Sitka black-tailed deer are native to Southeast Alaska and were introduced to Kodiak Island in the early 1920s. There’s something special about Kodiak deer; they are hardy and have thrived on the rugged island terrain since they were introduced.
While Sitka black-tailed deer are smaller compared with other species in the Lower 48, some hunters agree they are the most attractive and also the tastiest of deer species.
Although the population can vary due to harsh winters, these deer rebound quickly and are especially abundant on Kodiak due to the island’s natural absence of wolves.
A Sitka black-tailed deer hunt on Kodiak Island will be adventurous, rewarding, and definitely unforgettable. Learn more about black-tailed deer from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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