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 by boat to the spot of your choice (preferably with hunting partners). 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, 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 sport fishing, sea duck hunting, and fox hunting. Sport Fishing: You can also go fishing for Halibut, Ling cod, Black rockfish, and salmon. Sport fishing license and King stamp required, if targeted. 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. State waterfowl duck stamp and Federal waterfowl duck stamp are required. Daily fee is required for duck hunting. 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
Rate: $4,500 per person (based on two or more hunters), 5-days/5-nights, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Un-guided hunts. Maximum of six hunters per week. 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 lodge on Monday morning and depart lodge on Saturday morning. Clients may hunt deer on the same-day-airborne.
Includes: Lodge accommodations, home cooked meals (hot breakfast, box lunch, snacks, beverages and dinner), VHF/marine radio, and transportation to and from hunt area.
What to bring: See Trip Planner, 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 planes and boats.
Travel: Arrival/departure point is Kodiak Airport, Alaska. Clients are responsible for commercial air travel to and from Kodiak, Alaska and follow-on charter flight to the 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 or sight see around Kodiak. Air charter service is via float plane or wheel plane to and from lodge with Piper Cherokee 6’s, a Britten-Norman Islander, turbine Cessna 208 Caravan, a Cessna 206, a DeHavilland Beaver or a Widgeon. For planning purposes, recommend 1-2 days in Kodiak or Anchorage to take care of trophy or shipping trophy meat 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.
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, King salmon stamp: $15 for one day/nonresident or $30 for three days/nonresident, Alaska waterfowl stamp: $10, and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp: $25. Harvest tickets are required for each specie (no fee required for harvest tickets).
Hunt does not include (not an all inclusive list): Before and after hunt expenses,
commercial airfare, air charter, hotels, Alaska hunting license, big game locking tags for each specie, harvest tickets (no fee), fishing license, King stamp, targeted, Alaska waterfowl stamp and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, taxidermy trophy care, expediting trophy, processing/shipping trophy meat home (unless donated), satellite phone or Garmin inReach 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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