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. 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 and 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 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 camp where a warm fire place 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 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 3 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. 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).
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: Wilderness cabin 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 and departure point is Kodiak Airport, Alaska. Clients are responsible for commercial air travel to and from the city of Kodiak, Alaska 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 (for each deer), harvest tickets (no fees), pick-up any additional hunting gear or personal items you may need or sight see around Kodiak. 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). For planning purposes, recommend 1-day in Kodiak or Anchorage to take care of trophy or shipping trophy meat after your hunt. Clients may want to process trophy game meat in Anchorage and ship home. We recommend 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 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. 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, hotels, Alaska hunting license, big game locking tags for each specie, harvest tickets (no fee), fishing license, King stamp if targeted, Alaska waterfowl stamp and Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp, taxidermy trophy care, expediting trophy, processing/shipping trophy meat home, satellite phone or Garmin inReach rental, 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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