About Us

This here is where I can tell you all about Us,

About Pioneer Outfitters, the family, the business!

What is Pioneer Outfitters?

Pioneer Outfitters is real life Alaska. Men and women trained extensively by the State and in the field. Guides that make their lives and living on horseback in the wild areas of Alaska, to stand by you and see you safely into the wilderness, through it and back.

Simply, Pioneer Outfitters is not only who we are, it is what we are. This entire site is truly about us.

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” ~Thomas Paine

How long have you been doing these things?

Pioneer Outfitters, has well over nine decades of year-round living and experience in and of the Alaskan Wilderness.

Since 1924, Pioneer Outfitters has been doing exactly the same things, in the same areas of the Alaska wilderness as it does today. Leading clients and guests into the wilderness on horseback across rivers, up mountains, through the wide open areas and thick forests.

Chisana is our home.

We live here, work here, play here, explore and wonder here. All year round, we work, chase and ride our range horses, cut wood, haul water, see, photograph, monitor, hunt and trap the wild critters, go for walks, snow machine across miles and miles of tundra, through passes, over ice and glaciers, snow shoe into places that the snow machines can’t reach and fly over it all in low and slow bush planes like the Super Cub or fly higher and see the bigger picture in the Cessna 206.

Where are you located?

Pioneer Outfitters is located in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Chisana is accessible only by small aircraft.

It is truly remote, a location that is separate from the busy world we live in today.

Chisana’s location is as follows:
Latitude 62* 4min 3sec North. Longitude 142* 2min 7sec West

We can also be located looking in the Alaska Hunting Regulations Book, in Unit 12.

What do you offer?

Pioneer Outfitters offers a variety of true Alaskan Adventures for you to choose from. A variety of true Wilderness experiences on horseback or with snowmachines. Horseback Adventures, Winter and Spring Excursions, Big Game Hunting and Alaska Guide Training are what Pioneer Outfitters offers to you.

Pioneer Outfitters  can take you on a Winter Excursion, share with you the mystical Northern Lights, a Photo Safari unlike any other of its kind, a 10-day cross country horseback pack trip and show you around the remains of the last historic gold rush.

We will teach you to pan for gold if that is your wish or lead you across magnificent glaciers.

We will climb with you to peaks above the clouds and help you come closer to the great mountain animals than you have ever dreamed.

What is your promise (to clients)?

“As a Lifetime Member of The Foundation For North American Wild Sheep, the NRA, Alaska Professional Hunters Association and various others, I will continue to work with the State of Alaska, the Big Game Commercial Services Board and National Park Service to assure that our youth will have the same opportunities for good quality outdoor experiences and hunting that we have all enjoyed for many decades. 
Outdoor recreation and good hunting in a free and wilderness environment is a heritage that we must perpetuate for generations to come forever.
My promise is to never forget this and to make sure each and every guest and client that comes to us is treated with respect and given all the benefits of over 90 years of living this life.
To do everything in my power to make each and every dream that comes our way, come true, and to make memories that will last a lifetime.” ~Terry Overly


“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”.  ~Henry Ford


Who does it?

Pioneer Outfitters is led by Master Guide Terry Overly. On the ground, in training, on horseback, from the air, Master Guide Terry Overly is Pioneer Outfitters.

Guides, trained and selected by Terry Overly are Pioneer Outfitters. Guides, trained and licensed by the State of Alaska are your guides. Your guides, that know the answers, the directions, the horses, the land and the game. Your guides that will keep you safe while pursuing the dream that brought you to Alaska.

Here is more information about us that you may enjoy:

23 Questions You Want Answered about Pioneer Outfitters

You also may enjoy knowing more about the History of Pioneer Outfitters, Chisana and Alaska.