Recommendations: Hip boots and raingear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Possibilities of getting big black bears.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Hans F Aberg
Contact Information: Tel. 530-468-4328 - 1911 North Kidder Creek Road, Greenview, CA 96037 E-mail: codycreek@direcway.com
Hunting Experience: Since 1948. All continents except Antarctica.
Physical Condition: Excellent.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 3511 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 2, 2003 to June 8, 2003
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Southeast Alaska


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Greg Jennen
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Very good.
Game Sought But Not Taken: - Availability: I did this completely on my own and went to the wrong location. Guide not involved.
Game Condition Comments: Very well run operation with excellent personel and excellent equipment. Not difficult, but fun. Relaxing, good to take spouse.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Alaska Air and Sitka Air. Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Alaska seems to always be good. Air Sitka is excellent.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: $4,500 and observer $1,000 Amount: $5500
Trophy Fees: Included. Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Alaska hunting license $85, black bear tag $225. Amount: $310
Commercial Airfares: I used frequent fly miles but about $500 Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $500
Other Costs: Perhaps a motel night in Sitka. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Had to leave.
Highlights of Hunt: Abundant bears, seeing sea otters and whales. The challenge of getting bear with a traditional muzzleloader.
Equipment Recommendations: Good raingear, hip boots, fishing license if want to crab.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Because it is well run, just plain enjoyable and you'll likely get a good bear. Very good.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Art Johnson
Contact Information: Tel. 775-625-2272 - 9555 Betty Lane E-mail: artj@usfds.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive worldwide.
Physical Condition: Good, but not a factor on this hunt.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2851 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 3, 2002 to June 7, 2002
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: SE Alaska


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker.
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Seven foot - 3 inches. 19 inch skull.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Prime hides, few rubbed bears.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Alaska Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: Alaska Air limits two bags and charges for a third. Policy is not uniform.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Plus license Amount: $150
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $400
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Beautiful area, lots of game, easy hunt.
Equipment Recommendations: Warm, waterproof gear. Quad parka and bibs - perfect.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Great hunt, nice people. Perfect for father and son.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dick Wuori
Contact Information: Tel. 770-396-1738 - 190 Seville Chase, Atlanta, GA 30328 E-mail: dickwuori1@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive
Physical Condition: Fair.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 2304 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 9, 2001 to June 13, 2001
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area: Southeast Alaska


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Black - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Huge.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Good. Since hunt was in June, coats ranged from perfect to thin and rubbed.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Alaska Airlines Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Alaska service has gone down hill over the last few years.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $5000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $700
Other Costs: Observer. Total cost was $9,100 plus tips. Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: Being able to look at ten to twenty bears per day. Bruce is determined to get you a great bear.
Equipment Recommendations: Warm clothes, and good rain gear.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? I can't imagine that anywhere you could turn down that many seven-foot bears.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Mark H. Young
Contact Information: Tel. 907-842-1251 - P.O. Box 1649 E-mail: sjhmhynt@nushtel.com
Hunting Experience: All over, Alaska, five African safaris, Washington, Montana, Maine.
Physical Condition: Good.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Parker Guide Service, Inc Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 1662 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 22, 2000 to May 31, 2000
Place of Hunt: United States - Alaska
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Bruce Parker; Parker Guide Service, Inc. PO Box 6290; Sitka; AK; 99835; Tel. 907-747-6026; Fax: 907-747-8576; Email: parker@alaskaboathunts.com; Web www.alaskaboathunts.com
Personal Guide (if any): Bruce Parker
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Bear, Brown - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Eight feet, 10 inches.
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: There are plenty of bears. A selective hunter should able abe to get one over eight feet, six inches.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta and Alaska Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $11500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $585
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $300
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Making the perfect stalk on a great bear!
Equipment Recommendations: Good raingear and warm clothes.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? Yes
Why? Bruce is a relentless hunter and an excellent trophy judge. The "camp" is a 65 foot boat that is warm and comfortable.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Dick Wuori
Contact Information: Tel. 404-872-3841 - 190 Seville Chase, Atlanta, GA 30328 E-mail: dickwuori1@aol.com
Hunting Experience: Extensive hunting experience.
Physical Condition: Fair. My knees are giving out.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
I highly recommend Bruce Parker and his outfit. You live aboard a warm, dry and comfortable 65 foot boat. Food is great and the people are wonderflul. Very scenic.

I saw 14 boars and held out for a real trophy which I got on the next-to-last day. Bruce never gives up! He hunts hard to get you a bear.



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