Kodiak Island is hunting paradise! Kodiak holds a healthy population of trophy Sitka black-tailed deer. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) estimates there are 80,000 deer on Kodiak Island. Both, resident and non-residents are allowed 3 deer of either sex per year. This is a great hunt for one of the most beautiful deer in North America. Our Kodiak hunting camp is only 20-minute flight from the city of Kodiak. Hunts are primarily spot-and-stalk after a short hike up the mountainside above the alders and below the snow-line, glassing open areas for mature bucks in rut. While other hunters choose to hunt from elevated strategic position on ridges over looking drainages, funnel areas, and open meadows. During mid-October, snow tends to push many deer off the mountains into the lower hills and beaches. For non-hikers, 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. Sitka Black-tailed bucks come into rut and begin chasing doe’s late October, with the peak rut being mid-late November. A mature Sitka black-tailed buck weighs 150 to 200 pounds when field dressed and can sport an impressive set of antlers. The opportunity to collect a trophy Sitka black-tailed deer makes for a great hunting experience. Typical daily schedule: 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 in pairs or 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: $4,500 per person (based on two or more hunters), 5-days/5-nights, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Un-guided hunts. Minimum of 4 hunters per week and maximum of 6 hunters. Clients may upgrade to sport fishing or duck hunting for $250 daily fee.
Dates: mid-October – December 31 (Prime deer season).
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.
Includes: Accommodations (warm wilderness cabin), home cooked meals (hot breakfast, box lunch, snacks, beverages and dinner), VHF/marine radio, and in-field transportation by boat charter to choice hunting locations.
What to bring: See Planner tab on website, click on 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 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 camp. 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 Kodiak camp by float plane (Cessna 206 or De Havilland Beaver). 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 game meat processing/shipping and expediting trophy from Alaska to a taxidermist of your choice. Clients may want to process 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, Locking-tags, and Harvest Tickets: Purchase Alaska hunting license, 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.
Hunt does not include (not an all inclusive list): Before and after hunt expenses,
commercial airfare, air charter passenger seat to/from camp, hotel and meals (before and after hunt), Alaska hunting license, deer locking-tags (for each deer), harvest tickets (no fee), Alaska sport fishing license, King stamp if targeted, Alaska waterfowl stamp and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, game meat processing/shipping, expediting trophy, taxidermy services, and gratuity.
Travel Insurance. We highly recommend all our clients purchase travel insurance with trip cancellation, as well as a Global Rescue Membership for medical advisory and evacuation. For guidance on these travel protection services and to enroll, contact Justin Walker at Global Rescue at phone: 1-435-680-2566 or 1-617-210-8110 or via email: Jwalker@globalrescue.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://globalrescue.com/mikeodinsalaskaadventures/ or you should use another reputable provider.
Conditions. Mike Odin’s Alaska Adventures, LLC hunts are conducted on a fair chase basis in accordance with the State of Alaska Hunting regulations and Guiding regulations. All clients are required to sign a Guide-Outfitter Contract within 90 days after we receive your initial deposit, or before services are provided. Agreement provides specifics of your hunt as required by Alaska state law. For further clarification, we have posted our Payment and Cancellation Policy on our website. Mike Odin’s Alaska Adventures, LLC requires all clients and guests to review and sign a Participation Release Form prior to start of activities. This agreement includes a release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risk, and loss payment. Also, we request clients and guests to complete our Guest Information Form to identify an emergency contact and to notify us of any medical situations or special medications that you may be taking that could be helpful in case of an emergency.
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