Sitka deer hunting is an excellent choice for hunters of any skill level. Although they are relatively small, they make attractive trophies and are often easy to hunt. Our outfitters offer an excellent combination of sport and luxury when pursuing this beautiful deer, using a yacht as the base for coastal hunting trips.
Sitka deer, often called Sitka blacktail deer, are found only on the western coasts and islands of Alaska and Canada. They live at relatively low altitudes in the forests and hills near the ocean, and can often be seen along the seashore after the first heavy snows.
In the summer, Sitka deer have a reddish-brown coat, which becomes a darker brown-grey during the winter. Sitka blacktail hunting can be done while they have their summer coats, but it is more common for hunters to pursue them while they’re in their winter coats and their antlers are fully grown and out of velvet. Other identifying marks include white fur on the throat, the bridge of the nose, and the insides of the legs, along with a black forehead, nose, and tail.
Bucks generally weigh 120-150 pounds and stand three feet tall at the shoulder, but some can weigh as much as 200 pounds. While their antlers are smaller than those of most other American deer, they are often pleasing to the eye and make worthwhile trophies.
Our outfitters launch most of their expeditions between November 15th and December 15th, when the best Sitka blacktail hunting can be done. These hunting trips last five days.
Our outfitters will take you Sitka deer hunting along the coastline by yacht in order to spot deer along the coast. If this is done after the deer have left the hills—generally late November through December—then they will be easy to spot, and hunters will not have to travel far from the boat to reach their quarry. This makes for a hunt that can be enjoyed by hunters with any level of experience and physical fitness.
Hunters who choose earlier dates in November may have a more challenging hunt, as there may not have been enough snowfall to make the deer leave the hills yet. In this case, guides and hunters will often need to go some distance into the woods to find them. These hunts are better for hunters who are more physically fit. But whichever hunt you choose, you can rest easy knowing that you are nearly guaranteed to succeed—clients of our outfitters have had a 100% success rate for four years running.
Call Global Sporting Safaris today at 888-850-4868,Extension 702 and let us know what type of Alaska Sitka deer hunting experience you are looking for. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you.