What Should You Should Know for Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunting on Kodiak Island

Everything You Need to Know for Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunting on Kodiak Island

Sitka Black Tail is one of the smallest species of the deer family, and they thrive on Kodiak Island. After being transplanted to the island in the 1920s and 1930s, an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 live on the Kodiak Archipelago. This offers a unique hunting experience in the remote native village of Old Harbor.

Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge offers a first-class hunting experience in remote Alaska that very few people have experienced. Choosing Kodiak Island to hunt is a unique location that can be as exciting as the hunt itself. Combining the very remote area and the mild terrain will provide you with a challenging and rewarding hunt. 

Are you planning a hunting trip to Kodiak? Book with us right away to reserve your spot.

Where Can You Hunt Sitka Blacktail Deer?

Sitka blacktail deer is one of Alaska’s most popular big game species. Initially located in Southeast Alaska and north-coastal British Columbia, they have established populations near Yakutat, in Prince William Sound, and on Kodiak and Afognak islands. 

Kodiak Island offers a beautiful and unique place for your Sitka blacktail deer hunting experience. You can also see famous Kodiak grizzly bears, bald eagles, red foxes, ermines, otters, tundra voles, brown bats, and more at our lodge. You can add fox and duck hunting along with a world-class Alaska fishing trip to your itinerary. 

When is the Best Time to go Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunting?

Although the season opens in August, Kodiak Sportsman’s Lodge starts scheduling hunting trips  in early November into the middle of December. As the temperature drops and the snow begins to fall in the higher elevations, the deer begin to move down to the lower elevation. Bucks  start to gather their does and go into a rut, making this the perfect hunting opportunity

Keep in mind the weather in Alaska can get cold during the winter months, temperatures often stick between the low 20s to the mid-30s. The island also gets a lot of rain, snow, sleet, and hail throughout the year. Packing plenty of layers and waterproof gear can keep you dry during the hunt and ready to return to our warm and comfortable lodge.

How Much Does a Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunt Cost?

We offer a six-day, seven nights hunting trip priced at $4,500. You would arrive the night before your hunt and leave the morning after your last day of hunting. Our price includes: 

  • Kodiak Deer hunting, duck hunting, and fishing. (Deer hunting is the priority)
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Transportation to and from hunt grounds
  • Transportation to and from the lodge via private charter

It does not include hunting or fishing licenses, tags, stamps, and gratuity. 

Hunting Fees for 2022:

Hunting License$160
Deer Tags$300 per deer
total of 3 deer can be taken
Land Use Fee$150
only if you hunt on native land
7-Day Fish License$45
7-Day King Stamp$45

Why Choose Kodiak Island for Sitka Blacktail Deer Hunting?

Kodiak Island is the second-largest island in the United States, after the big island of Hawaii. However, it’s less populated, and there are no highways, no big hotels, no shopping malls or crowds, and no pollution. 

The Sitka blacktail deer feed off the land and not fertilized landscaping, improving the deer’s health. They also drink natural water that isn’t farmed irrigation run-off. 

We will take you to our favorite hunting spots, where we’re confident that you will find plenty of Sitka blacktail deer. After the hunt, you can come back to our comfy lodge for a warm meal and night. You can share your photos and stories with others over a glass of something you like. 

Kodiak Island gives you the feeling of being in the heart of Alaska and can offer an amazingly unique hunt. At Kodiak’s Sportsman’s Lodge, we’ll provide a dream hunting experience that you won’t ever forget! 

Ready to book your hunting trip to Kodiak Island? Reserve a spot now! 

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