Bow Hunting Alaska For Sitka Blacktail Deer!
Bow Hunting is definitely the way to make your hunt a more interesting experience. You have to get closer and be a little cagier to make sure of your success.
All deer taken in Alaska, and Haida Qwaii of British Columbia are considered Sitka Blacktail. The “Sitka” deer is a great bowhunting adventure at an affordable price in Alaska. Bowhunts on Kodiak, as well as Afognak Island can be arranged for these deer. With generous bag limits, and reasonable tag costs it is a great experience.
There are more record book deer entries from Alaska than the rest of North America. They regularly produce monster bucks that weigh over 150 pounds, score between 85” and 120” and are excellent eating.
The Sitka Blacktail deer herd on Prince of Wales is at an all time high and the hunting pressure is low. The deer hunting season is August 1-December 31.
Sitka deer are characteristically smaller than other subspecies of mule deer. Reddish-brown in the summer, their coats darken to a gray-brown in the winter. They are also good swimmers, and can occasionally be seen crossing deep channels between islands. Their average life span is about 10 years but a few are known to have attained an age of 15.
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