Sitka Black-tailed Deer 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. Our Kodiak hunting and fishing camps are a short flight from the city of Kodiak. 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 so you can stay down low on the beach 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 clients will begin with a hearty breakfast, then they are off to hunt around our camp or transported by boat to a choice location. Clients will be given a box lunch, snacks, beverages and hunt as a group. At the end of the day, your hunting party will be transported back to camp to a warm fire place where 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. Sport Fishing: You can go fishing for Halibut, Ling cod, Black rockfish, and salmon. Sport fishing license and King stamp are required. Daily fee is required for fishing. Sea Duck Hunting: Bring your shotgun for sea ducks. Ducks include: Harlequin, Golden Eye, Old Squaw, Bufflehead, red breasted and common mergansers. Puddle ducks include: mallard, pintail, widgeons, green wing teal, gadwalls, and many more. Hunting license, Alaska waterfowl stamp and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp are required. Daily fee is required for duck hunting. Fox Hunting: Kodiak Island has three color phases of red fox (Red, Cross and Black, also referred to as Silver). Your hunting license will cover fox hunting (limit is 2 foxes) and there is no additional charge.
Rate: $6,500 per person, based on two or more hunters (2-3x1) guided, 5-days/5-nights, and up to three deer per hunter. Maximum of six hunters per week and minimum of 4 hunters. Clients may upgrade to sport fishing or duck hunting for daily fee.
Dates: mid-October - December 31 (Prime deer season).
Currently, hunters are allowed up to 3 deer. Buck season opens August 1. Any deer is allowed after October 1 through December 31 and waterfowl migration is in full swing.
Weekly schedule: Arrive at camp on Monday morning and depart camp on Saturday morning. Clients may hunt deer on the same-day-airborne.
Hunt Includes: Professional guide service (2-3 X1), wilderness cabin accommodations, home cooked meals (hot breakfast, box lunch, snacks, beverages and dinner), in-field transportation, and trophy field care.
What to bring: See Planner tab for suggested gear list. Reminder, leave rifle hard case and travel clothes bag with air transporter. Packing: recommend hunters pack personal gear in multiple small waterproof bags for easy transport on small air charter bush planes.
Travel: Arrival/departure point is the city of Kodiak, Alaska, where you are met at the airport. Clients are responsible for commercial air travel to and from the city of Kodiak and follow-on charter flight to our Kodiak hunting and fishing camps. We suggest you arrive 1-day in Kodiak prior to your hunt commencing, so you can purchase Alaska hunting license, Sitka Black-tailed deer tags, purchase any additional hunting gear or any personal items you may need. We assist hunters by coordinating air charter flight to/from our camps by float plane or wheel plane (Cessna 206, DeHavilland Beaver, Widgeon, Piper Cherokee 6’s, a Britten-Norman Islander, turbine Cessna 208 Caravan). Clients should leave hard rifle case and travel clothes bag in air charter service hangar. For departure schedule, recommend 1-day in Kodiak or Anchorage for shipping trophy game meat and/or expediting trophy from Alaska to taxidermist of your choice. Clients may want to process trophy game meat in Anchorage and ship home. We recommend clients purchasing airline tickets with flexible change policies and travel insurance in the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances that may affect your airline travel.
Alaska Hunting License, Game Locking Tags, and Harvest Tickets: Purchase Alaska hunting license, game locking tags, and harvest tickets (no fee) online at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) website or purchase upon arrival in Anchorage or Kodiak. For U.S. Nonresident clients: Alaska hunting license: $160, Deer tags: $300 each, Harvest Tickets required: no fee, Sport Fishing license (7-day): $70, King salmon stamp (7-day): $45, Alaska waterfowl stamp: $10, and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp: $25.
For Foreign Nonresident Alien clients: Alaska hunting license: $630, Deer tag: $400 each, Harvest Tickets required: no fee, Sport Fishing license (7-day): $70, King salmon stamp (7-day): $45, Alaska waterfowl stamp: $10, and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp: $25.
Hunt does not include: Before and after hunt expenses, commercial airfare, air charter passenger seat, Alaska hunting license, deer locking tags (for each deer), hotel, meals, trophy/meat shipment, taxidermy services, and gratuity.
*NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to increase costs in transportation, insurance, and ADF&G requirements. Clients will be notified of any changes before submitting a deposit on hunt. All clients and guests are required to review and sign a Participation Agreement form prior to going on a hunt with Mike Odin’s Alaska Adventures, LLC.
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