Sitka Deer Hunting
Sitka Blacktail Deer are native to the wet, coastal rain forests of S.E. Alaska but were transplanted to the lighter rainfall area of the Kodiak & Afognak Islands circa 1930. They are smaller & stockier with a shorter face than other members of the black-tail group. Typical bucks range from 120# to 220#. Normal antler development is 3-4 points/side with very few scoring more than 110 points in Boone & Crockett record book.
With the first heavy frost, many deer in the high alpine and sub-alpine descend to the upper forests. With snowfall, usually in November & December, they move down to the coastal fringe and beaches. Rut occurs during late November.
The season is between August 1 and December 31, but the best hunting is during November and December. You are allowed 3 Deer per hunter and they can be hunted at the same time as Elk, Bear and Ducks.
Included for everyone: all meals, lodging, sauna, internet, satellite-TV, butcher/vacuum-sealing facilities, walk-in freezer, shipping boxes.
(a) 5 day guided hunts ……… $6,000/person
Includes Sea-Duck/Fox hunting & saltwater fishing; all meals, skinning’/gutting//trophy preparation
(b) 5 day unguided hunts . . . . $3,000/person
Includes hand-held radio, packed-lunch, morning drop-off & evening pick up
(c) Non-hunters: …………………… $500/day
Includes going along with hunters, wildlife photography/videography
(d) Hunting dates: [mid-November through mid-December]
Arrivals: Sunday evenings or Monday mornings
Departures: Saturday morning/afternoon
NOTE: Hunters can mix Guided and Unguided days & square-up before departure.
The main sea-duck species available are:
Green Winged Teal King Eider
Harlequin Scoter (Common, Surf, White Wing)
Old Squaw Golden Eye (Barrow’s, Common)