Customized Hunting Plan: Sitka Black-tailed Deer DIY Hunts
Kodiak Island is hunting paradise! Kodiak holds a healthy population of trophy Sitka black-tailed deer. This is a great hunt for one of the most beautiful deer in North America. Access to our remote location is by float plane from Kodiak to the main lodge. Kodiak’s deer reach weights of 175 to 200 pounds, producing some excellent trophies. Hiking up the hillsides while spending time glassing and then stalking is the preferred way for Sitka black-tailed deer hunting. For the non-hiker, it's best to book a later hunt and you can stay down low and quietly wait for the deer to come to you. The opportunity to collect a trophy Sitka black-tailed deer makes for a great hunting experience. Each day you will begin with a hearty breakfast, then we’re off to transport you, preferably with hunting partners, by boat to the spot of your choice of several hunting locations. You will be given a lunch and a VHF radio so that you can call to be picked up at the end of your hunting day. You will then be transported back to the main lodge where a comfortable living room, banya steam bath, warm fire, and a delicious meal awaits you. Sharing your stories with us will be the highlight of our day. Method of take is your choice (rifle, archery or muzzle loader). Besides Sitka black-tailed deer, Kodiak offers sea duck hunting, fox hunting, and sport fishing. Sea Duck Hunting: Bring your shotgun for sea ducks. Ducks include: Harlequin, Golden Eye, Old Squaw, Bufflehead, Mallard, Pintail, Brandt, and many more. Fox Hunting: Kodiak Island has 3 color phases of red fox (Red, Cross and Black, also referred to as Silver). Your deer hunting license will cover fox hunting (limit is 2 foxes) as well and there is no additional charge. Sport Fishing: You can also go fishing for Halibut, Ling cod, and Black rockfish.
This is no ordinary Do-It-Yourself (DIY) hunt. Hunters will consult with a current, experienced Alaska Registered Guide and Outfitter who will customize a personal hunting plan tailored to meet your needs and preferences, as well as provide you with a detailed Hunting Orientation packet and assist you in coordinating with a reputable transporter. You’ll get your questions answered by a professional.
Customized Hunting Plan Fee: Quote available upon request. Prices vary depending on species, preferred dates, size of hunting group, travel requirements, and any additional preferences. The consulting fee for your Customized Hunting Plan does not include any of your transportation or any hunt expenses before, during, or after the hunt. The fee does include consultation with and expertise of an Alaska Registered Guide and Outfitter and a Customized Hunting Plan and Hunt Orientation in the form of documents, which will be emailed or mailed via USPS to you. Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (907-644-4868) for a quote.
Dates: Oct 21 - Nov 31 are the preferred hunt dates. Bucks are in rut, and waterfowl migration is in full swing!
Travel: Arrival/departure point is Kodiak, Alaska. Clients are responsible for commercial air travel to/from Kodiak and air charter service to/from the main lodge. We suggest you arrive 1-2 days in Kodiak prior to your hunt commencing, so you can purchase Alaska hunting license, Sitka Black-tailed deer tags (for each deer), harvest tickets (no fee), pick-up any additional hunting gear or personal items you may need. Air charter service is via floatplane to/from main lodge with Cessna 206, DeHavilland Beaver or Widgeon. For planning purposes, recommend 1-2 days in Kodiak or Anchorage to take care of trophy or shipping after your hunt. We recommend purchasing airline tickets with flexible change policies in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that may affect your airline travel as well as travel insurance.
Air Charter Service Fees (approximate):
Air charter service includes travel from Kodiak to/from main Lodge. Typically, the transportation service includes transportation for you, 50lbs. of gear plus rifle or bow, transport of trophy meat and antlers. Air charter fee is determined by type of aircraft, length of flight, payload, number of passengers, weight of all passengers, carry-on gear, and trophy weight on return flight. Typically, the cost of air charter service is approximately $300 per person RT.
Lodge Fee: $3,950 per person based on two or more hunters, 6-day hunt, Un-guided/Do-It-Yourself (DIY) hunts. Maximum of six hunters per week.
Lodge service includes: Lodge accommodations, all meals, and in-field transportation.
License, Tags, and Harvest Tickets: Purchase Alaska hunting license and Sitka Black-tailed deer locking tags online at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) website or purchase upon arrival in Anchorage or Kodiak. Alaska hunting license: $160 (U.S. nonresident), deer tag each: $300, and Sport Fishing license (7-day): $70, State waterfowl duck stamp: $10, and Federal waterfowl duck stamp: $25. Harvest tickets are required for each specie (no fees for permits).
Other expenses hunter can expect (not an all inclusive list): Before and after hunt expenses,
commercial airfare, air charter service fees, hotels, rental vehicle, travel insurance, Alaska
hunting license, big game locking tags for each specie, harvest tickets, taxidermy trophy care,
expediting trophy, processing/shipping trophy meat home (unless donated), satellite phone
rental or inReach two-way satellite communicator rental, and gratuity.
*NOTE: All prices are subject to change due to increase costs in travel requirements, insurance and ADF&G requirements.
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