About Your Guide
State of Alaska Registered Guide /
Outfitter License # 861
This State of Alaska License allows Johnnie Laird dba as Muskeg
Excursions to conduct fully guided, outfitted and transported hunts in
Big Game Units #1 & #2 ... Guide Use Areas 01-11; 02-01 & 02-02.
US Coast Guard License #
AK Business License # 271146
Sport Fishing Guide & Business
License # 20029
Johnnie Laird has been an outdoorsman almost since
birth. His father retired from the US Air Force and was an avid hunter and fisherman; he instilled hunting and fishing ethics starting at an early age. Both
his Father and Mother (as well as his brother) were all hunters, fishers
and enjoyed the outdoors.
Tom Ray and Mary
Frances Laird with a couple of Fiddletown, Ca area bucks .....
Some of Johnnie's relatives moved from Oklahoma to
California for the many opportunities and settled in the Sierra
foothills east of Sacramento in the early '40's. Much of Johnnie's youth
was spent hiking, camping, hunting and fishing in the Sierra Nevada
Mountains as well as the country and hills surrounding his home in
Fairfield located between San Francisco and Sacramento. As a youth,
Johnnie attained the rank of Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Order of the
Johnnie started working in the timber industry in California in 1968 and southeast Alaska in 1973. He has hunted big game in California, Oregon, Arizona and Alaska. Johnnie has hunted and fished the Southern Southeast Alaska area extensively and
established a fur and bear fleshing / expediting service and freshwater
guiding business in 1982.
One of Johnnie's record book Sitka Blacktails
He received his license as an assistant hunting guide
in 1988 and obtained a US Coast Guard Master (50 tons) License in 1994. Muskeg Excursions went into the
Big Game hunting business full time in 1995.
Muskeg Excursions works under a Priority Use Permit on the Tongass National Forest, Craig and Misty Fjords Ranger Districts.
Here is Johnnie getting his first
'hunting safety course' from Aunt Lois in Oklahoma.
Thomas holding him on a nice Lake Tahoe Bear in '47 ...
Still Hunting and